Saturday, June 11, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Masahiro Tanaka
The Detroit Tigers head to Yankee Stadium on Saturday to take on the New York Yankees. The probable pitchers are Justin Verlander for the Tigers and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees. The opening line for this game has Detroit at +125 and New York at -135. The over/under is 8.5. The Tigers have a 35-20-4 over/under mark and a 34-25-0 run line record, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The Yankees are 29-31-0 against the run line and have a 24-29-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this game with a 30-29 record, and they are 13-16 on the road. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 5-5 record with an ERA of 3.97 and a WHIP of 1.07. He has 85 strikeouts during his 79.1 innings pitched and he has given up 62 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.57. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have allowed 179 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the pen while they've been struck out 145 times and walked 59 times this year. As a unit, Detroit has given up 9.06 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.48 hitters per nine. They are 21st in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.38. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 522 base hits and 252 earned runs. They have allowed 66 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 180 batters and struck out 431. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team, Detroit is hitting .269, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .256 average on the road. The Tigers have a .439 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .328 which is good for 7th in the league. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.24 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this game hitting .316 and his on-base percentage is at .348. He has 66 hits this season along with 28 runs scored and 35 runs batted in. He's struck out 55 times and has walked 12 times. Ian Kinsler is hitting .315 and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 74 hits so far while scoring 50 runs and he's driven in 35. He has walked 17 times and has struck out 41 times. The Tigers have 545 hits, including 98 doubles and 73 home runs. They've stolen 20 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Detroit has walked 170 times this season and they've struck out 506 times as a unit. They've left 400 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 275 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this game with a 17-12 home mark and a 30-30 overall record. With an ERA of 2.76, Masahiro Tanaka has a 3-1 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 78.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 64 hits. He has allowed 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.23. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 145 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 216 times and walking 49 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.72 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.91 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 509 base knocks and 242 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 70 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 139 hitters and struck out 520. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .256 average at home. The Yankees hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.12 hits per contest. Carlos Beltran comes into this matchup batting .282 and he has an OBP of .316. He has 60 hits this year along with 34 runs scored and 43 RBI. He's struck out 47 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .292 and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 56 hits so far while he's scored 26 runs and drove in 19. He has earned a walk 17 times and has punched out 31 times. The Yankees as a unit have 487 base hits, including 89 doubles and 64 homers. They have 34 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 11 times. New York as a team has walked 171 times this year and they have struck out 414 times. They've had 385 men left on base and have an OPS of .700. They score 4.02 runs per game and have totaled 241 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 35-20-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 34-25-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 24-29-7 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 29-31-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/08/16 CF Cameron Maybin Wrist "?" Friday vs New York Yankees
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)
New York Yankees
06/10/16 1B Chris Parmelee Hamstring 15-day DL
06/04/16 1B Mark Teixeira Knee 15-day DL (6/4)
05/31/16 LF Dustin Ackley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/29), out for season
05/26/16 P Chasen Shreve Shoulder 15-day DL (5/26)
05/25/16 C Gary Sanchez Thumb 15-day DL
04/03/16 RF Mason Williams Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Bryan Mitchell Toe 60-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees
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