Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Sonny Gray (6-2) vs. Anibal Sanchez (3-6)
The Detroit Tigers welcome The Oakland Athletics to Comerica Park on Wednesday. The probable starters are Sonny Gray for the Athletics and Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +102 and Detroit at -112. The over/under was set at 8. The Athletics have a 32-18 over/under record and a 25-28 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Tigers have a 23-28 over/under record and a 24-28 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 46% of the time.
The Athletics head into this matchup with a 20-33 record, including 11-16 on the road. Sonny Gray has an earned run average of 1.82 and is 6-2 so far on the season while having a 0.97 WHIP. The Athletics are 6-5 over his 74 innings pitched and he's also given up 52 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Athletics are 8-2 in his starts. He is getting 5.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 156 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 4.76. Opposing teams are hitting .256 against the Athletics bullpen while walking 60 times and striking out 148 times. Oakland is averaging 7.68 strikeouts per game while getting 8.14 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 11th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.71.
As a team, Oakland is batting .257, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. The Athletics on-base percentage sits at .318, which puts them at 10th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .392. Marcus Semien leads the team in hits with 58 while the team ranks 7th in baseball with 8.96 hits per game.
With a 14-12 home record, Detroit will hope to improve on their 28-24 overall mark. Anibal Sanchez is starting this game 3-6 for the season with an earned run average of 5.75 and a WHIP of 1.31. The Tigers have a record of 3-8 over the 67.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 69 hits. Against the over/under, the Tigers are 7-4 when he starts. He is getting 4.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 127 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 2.90. Opposing teams are hitting .233 against the Tigers bullpen while walking 46 times and striking out 108 times. Detroit is averaging 6.6 strikeouts per game while getting 8.67 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .283 average at Safeco Field. The Tigers on-base percentage sits at .338, which puts them at 2nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .410. Miguel Cabrera leads the team in hits with 61 while the team ranks 5th in baseball with 9.23 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Athletics have a fielding percentage of .974 with 52 total errors, 521 assists and 1,413 put outs. The Tigers have committed 22 errors on the season with 517 assists and 1,383 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .989 on the year.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 32-18 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 25-28 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 23-28 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 24-28 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/30/15 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/28)
05/29/15 P Edward Mujica Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/21)
05/27/15 P Scott Kazmir Shoulder is downgraded to expected to miss next start
05/23/15 CF Coco Crisp Neck Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/21)
05/23/15 2B Tyler Ladendorf Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/22)
05/20/15 P Drew Pomeranz Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/18)
05/17/15 1B Ike Davis Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 P Sean Nolin Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 P A.J. Griffin Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/27)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
06/02/15 P Alfredo Simon Personal expected to start Tuesday vs. Oakland Athletics
06/02/15 CF Rajai Davis Personal expected to be placed on Paternity List
05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
05/19/15 DH Victor Martinez Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/19)
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
04/04/15 P Bruce Rondon Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/1)
04/04/15 P Justin Verlander Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/29)
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers
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