Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Duffey vs. Anibal Sanchez
The Minnesota Twins head to Comerica Park on Wednesday to take on the Detroit Tigers. The probable pitchers are Tyler Duffey for the Twins and Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers. The opening line for this game has Minnesota at +155 and Detroit at -165. The over/under is 9.5. The Twins have a 89-48-7 over/under mark and a 73-71-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Tigers are 76-67-0 against the run line and have a 70-67-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Twins head into this game with a 53-91 record, and they are 24-45 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyler Duffey has a 8-11 record with an ERA of 6.13 and a WHIP of 1.49. He has 102 strikeouts during his 120.1 innings pitched and he has given up 149 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 11.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.83. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have allowed 554 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the pen while they've been struck out 465 times and walked 175 times this year. As a unit, Minnesota has given up 10.29 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 5.18. The Twins pitchers have collectively given up 1,465 base hits and 738 earned runs. They have allowed 203 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 421 batters and struck out 1,043. 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 4.64.
As a team, Minnesota is hitting .256, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .254 average on the road. The Twins have a .428 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .320 which is good for 19th in the league. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.9 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 152 hits so far while scoring 96 runs and he's driven in 94. He has walked 55 times and has struck out 117 times. The Twins have 1,282 hits, including 266 doubles and 179 home runs. They've stolen 83 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 27 times. Minnesota has walked 453 times this season and they've struck out 1,244 times as a unit. They've left 1,012 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 660 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this game with a 41-30 home mark and a 77-66 overall record. With an ERA of 5.69, Anibal Sanchez has a 7-13 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 121 strikeouts over the 142.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 160 hits. He has allowed 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.89. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 444 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 385 times and walking 157 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 8.99 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.59 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,271 base knocks and 595 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 160 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 407 hitters and struck out 1,073. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .267 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 9.13 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this matchup batting .279 and he has an OBP of .338. He has 156 hits this year along with 103 runs scored and 75 RBI. He's struck out 105 times and has walked on 39 occasions. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .310 and he has an OBP of .386. He has collected 163 hits so far while he's scored 78 runs and drove in 88. He has earned a walk 65 times and has punched out 102 times. The Tigers as a unit have 1,305 base hits, including 220 doubles and 186 homers. They have 55 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 25 times. Detroit as a team has walked 428 times this year and they have struck out 1,147 times. They've had 977 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They score 4.57 runs per game and have totaled 653 runs so far this season.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 89-48-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 73-71-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 70-67-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 76-67-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/13/16 1B Joe Mauer Quad is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Detroit Tigers
09/13/16 3B Miguel Sano Back expected to miss Tuesday & Wednesday vs. Detroit Tigers
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
09/12/16 LF Justin Upton Calf left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Minnesota Twins
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers
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