Tuesday, September 6, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Boyd vs. Miguel Gonzalez
The Detroit Tigers visit U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Matt Boyd for the Tigers and Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at -110 and Chicago at +100. The over/under was set at 9.5. The Tigers have a 67-63-6 over/under record and a 74-62-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The White Sox are 67-69-0 against the run line and have a 62-67-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this matchup with a 74-62 record, including 35-34 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Boyd has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 4.00 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 67 strikeouts over his 78.2 innings pitched and he has given up 73 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.7. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 426 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen while being struck out 359 times and walking 141 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.47 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.20. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 1,210 base hits and 564 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 380 batters and struck out 1,004. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.15.
As a team, Detroit is batting .267, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .265 average away from home. The Tigers hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.2 hits per game. Ian Kinsler comes into this game hitting .279 and his on-base percentage is at .340. He has 151 hits this season along with 100 runs scored and 72 runs batted in. He's struck out 103 times and has walked 39 times. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .311 and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 156 hits so far while scoring 75 runs and he's driven in 85. He has walked 61 times and has struck out 97 times. The Tigers have 1,251 hits, including 211 doubles and 179 home runs. They've stolen 53 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 24 times. Detroit has walked 407 times this season and they've struck out 1,087 times as a unit. They've left 928 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 632 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a 35-29 home record and a 65-71 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.05, Miguel Gonzalez has a 2-6 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 78 strikeouts over the 102.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 103 hits. He has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.95. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 389 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 375 times and walking 197 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.93 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,207 base knocks and 558 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 160 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 453 hitters and struck out 1,054. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .257 average at home. The White Sox hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.71 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .293 and he has an OBP of .346. He has 155 hits this year along with 55 runs scored and 86 RBI. He's struck out 107 times and has walked on 34 occasions. Melky Cabrera is hitting .297 and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 145 hits so far while he's scored 58 runs and drove in 65. He has earned a walk 40 times and has punched out 59 times. The White Sox as a unit have 1,184 base hits, including 229 doubles and 141 homers. They have 62 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 31 times. Chicago as a team has walked 389 times this year and they have struck out 1,084 times. They've had 932 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They score 4.17 runs per game and have totaled 567 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 67-63-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 74-62-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 62-67-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 67-69-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/04/16 SS Erick Aybar Abdominal "?" Monday vs. Chicago White Sox
09/04/16 CF Cameron Maybin Thumb "?" Monday vs. Chicago White Sox
08/07/16 P Jordan Zimmerman Neck 15-day DL (8/5)
08/07/16 3B Nick Castellanos Hand 15-day DL (8/7)
08/02/16 P Mike Pelfrey Back 15-day DL (8/2)
06/21/16 P Drew VerHagen Shoulder 60-day DL (5/23), out for season
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
09/05/16 SS Tim Anderson Calf "?" Monday vs. Detroit Tigers
09/04/16 P James Shields Back "?" for next scheduled start
08/13/16 P Miguel Gonzalez Groin 15-day DL (8/12)
08/03/16 CF Charlie Tilson Hamstring 15-day DL (8/3)
07/27/16 2B Brett Lawrie Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
07/01/16 3B Matt Davidson Foot 60-day DL (6/30)
06/21/16 P Zach Putnam Elbow 15-day DL (6/21)
06/10/16 CF Austin Jackson Knee 15-day DL (6/10)
05/06/16 P Jacob Petricka Hip 60-day DL (5/2)
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers
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