Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Felix Hernandez
The Detroit Tigers visit Safeco Field on Wednesday to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Justin Verlander for the Tigers and Felix Hernandez for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +100 and Seattle at -110. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Tigers have a 57-50-5 over/under record and a 62-50-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Mariners are 59-52-0 against the run line and have a 53-53-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this matchup with a 61-51 record, including 28-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 12-6 record with an earned run average of 3.52 and a WHIP of 1.05. He has 164 strikeouts over his 153.1 innings pitched and he has given up 120 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.46. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 354 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen while being struck out 289 times and walking 114 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.15 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.46 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.30. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 1,007 base hits and 473 earned runs. They have allowed 119 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 321 batters and struck out 821. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team, Detroit is batting .268, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .257 average away from home. The Tigers hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.2 hits per game. Ian Kinsler comes into this game hitting .296 and his on-base percentage is at .348. He has 133 hits this season along with 88 runs scored and 62 runs batted in. He's struck out 86 times and has walked 29 times. Nick Castellanos is hitting .286 and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 114 hits so far while scoring 52 runs and he's driven in 58. He has walked 26 times and has struck out 106 times. The Tigers have 1,030 hits, including 167 doubles and 145 home runs. They've stolen 48 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 19 times. Detroit has walked 330 times this season and they've struck out 908 times as a unit. They've left 756 men on base and have a team OPS of .765. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 530 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this matchup with a 31-25 home record and a 58-53 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.55, Felix Hernandez has a 6-4 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 88.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 75 hits. He has allowed 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.61. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 300 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 383 times and walking 129 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.61 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.33 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 953 base knocks and 439 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 318 hitters and struck out 923. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .251 average at home. The Mariners hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.77 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup batting .292 and he has an OBP of .349. He has 131 hits this year along with 71 runs scored and 70 RBI. He's struck out 69 times and has walked on 33 occasions. Nelson Cruz is hitting .279 and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 112 hits so far while he's scored 62 runs and drove in 70. He has earned a walk 45 times and has punched out 113 times. The Mariners as a unit have 974 base hits, including 171 doubles and 156 homers. They have 32 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Seattle as a team has walked 347 times this year and they have struck out 871 times. They've had 740 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They score 4.66 runs per game and have totaled 517 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 57-50-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 62-50-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 53-53-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 59-52-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/09/16 CF Cameron Maybin Thumb doubtful Tuesday vs. Seattle Mariners
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)
08/09/16 P James Paxton Elbow "?" for next scheduled start
08/05/16 P Steve Cishek Hip 15-day DL (8/2)
07/30/16 P Nathan Karns Back 15-day DL (7/30)
07/23/16 SS Ketel Marte Mononucleosis 15-day DL (7/20)
06/30/16 C Steve Clevenger Hand 60-day DL (6/29)
06/25/16 P Adrian Sampson Elbow 60-day DL (6/24)
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (5/2)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers
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