Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Joe Ross
The Detroit Tigers visit Nationals Park on Tuesday to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and Joe Ross for the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +140 and Washington at -165. The over/under was set at 8. The Tigers have a 20-10-0 over/under record and a 15-15-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Nationals are 17-14-0 against the run line and have a 12-15-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this matchup with a 14-16 record, including 9-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 6.30 and a WHIP of 2.00. He has 10 strikeouts over his 10 innings pitched and he has given up 17 hits so far this season. He has allowed 15.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.57. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 102 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen while being struck out 68 times and walking 27 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.54 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.93 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 281 base hits and 130 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season and they allow 1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 96 batters and struck out 204. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team, Detroit is batting .257, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .272 average away from home. The Tigers hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.87 hits per game. Nick Castellanos comes into this game hitting .375 and his on-base percentage is at .393. He has 39 hits this season along with 13 runs scored and 24 runs batted in. He's struck out 27 times and has walked 5 times. Ian Kinsler is hitting .304 and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 38 hits so far while scoring 25 runs and he's driven in 17. He has walked 7 times and has struck out 20 times. The Tigers have 266 hits, including 47 doubles and 33 home runs. They've stolen 9 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 3 times. Detroit has walked 85 times this season and they've struck out 265 times as a unit. They've left 204 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 131 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this matchup with a 8-4 home record and a 19-12 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.23, Joe Ross has a 3-1 record and a 0.99 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 29.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 20 hits. He has allowed 6.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.63. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 77 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 88 times and walking 30 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.34 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 2.80. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 233 base knocks and 89 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 22 home runs this year and they give up 0.7 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 90 hitters and struck out 273. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 3.21.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .230 average at home. The Nationals hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.19 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .265 and he has an OBP of .432. He has 26 hits this year along with 21 runs scored and 27 RBI. He's struck out 25 times and has walked on 30 occasions. Daniel Murphy is hitting .395 and he has an OBP of .439. He has collected 45 hits so far while he's scored 20 runs and drove in 17. He has earned a walk 8 times and has punched out 14 times. The Nationals as a unit have 254 base hits, including 53 doubles and 37 homers. They have 14 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 5 times. Washington as a team has walked 108 times this year and they have struck out 256 times. They've had 216 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They score 4.39 runs per game and have totaled 136 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 20-10-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 15-15-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 12-15-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 17-14-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/28/16 P Shane Greene Finger 15-day DL (4/25)
04/04/16 CF Cameron Maybin Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
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)
04/28/16 P Matt Belisle Calf 15-day DL (4/27)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers
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