Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: R.A. Dickey vs. Jordan Zimmermann
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Comerica Park on Wednesday to take on the Detroit Tigers. The probable pitchers are R.A. Dickey for the Blue Jays and Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers. The opening line for this game has Toronto at +118 and Detroit at -128. The over/under is 9. The Blue Jays have a 21-35-3 over/under mark and a 31-28-0 run line record, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Tigers are 33-24-0 against the run line and have a 35-19-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
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The Blue Jays head into this game with a 31-28 record, and they are 17-14 on the road. Starting pitcher R.A. Dickey has a 3-6 record with an ERA of 4.21 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 52 strikeouts during his 72.2 innings pitched and he has given up 66 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.54. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have allowed 157 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the pen while they've been struck out 142 times and walked 46 times this year. As a unit, Toronto has given up 8.19 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.29 hitters per nine. They are 7th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.72. The Blue Jays pitchers have collectively given up 482 base hits and 219 earned runs. They have allowed 57 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 180 batters and struck out 429. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.03.
As a team, Toronto is hitting .235, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .219 average on the road. The Blue Jays have a .404 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .315 which is good for 19th in the league. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.86 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this game hitting .248 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 48 times and has walked 34 times. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .244 and he has an on-base percentage of .317. 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 53 times. The Blue Jays have 464 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 207 times this season and they've struck out 489 times as a unit. They've left 385 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 246 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this game with a 16-12 home mark and a 29-28 overall record. With an ERA of 2.58, Jordan Zimmermann has a 8-2 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 66.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 63 hits. He has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.59. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 176 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 137 times and walking 54 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.16 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.48 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 508 base knocks and 243 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 168 hitters and struck out 415. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.19.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .286 average at home. The Tigers hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.3 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .317 and he has an OBP of .347. He has 64 hits this year along with 27 runs scored and 33 RBI. He's struck out 54 times and has walked on 11 occasions. Ian Kinsler is hitting .317 and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 72 hits so far while he's scored 49 runs and drove in 33. He has earned a walk 15 times and has punched out 39 times. The Tigers as a unit have 530 base hits, including 95 doubles and 72 homers. They have 20 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. Detroit as a team has walked 164 times this year and they have struck out 488 times. They've had 385 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They score 4.74 runs per game and have totaled 270 runs so far this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 21-35-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 31-28-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 35-19-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 33-24-0 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 games04/10/16 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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers
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