Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Matt Shoemaker
The Detroit Tigers head to Angel Stadium on Wednesday to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The probable pitchers are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and Matt Shoemaker for the Angels. The opening line for this game has Detroit at -101 and Los Angeles at -109. The over/under is 8. The Tigers have a 31-17-2 over/under mark and a 27-23-0 run line record, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Angels are 25-27-0 against the run line and have a 22-27-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Tigers head into this game with a 24-26 record, and they are 12-15 on the road. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has a 4-1 record with an ERA of 3.97 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 36 strikeouts during his 34 innings pitched and he has given up 36 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.96. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have allowed 158 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the pen while they've been struck out 118 times and walked 48 times this year. As a unit, Detroit has given up 9.4 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.53 hitters per nine. They are 24th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.49. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 457 base hits and 218 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 148 batters and struck out 366. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.21.
As a team, Detroit is hitting .262, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .256 average on the road. The Tigers have a .429 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .318 which is good for 15th in the league. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.96 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this game hitting .320 and his on-base percentage is at .351. He has 57 hits this season along with 24 runs scored and 32 runs batted in. He's struck out 44 times and has walked 10 times. Ian Kinsler is hitting .313 and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 62 hits so far while scoring 42 runs and he's driven in 24. He has walked 13 times and has struck out 33 times. The Tigers have 448 hits, including 79 doubles and 62 home runs. They've stolen 16 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 8 times. Detroit has walked 136 times this season and they've struck out 432 times as a unit. They've left 332 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 221 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 11-16 home mark and a 23-28 overall record. With an ERA of 5.96, Matt Shoemaker has a 3-5 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 45 strikeouts over the 45.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 52 hits. He has allowed 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.99. 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 7.13 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.04 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 451 base knocks and 213 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 161 hitters and struck out 376. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .222 average at home. The Angels hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.21 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .312 and he has an OBP of .411. He has 59 hits this year along with 36 runs scored and 37 RBI. He's struck out 46 times and has walked on 33 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .289 and he has an OBP of .366. 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 436 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 155 times this year and they have struck out 305 times. They've had 325 men left on base and have an OPS of .699. They score 4.16 runs per game and have totaled 212 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 31-17-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 27-23-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 22-27-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 25-27-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/28/16 P Jordan Zimmerman Groin "?" Friday vs. Chicago White Sox
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
05/31/16 3B Yunel Escobar Wrist "?" Tuesday vs. Detroit Tigers
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)
04/06/16 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 Angels
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