Thursday, May 25, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Mike Fiers
The Detroit Tigers head to Minute Maid Park on Thursday, May 25, 2017 to take on the Houston Astros. The expected starting pitchers are Justin Verlander for the Tigers and Mike Fiers for the Astros.
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The odds for this matchup have Detroit at +119 and Houston at -129. The Tigers have a 23-20-1 over/under mark and a 21-23-0 run line record. The Astros are 27-19-0 against the run line and have a 23-21-2 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 23-20-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 21-23-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 23-21-2 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 27-19-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/12/17 RF Jim Adduci Oblique 10-day DL (5/11)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
05/23/17 SS Carlos Correa Illness "?" Wednesday vs. Detroit Tigers
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 21-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 4.39 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 54 strikeouts over his 55.1 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.12 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 137 hitters and walked 59 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 406 base hits and 200 earned runs. They have allowed 60 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 157 batters and struck out 344. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.61.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .240, good for 21st in the league. The Tigers hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Victor Martinez is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 37 hits this season in 142 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .373 and an OPS+ of 96. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .220 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .295. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 173 at bats. His OPS+ is 86 while his slugging percentage is at .382. The Tigers have 353 hits, including 74 doubles and 53 home runs. Detroit has walked 171 times so far this season and they have struck out 378 times as a unit. They have left 292 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 208 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 31-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.14, Mike Fiers has a 1-2 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 42 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 44 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 108 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 195 batters and walked 58 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 3.41. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 346 base knocks and 158 earned runs this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 144 hitters and struck out 454 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 5th in the league. The Astros hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .366. He has 51 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 171 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .497 with an OPS+ of 142. George Springer is hitting .235 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 38 hits in 162 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .444. The Astros as a unit have 416 base hits, including 75 doubles and 63 homers. Houston has walked 148 times this year and they have struck out on 333 occasions. They have had 306 men left on base and have an OPS of .776. They have scored 4.93 runs per game and totaled 227 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +119
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