Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Ryan (1-2) vs. Taijuan Walker (7-6)
The Detroit Tigers head to Safeco Field on Tuesday to take on the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Kyle Ryan for the Tigers and Taijuan Walker for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +135 and Seattle at -145. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Tigers, with a 38-43 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 45-34 over/under record. The Mariners have a 32-46 over/under record and a 32-50 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 39% of the time.
The Tigers head into this matchup with a 41-40 record, including 19-17 on the road. Kyle Ryan has a 1-2 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.55 and a 1.45 WHIP. In his starts, the Tigers are 1-3 over his 27.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 27 hits during those innings. The Tigers are also 2-2 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 244 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen while being struck out 180 times and walking 86 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.07 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.83 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22.
Detroit ranks 1st in the league in team batting average at .278 while hitting .263 on the road. The Tigers hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337 which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in baseball with 9.69 hits per game and Miguel Cabrera leads the team with 97.
With a 17-23 home record, Seattle will hope to improve on their 38-44 overall mark. Taijuan Walker has a record of 7-6 while sporting an earned run average of 4.34 on the year with a 1.28 WHIP. In his starts, the Mariners are 8-8 and he has allowed 91 hits over 91.1 innings pitched this season. The Mariners are also 7-8 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 217 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 210 times and walking 96 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.24 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66.
They rank 30th in the league in team batting average with a .229 average while hitting .236 at home. The Mariners hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.67 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 92.
Detroit has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 41 errors with 803 assists and 2,189 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .987 team fielding percentage while committing 40 errors, accumulating 845 assists and compiling 2,206 put outs.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 45-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 38-43 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 32-46 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 32-50 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/04/15 1B Miguel Cabrera Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/3)
05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers
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