Tuesday, June 14, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Miguel Gonzalez
The Detroit Tigers visit U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers and Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at -118 and Chicago at +108. The over/under was set at 9. The Tigers have a 35-23-4 over/under record and a 36-26-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The White Sox are 28-35-0 against the run line and have a 28-32-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this matchup with a 32-30 record, including 15-17 on the road. Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has a 8-3 record with an earned run average of 3.30 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 46 strikeouts over his 71 innings pitched and he has given up 71 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.92. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 183 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen while being struck out 153 times and walking 62 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 8.91 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.42 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 539 base hits and 257 earned runs. They have allowed 66 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 192 batters and struck out 449. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team, Detroit is batting .268, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .255 average away from home. The Tigers hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.19 hits per game. Nick Castellanos comes into this game hitting .305 and his on-base percentage is at .335. He has 67 hits this season along with 29 runs scored and 37 runs batted in. He's struck out 60 times and has walked 12 times. Ian Kinsler is hitting .316 and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 78 hits so far while scoring 53 runs and he's driven in 42. He has walked 18 times and has struck out 43 times. The Tigers have 570 hits, including 101 doubles and 76 home runs. They've stolen 22 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Detroit has walked 175 times this season and they've struck out 532 times as a unit. They've left 419 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 285 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a 15-16 home record and a 31-32 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.57, Miguel Gonzalez has a 1-1 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 34 strikeouts over the 40.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 40 hits. He has allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.3. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 165 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 158 times and walking 77 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.69 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.76 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 543 base knocks and 235 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 198 hitters and struck out 485. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .232 average at home. The White Sox hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.14 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .259 and he has an OBP of .349. He has 63 hits this year along with 24 runs scored and 19 RBI. He's struck out 39 times and has walked on 26 occasions. Melky Cabrera is hitting .284 and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 64 hits so far while he's scored 28 runs and drove in 29. He has earned a walk 22 times and has punched out 26 times. The White Sox as a unit have 512 base hits, including 96 doubles and 57 homers. They have 25 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Chicago as a team has walked 198 times this year and they have struck out 508 times. They've had 434 men left on base and have an OPS of .690. They score 3.97 runs per game and have totaled 250 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 35-23-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 36-26-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 28-32-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 28-35-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/04/16 P Daniel Norris Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jeff Ferrell Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Angel Nesbitt Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
Chicago White Sox
06/10/16 DH Justin Morneau Elbow 15-day DL (6/9)
06/10/16 CF Austin Jackson Knee 15-day DL (6/10)
05/06/16 P Jacob Petricka Hip 15-day DL (5/2)
04/27/16 C Kevan Smith Pelvis 15-day DL (4/24)
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers
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