Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins 10/1/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, October 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez vs. Bartolo Colon
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, October 1, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers and Bartolo Colon for the Twins.
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Detroit opens at +152 while Minnesota opens at -162. The Tigers have a 87-66-7 over/under record and a 72-88-0 run line mark. The Twins are 86-74-0 against the run line and have a 73-77-10 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 87-66-7 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 72-88-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 73-77-10 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 86-74-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
09/25/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Back out indefinitely
09/04/17 DH Victor Martinez Heart 60-day DL (09/03)
09/02/17 P Michael Fulmer Elbow out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
09/28/17 P Bartolo Colon Illness left last game, expected to start Sunday vs. Detroit
08/17/17 P Dietrich Enns Shoulder 10-day DL (08/17)
07/19/17 P Phil Hughes Illness 60-day DL (07/19)
07/06/17 P Hector Santiago Back 60-day DL (07/03)
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 63-97 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 6.46 and a WHIP of 1.59. He has 98 strikeouts over his 100.1 innings pitched and he's given up 132 hits. He allows 11.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.73 and they have given up 585 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .281 against the bullpen and they've struck out 456 hitters and walked 238 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.38. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1,571 base hits and 839 earned runs. They have allowed 216 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 531 batters and struck out 1,184. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73.
As a team Detroit is hitting .259, good for 11th in the league. The Tigers hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .321. He has 166 hits this season in 607 at bats with 101 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .494 and an OPS+ of 111. Ian Kinsler is hitting .236 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 550 at bats. His OPS+ is 90 while his slugging percentage is at .413. The Tigers have 1,424 hits, including 288 doubles and 186 home runs. Detroit has walked 501 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,300 times as a unit. They have left 1,096 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 731 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 84-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.72, Bartolo Colon has a 6-14 record and a 1.63 WHIP. He has 85 strikeouts over the 136.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 189 hits. He allows 12.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 564 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 476 batters and walked 187 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,476 base knocks and 729 earned runs this season. They have given up 223 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 481 hitters and struck out 1,153 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.73.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 9th in the league. The Twins hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Brian Dozier comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .355. He has 164 hits this year along with 93 RBI in 615 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .493 with an OPS+ of 123. Eddie Rosario is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 155 hits in 535 at bats while driving in 78 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .510. The Twins as a unit have 1,428 base hits, including 283 doubles and 204 homers. Minnesota has walked 586 times this year and they have struck out on 1,324 occasions. They have had 1,133 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 5.05 runs per game and totaled 808 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +152
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