Monday, May 30, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Jhoulys Chacin
The Detroit Tigers visit Angel Stadium on Monday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Justin Verlander for the Tigers and Jhoulys Chacin for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at -128 and Los Angeles at +118. The over/under was set at 8. The Tigers have a 31-15-2 over/under record and a 27-21-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The Angels are 24-26-0 against the run line and have a 22-25-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Tigers head into this matchup with a 24-24 record, including 12-13 on the road. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 4.02 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has 70 strikeouts over his 65 innings pitched and he has given up 53 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.67. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 153 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen while being struck out 115 times and walking 46 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.44 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.54 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.53. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 442 base hits and 212 earned runs. They have allowed 57 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 144 batters and struck out 353. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.29.
As a team, Detroit is batting .267, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .263 average away from home. The Tigers hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.17 hits per game. Nick Castellanos comes into this game hitting .333 and his on-base percentage is at .361. He has 57 hits this season along with 23 runs scored and 32 runs batted in. He's struck out 41 times and has walked 9 times. Ian Kinsler is hitting .319 and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 61 hits so far while scoring 41 runs and he's driven in 24. He has walked 12 times and has struck out 30 times. The Tigers have 439 hits, including 78 doubles and 62 home runs. They've stolen 16 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 8 times. Detroit has walked 132 times this season and they've struck out 410 times as a unit. They've left 323 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 218 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 10-15 home record and a 22-27 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.11, Jhoulys Chacin has a 1-3 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 44 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 45 hits. He has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.16. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 148 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 133 times and walking 59 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.14 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.97 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.52. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 433 base knocks and 204 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 153 hitters and struck out 356. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.48.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .222 average at home. The Angels hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.34 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .319 and he has an OBP of .408. He has 58 hits this year along with 34 runs scored and 36 RBI. He's struck out 43 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .291 and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 52 hits so far while he's scored 27 runs and drove in 23. He has earned a walk 18 times and has punched out 37 times. The Angels as a unit have 418 base hits, including 74 doubles and 42 homers. They have 14 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 13 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 145 times this year and they have struck out 287 times. They've had 308 men left on base and have an OPS of .702. They score 4.1 runs per game and have totaled 201 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 31-15-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 27-21-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 22-25-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 24-26-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/28/16 P Jordan Zimmerman Groin "?" next start
04/28/16 P Shane Greene Finger 15-day DL (4/25)
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)
Los Angeles Angels
05/18/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 15-day DL (5/13)
05/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (5/17)
05/17/16 LF Daniel Nava Groin 15-day DL (5/17)
05/10/16 SS Andrelton Simmons Thumb 15-day DL (5/8)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 15-day DL (4/26)
04/29/16 P Huston Street Oblique 15-day DL (4/28)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Shoulder 60-day DL (4/4)
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers
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