Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez vs. Hector Santiago
The Detroit Tigers visit Angel Stadium on Tuesday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers and Hector Santiago for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +111 and Los Angeles at -121. The over/under was set at 8. The Tigers have a 31-16-2 over/under record and a 27-22-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Angels are 25-26-0 against the run line and have a 22-26-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
The Tigers head into this matchup with a 24-25 record, including 12-14 on the road. Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 6.04 and a WHIP of 1.58. He has 48 strikeouts over his 53.2 innings pitched and he has given up 58 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.61. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 156 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the bullpen while being struck out 118 times and walking 47 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.45 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.53 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 451 base hits and 213 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 147 batters and struck out 359. 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 4.26.
As a team, Detroit is batting .265, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .260 average away from home. The Tigers hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.08 hits per game. Nick Castellanos comes into this game hitting .326 and his on-base percentage is at .353. He has 57 hits this season along with 24 runs scored and 32 runs batted in. He's struck out 42 times and has walked 9 times. Ian Kinsler is hitting .314 and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 61 hits so far while scoring 42 runs and he's driven in 24. He has walked 13 times and has struck out 32 times. The Tigers have 444 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 135 times this season and they've struck out 422 times as a unit. They've left 328 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.49 runs per contest and have scored a total of 220 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 10-16 home record and a 22-28 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.58, Hector Santiago has a 3-3 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 55 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 50 hits. He has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.4. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 138 times and walking 61 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.03 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.49. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 447 base knocks and 212 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 63 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 160 hitters and struck out 366. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.49.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .222 average at home. The Angels hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.35 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .317 and he has an OBP of .414. He has 59 hits this year along with 35 runs scored and 37 RBI. He's struck out 44 times and has walked on 32 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .295 and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 54 hits so far while he's scored 29 runs and drove in 24. He has earned a walk 21 times and has punched out 38 times. The Angels as a unit have 430 base hits, including 76 doubles and 43 homers. They have 16 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 14 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 154 times this year and they have struck out 298 times. They've had 322 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They score 4.14 runs per game and have totaled 207 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 31-16-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 27-22-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 22-26-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 25-26-0 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels
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