Monday, April 25, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Kendall Graveman vs. Jordan Zimmermann
The Oakland Athletics visit Comerica Park on Monday to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Kendall Graveman for the Athletics and Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +158 and Detroit at -168. The over/under was set at 8. The Athletics have a 6-11-1 over/under record and a 10-8-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The Tigers are 9-7-0 against the run line and have a 10-6-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
The Athletics head into this matchup with a 10-8 record, including 7-1 on the road. Starting pitcher Kendall Graveman has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.04 and a WHIP of 0.91. He has 15 strikeouts over his 17.2 innings pitched and he has given up 10 hits so far this season. He has allowed 5.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.86. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.90 and they have given up 56 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen while being struck out 50 times and walking 9 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.18 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.79 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.13. The Athletics pitchers have collectively given up 149 base hits and 57 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 54 batters and struck out 142. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.66.
As a team, Oakland is batting .237, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .267 average away from home. The Athletics hold a .372 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.11 hits per game. Stephen Vogt comes into this game hitting .309 and his on-base percentage is at .350. He has 17 hits this season along with 8 runs scored and 5 runs batted in. He's struck out 11 times and has walked 3 times. Josh Reddick is hitting .233 and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 14 hits so far while scoring 7 runs and he's driven in 10. He has walked 9 times and has struck out 11 times. The Athletics have 146 hits, including 21 doubles and 18 home runs. They've stolen 9 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 2 times. Oakland has walked 43 times this season and they've struck out 129 times as a unit. They've left 120 men on base and have a team OPS of .663. They score 3.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 63 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this matchup with a 2-4 home record and a 8-8 overall mark. With an earned run average of 0.00, Jordan Zimmermann has a 3-0 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 19.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 15 hits. He has allowed 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.45. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.88 and they have given up 55 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 38 times and walking 14 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.38 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 148 base knocks and 62 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year and they give up 1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 56 hitters and struck out 112. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .234 average at home. The Tigers hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.88 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .210 and he has an OBP of .300. He has 13 hits this year along with 7 runs scored and 6 RBI. He's struck out 13 times and has walked on 8 occasions. Ian Kinsler is hitting .343 and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 24 hits so far while he's scored 14 runs and drove in 12. He has earned a walk 2 times and has punched out 12 times. The Tigers as a unit have 142 base hits, including 25 doubles and 19 homers. They have 2 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 2 times. Detroit as a team has walked 42 times this year and they have struck out 142 times. They've had 109 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They score 4.31 runs per game and have totaled 69 runs so far this season.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 6-11-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 10-8-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 10-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 9-7-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/22/16 3B Danny Valencia Hamstring 15-day DL (4/21)
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 15-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 15-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13)
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/24/16 P Francisco Rodrigue Personal out indefinitely
04/12/16 C James McCann Ankle 15-day DL (4/12)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics
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