Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: R.A. Dickey (3-8) vs. David Price (7-2)
The Detroit Tigers host the Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park on Saturday. The Blue Jays send R.A. Dickey to the mound to face David Price of the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +139 and Detroit at -149. The over/under was set at 8. The Blue Jays have a 38-37 over/under record and a 42-39 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Tigers have a 42-34 over/under record and a 36-42 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 46% of the time.
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The Blue Jays come into this game with a 42-39 record, and they are 16-21 away from home. Starting pitcher R.A. Dickey holds a 3-8 record with an earned run average of 4.85 and a WHIP of 1.34. In his starts, the Blue Jays are 7-9 over his 102 innings pitched this season while giving up 97 hits during those innings. The Blue Jays are also 7-6 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 206 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.50. The bullpen has struck out 249 and walked 77 batters this season while opposing teams hit .223 against them. Toronto has a team average of 8.61 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.26 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.16, they are 25th in the league.
As a team, Toronto is batting .267, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .252 average away from home. The Blue Jays on-base percentage sits at .334, which puts them at 2nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .449. With 96 hits, Josh Donaldson leads the team while his team ranks 7th in hits per game with 9.04.
With a 39-39 overall record, Detroit will come into this game 20-22 at home. With an earned run average of 2.62, David Price will come into this game holding a 7-2 record and a 1.12 WHIP. In his starts, the Tigers are 13-3 and he has allowed 102 hits over 110 innings pitched this season. The Tigers are also 9-7 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 235 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.82. The Tigers bullpen has struck out 175 batters and walked 79 this season while opposing teams have hit .264 against them. Detroit has a team average of 9.07 hits per game and are averaging 6.81 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.14, they are 24th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .275, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .286 average at Safeco Field. 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. With 95 hits, Miguel Cabrera leads the team while his team ranks 1st in hits per game with 9.59.
In terms of team defense, the Blue Jays have a fielding percentage of .986 with 43 total errors, 800 assists and 2,154 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Tigers have accumlated 37 errors while having 777 assists and 2,108 put outs leading to a .987 fielding percentage.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 38-37 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 42-39 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 42-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 36-42 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)
05/08/15 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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