Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Rich Hill vs. Mike Pelfrey
The Oakland Athletics visit Comerica Park on Tuesday to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Rich Hill for the Athletics and Mike Pelfrey for the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +120 and Detroit at -130. The over/under was set at 9. The Athletics have a 6-11-2 over/under record and a 10-9-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Tigers are 9-8-0 against the run line and have a 11-6-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Athletics head into this matchup with a 10-9 record, including 7-2 on the road. Starting pitcher Rich Hill has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.32 and a WHIP of 1.53. He has 29 strikeouts over his 19 innings pitched and he has given up 20 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.78. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.76 and they have given up 58 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen while being struck out 53 times and walking 10 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.37 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.74 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.30. The Athletics pitchers have collectively given up 160 base hits and 63 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 59 batters and struck out 148. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.83.
As a team, Oakland is batting .234, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .258 average away from home. The Athletics hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 7.95 hits per game. Stephen Vogt comes into this game hitting .288 and his on-base percentage is at .328. 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 .250 and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 16 hits so far while scoring 8 runs and he's driven in 11. He has walked 9 times and has struck out 11 times. The Athletics have 151 hits, including 21 doubles and 21 home runs. They've stolen 10 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 3 times. Oakland has walked 46 times this season and they've struck out 137 times as a unit. They've left 123 men on base and have a team OPS of .665. They score 3.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 66 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this matchup with a 2-5 home record and a 8-9 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.68, Mike Pelfrey has a 0-3 record and a 2.18 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 14.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 20 hits. He has allowed 12.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.23. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.32 and they have given up 64 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 41 times and walking 18 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.97 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 159 base knocks and 68 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 62 hitters and struck out 117. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .230 average at home. The Tigers hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.76 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .206 and he has an OBP of .296. 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 .333 and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 25 hits so far while he's scored 15 runs and drove in 12. He has earned a walk 2 times and has punched out 14 times. The Tigers as a unit have 149 base hits, including 26 doubles and 19 homers. They have 2 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 3 times. Detroit as a team has walked 46 times this year and they have struck out 153 times. They've had 116 men left on base and have an OPS of .700. They score 4.24 runs per game and have totaled 72 runs so far this season.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 6-11-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 10-9-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 11-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 9-8-0 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
04/24/16 P Shane Greene Finger left last game, doubtful next start
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers
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