Friday, July 3, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Hutchison (8-1) vs. Anibal Sanchez (6-7)
The Detroit Tigers host the Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park on Friday. The Blue Jays send Drew Hutchison to the mound to face Anibal Sanchez of the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +129 and Detroit at -139. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Blue Jays, with a 42-38 run line record, cover the spread 53% of the time. They also have a 37-37 over/under record. The Tigers are 36-41 against the run line and have a 41-34 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Blue Jays come into this game with a 42-38 record, and they are 16-21 away from home. Starting pitcher Drew Hutchison holds a 8-1 record with an earned run average of 4.99 and a WHIP of 1.42. In his starts, the Blue Jays are 11-5 over his 88.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 99 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Blue Jays are 10-6 in his starts. The team is averaging 7 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 193 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.44. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen while being struck out 242 times and walking 75 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.26 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.06.
Toronto is batting .266 as a team, which is good for 5th in the league and hitting .252 away from home. The Blue Jays on-base percentage sits at .332, which puts them at 3rd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .448. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.97 hits per game and Josh Donaldson leads the team with 95.
With a 39-38 overall record, Detroit will come into this game 20-21 at home. With an earned run average of 4.63, Anibal Sanchez will come into this game holding a 6-7 record and a 1.18 WHIP. In his starts, the Tigers are 7-9 and he has allowed 95 hits over 105 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Tigers are 9-6 when he starts. The team is averaging 5.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 235 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.82. Teams are hitting .264 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 175 times and walking 79 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.02 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.84 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.09.
They are batting .275 as a team, which is good for 1st in the league and hitting .286 at home. The Tigers on-base percentage sits at .334, which puts them at 1st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .420. They rank 1st in baseball with 9.58 hits per game and Miguel Cabrera leads the team with 94.
In terms of team defense, the Blue Jays have a fielding percentage of .986 with 42 total errors, 792 assists and 2,127 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .987 team fielding percentage while committing 38 errors, accumulating 766 assists and compiling 2,081 put outs.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 37-37 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 42-38 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 41-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 36-41 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
06/14/15 P Aaron Sanchez Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/6)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 15 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)
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
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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