Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Norris vs. Charlie Morton
The Detroit Tigers head to Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 to take on the Houston Astros. The expected starting pitchers are Daniel Norris for the Tigers and Charlie Morton for the Astros.
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The odds for this matchup have Detroit at +154 and Houston at -164. The Tigers have a 23-19-1 over/under mark and a 21-22-0 run line record. The Astros are 26-19-0 against the run line and have a 23-20-2 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 23-19-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 21-22-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 23-20-2 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 26-19-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
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 21-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Norris has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 4.81 and a WHIP of 1.72. He has 39 strikeouts over his 43 innings pitched and he's given up 53 hits. He allows 11.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.19 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 136 hitters and walked 58 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 398 base hits and 198 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 154 batters and struck out 340. They have walked 3.6 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 4.56.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .242, good for 20th in the league. The Tigers hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Victor Martinez is hitting .266 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 37 hits this season in 139 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .381 and an OPS+ of 99. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .225 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .302. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 169 at bats. His OPS+ is 90 while his slugging percentage is at .391. The Tigers have 349 hits, including 74 doubles and 52 home runs. Detroit has walked 167 times so far this season and they have struck out 370 times as a unit. They have left 286 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 206 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 30-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.26, Charlie Morton has a 5-3 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 50.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 52 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.06 and they have given up 105 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 192 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.44. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 342 base knocks and 156 earned runs this season. They have given up 56 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 140 hitters and struck out 446 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.78.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 4th in the league. The Astros hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .305 with an OBP of .374. He has 51 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 167 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .509 with an OPS+ of 147. George Springer is hitting .241 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 38 hits in 158 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .456. The Astros as a unit have 408 base hits, including 74 doubles and 61 homers. Houston has walked 145 times this year and they have struck out on 329 occasions. They have had 299 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 4.91 runs per game and totaled 221 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -164
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