Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson vs. Matt Boyd
The Minnesota Twins head to Comerica Park on Tuesday to take on the Detroit Tigers. The probable pitchers are Kyle Gibson for the Twins and Matt Boyd for the Tigers. The opening line for this game has Minnesota at +170 and Detroit at -180. The over/under is 9. The Twins have a 89-47-7 over/under mark and a 73-70-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Tigers are 75-67-0 against the run line and have a 70-66-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Twins head into this game with a 53-90 record, and they are 24-44 on the road. Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson has a 5-9 record with an ERA of 5.34 and a WHIP of 1.58. He has 86 strikeouts during his 123 innings pitched and he has given up 149 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.9. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have allowed 551 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the pen while they've been struck out 462 times and walked 174 times this year. As a unit, Minnesota has given up 10.31 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.32 hitters per nine. They are 29th in the Majors in team earned run average at 5.19. The Twins pitchers have collectively given up 1,459 base hits and 729 earned runs. They have allowed 201 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 418 batters and struck out 1,036. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.63.
As a team, Minnesota is hitting .256, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .255 average on the road. The Twins have a .428 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .320 which is good for 18th in the league. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.93 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this game hitting .269 and his on-base percentage is at .368. He has 129 hits this season along with 68 runs scored and 49 runs batted in. He's struck out 89 times and has walked 75 times. Brian Dozier is hitting .277 and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 151 hits so far while scoring 95 runs and he's driven in 93. He has walked 54 times and has struck out 114 times. The Twins have 1,277 hits, including 266 doubles and 177 home runs. They've stolen 83 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 26 times. Minnesota has walked 447 times this season and they've struck out 1,230 times as a unit. They've left 994 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 658 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this game with a 40-30 home mark and a 76-66 overall record. With an ERA of 3.89, Matt Boyd has a 5-3 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 73 strikeouts over the 85.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 81 hits. He has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.61. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 444 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 382 times and walking 153 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.02 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.54 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,266 base knocks and 593 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 158 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 401 hitters and struck out 1,059. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .268 average at home. The Tigers hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.15 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this matchup batting .279 and he has an OBP of .338. He has 155 hits this year along with 102 runs scored and 73 RBI. He's struck out 104 times and has walked on 39 occasions. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .310 and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 162 hits so far while he's scored 77 runs and drove in 87. He has earned a walk 64 times and has punched out 102 times. The Tigers as a unit have 1,299 base hits, including 217 doubles and 184 homers. They have 55 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 25 times. Detroit as a team has walked 425 times this year and they have struck out 1,140 times. They've had 971 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They score 4.57 runs per game and have totaled 649 runs so far this season.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 89-47-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 73-70-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 70-66-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 75-67-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/10/16 3B Trevor Plouffe Oblique 15-day DL
08/29/16 CF Danny Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (8/29); out for season
08/24/16 DH Byung Ho Park Wrist out for season
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
08/07/16 3B Nick Castellanos Hand 15-day DL (8/7)
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers
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