Sunday, June 12, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Michael Pineda
The Detroit Tigers visit Yankee Stadium on Sunday to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and Michael Pineda for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +118 and New York at -128. The over/under was set at 9. The Tigers have a 35-21-4 over/under record and a 34-26-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Yankees are 30-31-0 against the run line and have a 24-30-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this matchup with a 30-30 record, including 13-17 on the road. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has a 6-1 record with an earned run average of 2.83 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 49 strikeouts over his 47.2 innings pitched and he has given up 40 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.5. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 180 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen while being struck out 145 times and walking 59 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.05 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 529 base hits and 255 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 185 batters and struck out 433. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team, Detroit is batting .268, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .254 average away from home. The Tigers hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.18 hits per game. Nick Castellanos comes into this game hitting .310 and his on-base percentage is at .342. He has 66 hits this season along with 28 runs scored and 35 runs batted in. He's struck out 56 times and has walked 12 times. Ian Kinsler is hitting .314 and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 75 hits so far while scoring 50 runs and he's driven in 35. He has walked 17 times and has struck out 43 times. The Tigers have 551 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 172 times this season and they've struck out 513 times as a unit. They've left 407 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 275 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 18-12 home record and a 31-30 overall mark. With an earned run average of 6.14, Michael Pineda has a 3-6 record and a 1.53 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 66 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 84 hits. He has allowed 11.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.29. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 146 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 219 times and walking 49 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.67 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.88 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 515 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 141 hitters and struck out 527. 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 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .256 average at home. The Yankees hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.1 hits per contest. Carlos Beltran comes into this matchup batting .286 and he has an OBP of .319. He has 62 hits this year along with 35 runs scored and 44 RBI. He's struck out 47 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .287 and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 56 hits so far while he's scored 26 runs and drove in 19. He has earned a walk 18 times and has punched out 31 times. The Yankees as a unit have 494 base hits, including 90 doubles and 64 homers. They have 34 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 11 times. New York as a team has walked 176 times this year and they have struck out 416 times. They've had 390 men left on base and have an OPS of .699. They score 4.02 runs per game and have totaled 245 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 35-21-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 34-26-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 24-30-7 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 30-31-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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 (6/10)
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
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers
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