Saturday, June 20, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Alfredo Simon (7-3) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (5-2)
The Detroit Tigers head to Yankee Stadium on Saturday to take on the New York Yankees. Alfredo Simon is the probable starter for the Tigers and he'll face Nathan Eovaldi of the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +108 and New York at -118. The over/under was set at 8. 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 have a 34-29 over/under record and a 34-32 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 52% of the time.
The Tigers show up 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. He is getting 4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 176 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.36. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen while being struck out 139 times and walking 61 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.72 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76.
As a team, Detroit is batting .272, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .262 average away from home. The Tigers on-base percentage sits at .333, which puts them at 3rd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .411. They rank 1st in baseball with 9.35 hits per game and Miguel Cabrera leads the team with 80.
New York is 18-11 at home while holding a 36-30 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 5.12, Nathan Eovaldi will come into this game holding a 5-2 record and a 1.65 WHIP. In his starts, the Yankees are 7-6 and he has allowed 97 hits over 70.1 innings pitched this season. The Yankees are also 9-4 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 5.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 168 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.26. Teams are hitting .209 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 236 times and walking 86 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.79 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.52 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .265 average at Safeco Field. The Yankees on-base percentage sits at .318, which puts them at 15th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .416. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.62 hits per game and Chase Headley leads the team with 62.
In terms of team defense, the Tigers have a fielding percentage of .987 with 31 total errors, 654 assists and 1,775 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .981 team fielding percentage while committing 46 errors, accumulating 620 assists and compiling 1,784 put outs.
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 34-29 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 34-32 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)
05/09/15 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
06/10/15 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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