Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Lance McCullers
Minute Maid Park is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Houston Astros on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers and Lance McCullers for the Astros.
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Detroit opens at +182 while Houston opens at -195. The Tigers have a 23-18-1 over/under record and a 20-22-0 run line mark. The Astros are 26-18-0 against the run line and have a 23-19-2 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 23-18-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 20-22-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 23-19-2 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 26-18-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/22/17 DH Victor Martinez Personal is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Houston Astros
05/12/17 RF Jim Adduci Oblique 10-day DL (5/11)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
05/21/17 C Brian McCann Concussion 7-day DL (5/20)
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 21-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 6.25 and a WHIP of 1.61. He has 28 strikeouts over his 44.2 innings pitched and he's given up 58 hits. He allows 11.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.23 and they have given up 130 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 133 hitters and walked 57 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 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 389 base hits and 197 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 152 batters and struck out 333. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.62.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .246, good for 18th in the league. The Tigers hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 14th 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 100. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .229 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .306. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 166 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .398. The Tigers have 348 hits, including 74 doubles and 52 home runs. Detroit has walked 165 times so far this season and they have struck out 356 times as a unit. They have left 284 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 206 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 29-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.65, Lance McCullers has a 4-1 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He has 60 strikeouts over the 54.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 44 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.16 and they have given up 105 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 186 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.52. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 341 base knocks and 156 earned runs this season. They have given up 56 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 138 hitters and struck out 432 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.85.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 5th in the league. The Astros hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .377. He has 50 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 163 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .509 with an OPS+ of 148. George Springer is hitting .245 this season and he has an OBP of .320. He has collected 38 hits in 155 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .465. The Astros as a unit have 399 base hits, including 71 doubles and 61 homers. Houston has walked 143 times this year and they have struck out on 322 occasions. They have had 290 men left on base and have an OPS of .777. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 220 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +182
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