Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Buck Farmer (0-2) vs. Drew Hutchison (12-2)
The Detroit Tigers take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday at Rogers Centre. The probable starters are Buck Farmer for the Tigers and Drew Hutchison for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +230 and Toronto at -251. The over/under was set at 9.5. The Tigers have a 67-55 over/under record and a 60-67 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Blue Jays have a 60-59 over/under record and a 70-57 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 55% of the time.
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The Tigers come into this game with a 60-67 record, and they are 30-32 away from home. Buck Farmer has an earned run average of 7.80 and is 0-2 so far on the season while having a 1.73 WHIP. He's pitched 30 innings thus far while surrendering 39 hits over that time and when he starts, the Tigers are 0-4. The Tigers are also 4-0 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.43 and they've given up 395 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .270 against the Tigers bullpen while walking 146 times and striking out 307 times. Detroit is averaging 6.98 strikeouts per game while getting 9.23 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 27th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.49.
Detroit is batting .273 as a team, which is good for 1st in the league and hitting .268 away from home. Ranked at 2nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Tigers sit at .330 and they hold a .432 team slugging percentage. Ian Kinsler leads the team in hits with 154 while the team ranks 1st in baseball with 9.51 hits per game.
With a 71-56 overall record, Toronto will come into this game 40-23 at home. Drew Hutchison is starting this game 12-2 for the season with an earned run average of 5.06 and a WHIP of 1.44. He's pitched 131.2 innings thus far while surrendering 149 hits over that time in which the Blue Jays are 17-7. The Blue Jays are also 15-9 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 6.7 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.18 and they have given up 306 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .221 against the Blue Jays bullpen while walking 100 times and striking out 364 times. Toronto is averaging 7.02 strikeouts per game while getting 8.51 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81.
They are batting .264 as a team, which is good for 7th in the league and hitting .273 at home. Ranked at 1st in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .333 and they hold a .445 team slugging percentage. Josh Donaldson leads the team in hits with 146 while the team ranks 8th in baseball with 8.91 hits a game.
The Tigers have committed 64 errors and have combined for 1,255 assists and 3,418 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. The Blue Jays have committed 71 errors on the season with 1254 assists and 3,384 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 67-55 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 60-67 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 60-59 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 70-57 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/20/15 P Anibal Sanchez Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
08/20/15 P Daniel Norris Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 60 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
Toronto Blue Jays
07/29/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Marcus Stroman Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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