Monday, May 22, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Brad Peacock
The Detroit Tigers visit Minute Maid Park on Monday, May 22, 2017 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and Brad Peacock for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +118 and Houston at -128. The Tigers have a 23-17-1 over/under record and a 20-21-0 run line mark. The Astros are 26-17-0 against the run line and have a 22-19-2 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 23-17-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 20-21-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 22-19-2 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 26-17-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/21/17 DH Victor Martinez Personal is downgraded to expected to miss Sunday vs. Texas Rangers
05/20/17 2B Ian Kinsler Hamstring left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Texas Rangers
05/12/17 RF Jim Adduci Oblique 10-day DL (5/11)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
05/20/17 P Dallas Keuchel Neck 10-day DL (5/17)
04/26/17 RF Teoscar Hernandez Leg 10-day DL (4/25)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 10-day DL (4/19)
03/31/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 21-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 2.72 and a WHIP of 1.06. He has 46 strikeouts over his 53 innings pitched and he's given up 43 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.31 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 131 hitters and walked 54 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 374 base hits and 192 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 149 batters and struck out 328. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.60.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .247, good for 17th in the league. The Tigers hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Victor Martinez is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 37 hits this season in 137 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .387 and an OPS+ of 101. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .235 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 162 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .407. The Tigers have 341 hits, including 72 doubles and 51 home runs. Detroit has walked 161 times so far this season and they have struck out 344 times as a unit. They have left 275 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 204 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 29-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.10, Brad Peacock has a 2-0 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 16.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 7 hits. He allows 3.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 103 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 178 batters and walked 54 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 331 base knocks and 148 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 133 hitters and struck out 420 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.86.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 4th in the league. The Astros hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .308 with an OBP of .380. He has 49 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 159 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .497 with an OPS+ of 147. George Springer is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 38 hits in 152 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .474. The Astros as a unit have 393 base hits, including 70 doubles and 57 homers. Houston has walked 139 times this year and they have struck out on 313 occasions. They have had 287 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 4.98 runs per game and totaled 214 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +118
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