Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tommy Milone vs. Anibal Sanchez
The Minnesota Twins head to Comerica Park on Tuesday to take on the Detroit Tigers. The probable pitchers are Tommy Milone for the Twins and Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers. The opening line for this game has Minnesota at +145 and Detroit at -155. The over/under is 10. The Twins have a 54-31-6 over/under mark and a 45-46-0 run line record, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Tigers are 52-40-0 against the run line and have a 50-38-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
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The Twins head into this game with a 33-58 record, and they are 13-29 on the road. Starting pitcher Tommy Milone has a 2-2 record with an ERA of 5.23 and a WHIP of 1.57. He has 28 strikeouts during his 41.1 innings pitched and he has given up 51 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 11.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.09. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have allowed 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the pen while they've been struck out 299 times and walked 100 times this year. As a unit, Minnesota has given up 10.07 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.52 hitters per nine. They are 28th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.95. The Twins pitchers have collectively given up 903 base hits and 444 earned runs. They have allowed 123 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 249 batters and struck out 675. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.46.
As a team, Minnesota is hitting .251, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .245 average on the road. The Twins have a .415 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .318 which is good for 21st in the league. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.65 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this game hitting .268 and his on-base percentage is at .373. He has 85 hits this season along with 44 runs scored and 28 runs batted in. He's struck out 60 times and has walked 53 times. Eduardo Nunez is hitting .313 and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 103 hits so far while scoring 47 runs and he's driven in 40. He has walked 12 times and has struck out 43 times. The Twins have 787 hits, including 159 doubles and 107 home runs. They've stolen 60 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 17 times. Minnesota has walked 290 times this season and they've struck out 767 times as a unit. They've left 640 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 403 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this game with a 25-17 home mark and a 48-44 overall record. With an ERA of 6.75, Anibal Sanchez has a 5-10 record and a 1.65 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 82.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 97 hits. He has allowed 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.6. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 307 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 245 times and walking 97 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.54. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 852 base knocks and 412 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 95 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 278 hitters and struck out 671. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.14.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .280 average at home. The Tigers hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.25 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .304 and he has an OBP of .344. He has 103 hits this year along with 47 runs scored and 51 RBI. He's struck out 87 times and has walked on 21 occasions. Ian Kinsler is hitting .296 and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 109 hits so far while he's scored 75 runs and drove in 55. He has earned a walk 26 times and has punched out 71 times. The Tigers as a unit have 851 base hits, including 145 doubles and 119 homers. They have 39 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 16 times. Detroit as a team has walked 273 times this year and they have struck out 776 times. They've had 623 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They score 4.76 runs per game and have totaled 438 runs so far this season.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 54-31-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 45-46-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 50-38-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 52-40-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/04/16 3B Trevor Plouffe Ribs 15-day DL (7/1)
06/10/16 P Phil Hughes Knee 60-day DL (6/10); out for season
04/13/16 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11); out for season
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers
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