Sunday, July 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez vs. R.A. Dickey
The Detroit Tigers visit Rogers Centre on Sunday to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers and R.A. Dickey for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +175 and Toronto at -185. The over/under was set at 10.5. The Tigers have a 49-34-4 over/under record and a 49-38-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The Blue Jays are 47-42-0 against the run line and have a 35-50-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Tigers head into this matchup with a 45-42 record, including 22-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a 5-9 record with an earned run average of 6.52 and a WHIP of 1.60. He has 65 strikeouts over his 78.2 innings pitched and he has given up 89 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.65. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 291 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the bullpen while being struck out 232 times and walking 92 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.44 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.36 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.58. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 810 base hits and 393 earned runs. They have allowed 93 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 262 batters and struck out 631. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
As a team, Detroit is batting .269, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .259 average away from home. The Tigers hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.33 hits per game. Nick Castellanos comes into this game hitting .306 and his on-base percentage is at .347. He has 98 hits this season along with 44 runs scored and 51 runs batted in. He's struck out 85 times and has walked 20 times. Ian Kinsler is hitting .293 and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 102 hits so far while scoring 71 runs and he's driven in 52. He has walked 26 times and has struck out 69 times. The Tigers have 812 hits, including 139 doubles and 114 home runs. They've stolen 35 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. Detroit has walked 263 times this season and they've struck out 741 times as a unit. They've left 592 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 422 runs so far this year.
Toronto comes into this matchup with a 26-19 home record and a 50-39 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.10, R.A. Dickey has a 6-9 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 78 strikeouts over the 109.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 106 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.22. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 241 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 237 times and walking 69 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.79 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 744 base knocks and 340 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 103 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a staff has walked 250 hitters and struck out 697. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.14.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .269 average at home. The Blue Jays hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.61 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this matchup batting .303 and he has an OBP of .415. He has 100 hits this year along with 79 runs scored and 60 RBI. He's struck out 66 times and has walked on 59 occasions. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .267 and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 88 hits so far while he's scored 57 runs and drove in 80. He has earned a walk 45 times and has punched out 76 times. The Blue Jays as a unit have 766 base hits, including 159 doubles and 129 homers. They have 31 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 14 times. Toronto as a team has walked 341 times this year and they have struck out 742 times. They've had 614 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They score 4.93 runs per game and have totaled 439 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 49-34-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 49-38-0 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 35-50-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 47-42-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/06/16 P Daniel Norris Oblique 15-day DL (7/5)
07/04/16 P Jordan Zimmerman Neck 15-day DL (6/01)
06/21/16 P Drew VerHagen Shoulder 60-day DL (5/23)
06/17/16 RF J.D. Martinez Elbow 15-day DL (6/17)
04/04/16 P Jeff Ferrell Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Angel Nesbitt Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
Toronto Blue Jays
07/07/16 P Marco Estrada Back 15-day DL (7/3)
07/02/16 2B Ryan Goins Forearm 15-day DL (7/2)
06/27/16 P Gavin Floyd Shoulder 15-day DL (6/26)
06/17/16 RF Jose Bautista Toe 15-day DL (6/17)
04/22/16 1B Chris Colabello Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/10/16 P Franklin Morales Shoulder 60-day DL (4/7)
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers
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