Tuesday, June 7, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. Matt Boyd
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Comerica Park on Tuesday to take on the Detroit Tigers. The probable pitchers are Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays and Matt Boyd for the Tigers. The opening line for this game has Toronto at -135 and Detroit at +125. The over/under is 9.5. The Blue Jays have a 20-35-3 over/under mark and a 31-27-0 run line record, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Tigers are 32-24-0 against the run line and have a 34-19-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
The Blue Jays head into this game with a 31-27 record, and they are 17-13 on the road. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a 5-1 record with an ERA of 2.99 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 64 strikeouts during his 72.1 innings pitched and he has given up 63 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.15. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have allowed 148 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the pen while they've been struck out 138 times and walked 44 times this year. As a unit, Toronto has given up 8.06 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.28 hitters per nine. They are 5th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.59. The Blue Jays pitchers have collectively given up 467 base hits and 208 earned runs. They have allowed 55 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 176 batters and struck out 422. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.99.
As a team, Toronto is hitting .237, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .222 average on the road. The Blue Jays have a .407 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .316 which is good for 19th in the league. They rank 25th in baseball with 7.95 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this game hitting .250 and his on-base percentage is at .356. He has 53 hits this season along with 43 runs scored and 30 runs batted in. He's struck out 47 times and has walked 33 times. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .248 and he has an on-base percentage of .321. He has totaled 55 hits so far while scoring 25 runs and he's driven in 46. He has walked 22 times and has struck out 52 times. The Blue Jays have 461 hits, including 95 doubles and 75 home runs. They've stolen 19 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. Toronto has walked 203 times this season and they've struck out 483 times as a unit. They've left 379 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 246 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this game with a 15-12 home mark and a 28-28 overall record. With an ERA of 3.94, Matt Boyd has a 0-1 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 16 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 14 hits. He has allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 175 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 136 times and walking 53 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.27 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.51 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 505 base knocks and 243 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 164 hitters and struck out 409. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .281 average at home. The Tigers hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.2 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .315 and he has an OBP of .346. He has 62 hits this year along with 24 runs scored and 33 RBI. He's struck out 53 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Ian Kinsler is hitting .315 and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 70 hits so far while he's scored 47 runs and drove in 32. He has earned a walk 15 times and has punched out 38 times. The Tigers as a unit have 515 base hits, including 93 doubles and 70 homers. They have 19 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. Detroit as a team has walked 160 times this year and they have struck out 481 times. They've had 377 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They score 4.62 runs per game and have totaled 259 runs so far this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 20-35-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 31-27-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 34-19-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 32-24-0 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)
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