Sunday, June 21, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez (5-7) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (4-2)
The Detroit Tigers head to Yankee Stadium on Sunday to take on the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +148 and New York at -158. The over/under was set at 7. The Tigers have a 31-34 over/under record and a 32-35 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Yankees have a 35-29 over/under record and a 35-32 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 52% of the time.
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The Tigers show up with a 34-33 record, including 16-15 on the road. Anibal Sanchez has a 5-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.65 and a 1.18 WHIP. The Tigers are 5-9 over his 91 innings pitched and he's also given up 82 hits over that time period. The Tigers are also 7-6 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have given up 179 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .251 against the Tigers bullpen while walking 62 times and striking out 139 times. Detroit is averaging 6.66 strikeouts per game while getting 8.58 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 14th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.81.
As a team, Detroit is batting .272, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .261 average away from home. The Tigers hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332 which is good for 3rd in baseball. Miguel Cabrera leads the team in hits with 82 while the team ranks 2nd in baseball with 9.33 hits per game.
New York is 19-11 at home while holding a 37-30 overall record on the season. Masahiro Tanaka has a record of 4-2 while sporting an earned run average of 2.49 on the year with a 0.88 WHIP. The Yankees have a record of 5-2 over the 43.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 31 hits. The Yankees are also 2-5 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 5.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.24 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .209 against the Yankees bullpen while walking 86 times and striking out 236 times. New York is averaging 8.5 strikeouts per game while getting 8.78 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .268 average at Safeco Field. The Yankees hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 14th in baseball. Brett Gardner leads the team in hits with 65 while the team ranks 13th in baseball with 8.69 hits a game.
Detroit has a team fielding percentage of .988 after having committed 31 errors with 666 assists and 1,799 put outs for the season. The Yankees have committed 47 errors on the season with 631 assists and 1,811 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .981 on the year.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 31-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 32-35 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 35-29 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 35-32 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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