Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez vs. Kyle Gibson
The Detroit Tigers head to Target Field on Tuesday to take on the Minnesota Twins. The probable pitchers are Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers and Kyle Gibson for the Twins. The opening line for this game has Detroit at -115 and Minnesota at +105. The over/under is 9. The Tigers have a 61-57-6 over/under mark and a 67-57-0 run line record, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Twins are 65-59-0 against the run line and have a 74-43-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this game with a 65-59 record, and they are 30-33 on the road. Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a 6-12 record with an ERA of 5.94 and a WHIP of 1.51. He has 110 strikeouts during his 119.2 innings pitched and he has given up 133 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.06. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have allowed 397 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the pen while they've been struck out 328 times and walked 126 times this year. As a unit, Detroit has given up 9.1 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.46 hitters per nine. They are 17th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.24. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 1,115 base hits and 520 earned runs. They have allowed 137 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 354 batters and struck out 914. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
As a team, Detroit is hitting .265, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .259 average on the road. The Tigers have a .433 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .325 which is good for 13th in the league. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.1 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this game hitting .278 and his on-base percentage is at .338. He has 138 hits this season along with 93 runs scored and 63 runs batted in. He's struck out 99 times and has walked 36 times. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .305 and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 140 hits so far while scoring 68 runs and he's driven in 78. He has walked 55 times and has struck out 91 times. The Tigers have 1,129 hits, including 182 doubles and 162 home runs. They've stolen 49 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 20 times. Detroit has walked 363 times this season and they've struck out 1,009 times as a unit. They've left 838 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 571 runs so far this year.
Minnesota comes into this game with a 25-37 home mark and a 49-75 overall record. With an ERA of 4.90, Kyle Gibson has a 5-7 record and a 1.51 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 101 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 117 hits. He has allowed 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.64. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 449 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Twins bullpen while being struck out 395 times and walking 135 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.36 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,236 base knocks and 605 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 168 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a staff has walked 328 hitters and struck out 901. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .258 average at home. The Twins hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.87 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this matchup batting .276 and he has an OBP of .376. He has 117 hits this year along with 62 runs scored and 44 RBI. He's struck out 80 times and has walked on 68 occasions. Brian Dozier is hitting .266 and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 123 hits so far while he's scored 75 runs and drove in 74. He has earned a walk 47 times and has punched out 87 times. The Twins as a unit have 1,100 base hits, including 228 doubles and 147 homers. They have 78 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Minnesota as a team has walked 392 times this year and they have struck out 1,055 times. They've had 871 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They score 4.53 runs per game and have totaled 562 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 61-57-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 67-57-0 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 74-43-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 65-59-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/13/16 SS Jose Iglesias Hamstring 15-day DL (8/11)
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)
08/13/16 P Tommy Milone Bicep 15-day DL (8/11)
08/11/16 P Trevor May Back 15-day DL (8/7)
06/10/16 P Phil Hughes Knee 60-day DL (6/10); out for season
04/13/16 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins
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