Friday, June 19, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Alfredo Simon (7-3) vs. Adam Warren (4-4)
The New York Yankees host the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on Friday. Alfredo Simon is the probable starter for the Tigers and he'll face Adam Warren of the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +118 and New York at -128. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Tigers have a 30-34 over/under record and a 32-34 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Yankees are 33-32 against the run line and have a 33-29 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this matchup with a 34-32 record, including 16-14 on the road. Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon holds a 7-3 record with an earned run average of 2.58 and a WHIP of 1.16. In his starts, the Tigers are 8-4 over his 76.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 65 hits during those innings. The Tigers are also 5-6 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.36 and they've given up 176 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 139 and walked 61 batters this season while opposing teams hit .249 against them. Detroit has a team average of 8.5 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.72 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.76, they are 12th in the league.
Detroit ranks 1st in the league in team batting average at .272 while hitting .262 on the road. Ranked at 3rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Tigers sit at .333 and they hold a .411 team slugging percentage. With 79 hits, Miguel Cabrera leads the team while his team ranks 1st in hits per game with 9.35.
With a 17-11 home record, New York will hope to improve on their 35-30 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.78, Adam Warren will come into this game holding a 4-4 record and a 1.25 WHIP. In his starts, the Yankees are 8-4 and he has allowed 61 hits over 69 innings pitched this season. The Yankees are also 6-6 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 5.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.26 and they have given up 168 hits on the season. The Yankees bullpen has struck out 236 batters and walked 86 this season while opposing teams have hit .209 against them. New York has a team average of 8.77 hits per game and are averaging 8.47 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.90, they are 16th in the league.
They rank 18th in the league in team batting average with a .248 average while hitting .260 at home. Ranked at 15th in the league in on-base percentage, the Yankees sit at .316 and they hold a .412 team slugging percentage. With 60 hits, Chase Headley leads the team while his team ranks 16th in hits per game with 8.52.
The Tigers have committed 31 errors and have combined for 654 assists and 1,775 put outs leading to a .987 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Yankees have accumlated 46 errors while having 612 assists and 1,757 put outs leading to a .981 fielding percentage.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 30-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 32-34 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 33-29 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 33-32 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
05/19/15 DH Victor Martinez Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/19)
05/09/15 C Alex Avila Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/7)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
New York Yankees
06/18/15 1B Mark Teixeira Neck is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Miami Marlins
06/10/15 P Andrew Miller Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/10)
05/30/15 CF Slade Heathcott Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
05/20/15 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
04/05/15 P Ivan Nova Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees
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