Saturday, April 22, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Boyd vs. Adalberto Mejia
The Detroit Tigers visit Target Field on Saturday, April 22, 2017 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Matt Boyd for the Tigers and Adalberto Mejia for the Twins.
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The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at -110 and Minnesota at +100. The Tigers have a 9-6-0 over/under record and a 6-9-0 run line mark. The Twins are 8-7-0 against the run line and have a 3-10-2 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 9-6-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 6-9-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 3-10-2 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 8-7-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/21/17 SS Jose Iglesias Head 7-day DL (4/20)
04/20/17 LF Justin Upton Forearm "?" Friday vs. Minnesota Twins
04/01/17 RF J.D. Martinez Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
04/03/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 SS Ehire Adrianza Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Arm 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 8-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Boyd has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.77 and a WHIP of 1.47. He has 11 strikeouts over his 14.1 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.61 and they have given up 57 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .295 against the bullpen and they've struck out 48 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.3. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 138 base hits and 77 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 62 batters and struck out 114. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.53 and their FIP as a unit is 4.47.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .225, good for 22nd in the league. The Tigers hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Jose Iglesias is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .298. He has 12 hits this season in 45 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 112. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .226 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 53 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .434. The Tigers have 107 hits, including 22 doubles and 19 home runs. Detroit has walked 55 times so far this season and they have struck out 129 times as a unit. They have left 85 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 63 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 7-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.05, Adalberto Mejia has a 0-1 record and a 1.65 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 6.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 6 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 42 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 45 batters and walked 17 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.18. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 106 base knocks and 47 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 41 hitters and struck out 100 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Jorge Polanco comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .328. He has 14 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 51 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .392 with an OPS+ of 107. Max Kepler is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 17 hits in 55 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .509. The Twins as a unit have 116 base hits, including 27 doubles and 11 homers. Minnesota has walked 67 times this year and they have struck out on 124 occasions. They have had 115 men left on base and have an OPS of .688. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 60 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins +100
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