Sunday, September 27, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Ervin Santana (6-4) vs. Randy Wolf (0-4)
The Minnesota Twins visit Comerica Park on Sunday to play the Detroit Tigers. The Twins send Ervin Santana to the mound to face Randy Wolf of the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at -123 and Detroit at +113. The over/under was set at 9. The Twins have a 70-71 over/under record and a 89-64 run line mark, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The Tigers are 72-81 against the run line and have a 83-63 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Twins come into this game with a 78-75 record, and they are 32-43 away from home. Starting pitcher Ervin Santana holds a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 4.31 and a WHIP of 1.33. In his starts, the Twins are 8-7 over his 94 innings pitched this season while giving up 94 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-7. His teammates are averaging 4.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 472 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .251 against the Twins bullpen while walking 155 times and striking out 367 times. Minnesota is averaging 6.49 strikeouts per game while getting 9.44 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 20th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.13.
Minnesota ranks 24th in the league in team batting average at .248 while hitting .230 on the road. The Twins hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 27th in baseball. Joe Mauer leads the team in hits with 148 while the team ranks 25th in baseball with 8.37 hits per game.
With a 72-81 overall record, Detroit will come into this game 38-41 at home. With an earned run average of 5.91, Randy Wolf will come into this game holding a 0-4 record and a 1.62 WHIP. In his starts, the Tigers are 2-4 and he has allowed 39 hits over 32 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-3. His teammates score an average of 3.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 503 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .270 against the Tigers bullpen while walking 189 times and striking out 378 times. Detroit is averaging 6.9 strikeouts per game while getting 9.32 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.68.
They rank 2nd in the league in team batting average with a .271 average while hitting .274 at home. The Tigers hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 2nd in baseball. Ian Kinsler leads the team in hits with 181 while the team ranks 1st in baseball with 9.43 hits a game.
Minnesota has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 78 errors with 1,544 assists and 4,089 put outs for the season. The Tigers have committed 76 errors on the season with 1,539 assists and 4,135 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 70-71 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 89-64 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 83-63 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 72-81 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/15 P Tommy Milone Shoulder out indefinitely
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
09/24/15 P Bruce Rondon Disciplinary out for season
09/04/15 SS Jose Iglesias Finger out indefinitely
08/20/15 P Anibal Sanchez Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers
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