Monday, June 6, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Michael Fulmer
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Comerica Park on Monday to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays and Michael Fulmer for the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +100 and Detroit at -110. The over/under was set at 9. The Blue Jays have a 20-34-3 over/under record and a 30-27-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Tigers are 31-24-0 against the run line and have a 34-18-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
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The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 30-27 record, including 16-13 on the road. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 3.06 and a WHIP of 1.16. He has 45 strikeouts over his 70.2 innings pitched and he has given up 60 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.2. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 144 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen while being struck out 136 times and walking 44 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.09 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.29 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Blue Jays pitchers have collectively given up 461 base hits and 204 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 173 batters and struck out 415. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.99.
As a team, Toronto is batting .239, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .225 average away from home. The Blue Jays hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.02 hits per game. Josh Donaldson comes into this game hitting .254 and his on-base percentage is at .358. He has 53 hits this season along with 42 runs scored and 30 runs batted in. He's struck out 46 times and has walked 32 times. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .248 and he has an on-base percentage of .322. He has totaled 54 hits so far while scoring 24 runs and he's driven in 44. He has walked 22 times and has struck out 52 times. The Blue Jays have 457 hits, including 95 doubles and 71 home runs. They've stolen 19 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. Toronto has walked 199 times this season and they've struck out 478 times as a unit. They've left 377 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 241 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this matchup with a 14-12 home record and a 27-28 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.24, Michael Fulmer has a 5-1 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts over the 41.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 38 hits. He has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.58. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.70 and they have given up 175 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .278 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 134 times and walking 53 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.35 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.46 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 500 base knocks and 241 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 163 hitters and struck out 399. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .279 average at home. The Tigers hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.15 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .316 and he has an OBP of .348. He has 61 hits this year along with 24 runs scored and 32 RBI. He's struck out 52 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Ian Kinsler is hitting .313 and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 68 hits so far while he's scored 46 runs and drove in 32. He has earned a walk 15 times and has punched out 37 times. The Tigers as a unit have 503 base hits, including 90 doubles and 70 homers. They have 18 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. Detroit as a team has walked 156 times this year and they have struck out 473 times. They've had 367 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They score 4.62 runs per game and have totaled 254 runs so far this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 20-34-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 30-27-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 34-18-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 31-24-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
05/28/16 SS Troy Tulowitzki Quad 15-day DL (5/27)
05/15/16 P Brett Cecil Tricep 15-day DL (5/15)
04/22/16 1B Chris Colabello Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/10/16 P Franklin Morales Arm 15-day DL (4/7)
04/04/16 P Bo Schultz Hip 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 Blue Jays
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