Monday, May 9, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez vs. Stephen Strasburg
The Detroit Tigers visit Nationals Park on Monday to play the Washington Nationals. The probable starters are Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers and Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +180 and Washington at -190. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Tigers have a 19-10-0 over/under record and a 15-14-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Nationals are 16-14-0 against the run line and have a 12-14-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Tigers head into this matchup with a 14-15 record, including 9-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 5.87 and a WHIP of 1.66. He has 33 strikeouts over his 30.2 innings pitched and he has given up 32 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.1. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.19 and they have given up 93 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen while being struck out 66 times and walking 25 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.79 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.29. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 269 base hits and 122 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 92 batters and struck out 193. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team, Detroit is batting .260, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .272 average away from home. The Tigers hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.97 hits per game. Nick Castellanos comes into this game hitting .376 and his on-base percentage is at .389. He has 38 hits this season along with 13 runs scored and 24 runs batted in. He's struck out 26 times and has walked 4 times. Ian Kinsler is hitting .308 and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 37 hits so far while scoring 24 runs and he's driven in 17. He has walked 7 times and has struck out 20 times. The Tigers have 260 hits, including 45 doubles and 33 home runs. They've stolen 9 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 3 times. Detroit has walked 80 times this season and they've struck out 257 times as a unit. They've left 195 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 128 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this matchup with a 8-4 home record and a 19-11 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.36, Stephen Strasburg has a 5-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 47 strikeouts over the 42 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 33 hits. He has allowed 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.79. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 67 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 85 times and walking 29 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.21 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.66 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.83. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 219 base knocks and 86 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 21 home runs this year and they give up 0.7 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 87 hitters and struck out 263. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.12 while their FIP as a staff is 3.19.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .230 average at home. The Nationals hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.1 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .265 and he has an OBP of .400. He has 26 hits this year along with 20 runs scored and 27 RBI. He's struck out 25 times and has walked on 24 occasions. Daniel Murphy is hitting .402 and he has an OBP of .448. He has collected 43 hits so far while he's scored 19 runs and drove in 17. He has earned a walk 8 times and has punched out 14 times. The Nationals as a unit have 243 base hits, including 50 doubles and 37 homers. They have 14 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 5 times. Washington as a team has walked 98 times this year and they have struck out 247 times. They've had 195 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They score 4.43 runs per game and have totaled 133 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 19-10-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 15-14-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 12-14-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 16-14-0 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers
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