Saturday, August 6, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Logan Verrett vs. Matt Boyd
The New York Mets head to Comerica Park on Saturday to take on the Detroit Tigers. The probable pitchers are Logan Verrett for the Mets and Matt Boyd for the Tigers. The Mets have a 46-59-3 over/under mark and a 47-61-0 run line record, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Tigers are 62-46-0 against the run line and have a 56-47-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
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The Mets head into this game with a 56-52 record, and they are 27-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Logan Verrett has a 3-6 record with an ERA of 4.20 and a WHIP of 1.41. He has 53 strikeouts during his 79.1 innings pitched and he has given up 77 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.03. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have allowed 272 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the pen while they've been struck out 346 times and walked 124 times this year. As a unit, New York has given up 8.5 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.59 hitters per nine. They are 3rd in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.41. The Mets pitchers have collectively given up 905 base hits and 361 earned runs. They have allowed 93 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 277 batters and struck out 916. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.42.
As a team, New York is hitting .238, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .241 average on the road. The Mets have a .409 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .309 which is good for 24th in the league. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.92 hits per contest. Yoenis Cespedes comes into this game hitting .292 and his on-base percentage is at .364. He has 97 hits this season along with 49 runs scored and 59 runs batted in. He's struck out 86 times and has walked 36 times. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .255 and he has an on-base percentage of .308. He has totaled 95 hits so far while scoring 42 runs and he's driven in 33. He has walked 22 times and has struck out 80 times. The Mets have 855 hits, including 161 doubles and 141 home runs. They've stolen 27 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 13 times. New York has walked 334 times this season and they've struck out 896 times as a unit. They've left 746 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 3.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 402 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this game with a 31-20 home mark and a 59-49 overall record. With an ERA of 4.71, Matt Boyd has a 2-2 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts over the 49.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 48 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.54. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 342 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 283 times and walking 114 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.19 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.39 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 976 base knocks and 460 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 114 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 316 hitters and struck out 785. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .278 average at home. The Tigers hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.22 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this matchup batting .289 and he has an OBP of .342. He has 126 hits this year along with 86 runs scored and 60 RBI. He's struck out 84 times and has walked on 28 occasions. Nick Castellanos is hitting .289 and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 114 hits so far while he's scored 51 runs and drove in 58. He has earned a walk 24 times and has punched out 104 times. The Tigers as a unit have 996 base hits, including 162 doubles and 144 homers. They have 46 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. Detroit as a team has walked 320 times this year and they have struck out 880 times. They've had 729 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They score 4.81 runs per game and have totaled 519 runs so far this season.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 46-59-3 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 47-61-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 56-47-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 62-46-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
08/03/16 CF Yoenis Cespedes Quad 15-day DL (8/4)
08/02/16 CF Justin Ruggiano Hamstring 15-day DL (8/2)
08/02/16 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Knee 15-day DL (8/1)
07/31/16 CF Juan Lagares Thumb 15-day DL (7/29)
07/30/16 3B Jose Reyes Oblique 15-day DL (7/30)
07/06/16 P Matt Harvey Shoulder 60-day DL (7/6), out for season
06/22/16 P Jim Henderson Bicep 15-day DL (6/19)
06/03/16 3B David Wright Neck 60-day DL (5/30), out for season
05/24/16 1B Lucas Duda Back 15-day DL (5/21)
04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
08/05/16 P Jordan Zimmerman Back injured last start, "?" for next start
08/04/16 CF Cameron Maybin Thumb "?" Friday vs. New York Mets
08/04/16 DH Victor Martinez Illness "?" Friday vs. New York Mets
08/02/16 P Mike Pelfrey Back 15-day DL (8/2)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers
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