Friday, April 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Norris vs. Trevor Bauer
The Detroit Tigers visit Progressive Field on Friday, April 14, 2017 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Daniel Norris for the Tigers and Trevor Bauer for the Indians.
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The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +122 and Cleveland at -132. The Tigers have a 4-4-0 over/under record and a 3-5-0 run line mark. The Indians are 2-6-0 against the run line and have a 3-4-1 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 3-5-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 3-4-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 2-6-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/13/17 2B Ian Kinsler Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Minnesota Twins
04/01/17 RF J.D. Martinez Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/17 2B Jason Kipnis Shoulder 10-day DL (4/2)
03/30/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 6-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Norris has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.58. He has 2 strikeouts over his 6.1 innings pitched and he's given up 7 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.12 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 22 hitters and walked 13 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.42. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 58 base hits and 27 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 30 batters and struck out 60. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.70.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .213, good for 25th in the league. The Tigers hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.4 hits per game. Ian Kinsler is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .455. He has 7 hits this season in 25 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .560 and an OPS+ of 196. James McCann is hitting .200 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 20 at bats. His OPS+ is 181 while his slugging percentage is at .650. The Tigers have 51 hits, including 12 doubles and 11 home runs. Detroit has walked 32 times so far this season and they have struck out 60 times as a unit. They have left 45 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 32 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 4-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.35, Trevor Bauer has a 0-1 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 5.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 7 hits. He allows 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 24 batters and walked 7 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.4 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 66 base knocks and 36 earned runs this season. They have given up 9 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 19 hitters and struck out 81 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.26.
As a team, they are batting .206, good for 28th in the league. The Indians hold a .340 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 6.8 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .417. He has 10 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 30 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .833 with an OPS+ of 255. Carlos Santana is hitting .235 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 8 hits in 34 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .412. The Indians as a unit have 54 base hits, including 14 doubles and 7 homers. Cleveland has walked 32 times this year and they have struck out on 61 occasions. They have had 51 men left on base and have an OPS of .633. They have scored 3.88 runs per game and totaled 31 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +122
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