Friday, May 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Sean Manaea
The Detroit Tigers visit O.co Coliseum on Friday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and Sean Manaea for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +104 and Oakland at -114. The over/under was set at 8. The Tigers have a 30-14-2 over/under record and a 26-20-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Athletics are 24-24-0 against the run line and have a 25-21-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Tigers head into this matchup with a 23-23 record, including 11-12 on the road. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 5.13 and a WHIP of 1.63. He has 33 strikeouts over his 26.1 innings pitched and he has given up 33 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.19. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 140 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen while being struck out 113 times and walking 45 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.35 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.59 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 420 base hits and 199 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 142 batters and struck out 341. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 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 .267, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .264 average away from home. The Tigers hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.2 hits per game. Nick Castellanos comes into this game hitting .337 and his on-base percentage is at .366. He has 55 hits this season along with 22 runs scored and 31 runs batted in. He's struck out 38 times and has walked 9 times. Ian Kinsler is hitting .306 and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 56 hits so far while scoring 40 runs and he's driven in 24. He has walked 11 times and has struck out 30 times. The Tigers have 423 hits, including 73 doubles and 60 home runs. They've stolen 14 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Detroit has walked 125 times this season and they've struck out 398 times as a unit. They've left 310 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 211 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this matchup with a 8-15 home record and a 20-28 overall mark. With an earned run average of 7.62, Sean Manaea has a 1-2 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 26 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 31 hits. He has allowed 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.82. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 163 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 156 times and walking 47 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.67 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.88. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 447 base knocks and 229 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 154 hitters and struck out 360. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.52.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .222 average at home. The Athletics hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.31 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .308 and he has an OBP of .346. He has 37 hits this year along with 10 runs scored and 17 RBI. He's struck out 19 times and has walked on 8 occasions. Josh Reddick is hitting .322 and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 47 hits so far while he's scored 21 runs and drove in 18. He has earned a walk 18 times and has punched out 22 times. The Athletics as a unit have 399 base hits, including 65 doubles and 51 homers. They have 26 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. Oakland as a team has walked 109 times this year and they have struck out 331 times. They've had 301 men left on base and have an OPS of .678. They score 3.88 runs per game and have totaled 186 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 30-14-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 26-20-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 25-21-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 24-24-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/25/16 2B Ian Kinsler Flu "?" Friday vs Oakland Athletics
05/25/16 LF Justin Upton Quad "?" Friday vs Oakland Athletics
05/23/16 P Jordan Zimmerman Groin expected to miss next scheduled start Saturday vs. Oakland Athletics
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)
05/23/16 P Sonny Gray Trapezius 15-day DL (5/21)
05/20/16 RF Josh Reddick Thumb 15-day DL (5/20)
05/17/16 C Josh Phegley Knee 15-day DL (5/10)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 P Liam Hendriks Tricep 15-day DL (5/9)
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 15-day DL (5/9), out for season
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 15-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13)
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers
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