Sunday, April 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Kyle Gibson
The Detroit Tigers visit Target Field on Sunday, April 23, 2017 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and Kyle Gibson for the Twins.
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The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at -109 and Minnesota at -101. The Tigers have a 10-6-0 over/under record and a 6-10-0 run line mark. The Twins are 9-7-0 against the run line and have a 4-10-2 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 10-6-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 6-10-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 4-10-2 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 9-7-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/21/17 SS Jose Iglesias Head 7-day DL (4/20)
04/21/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Groin "?" Saturday 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 8-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.06. He has 16 strikeouts over his 18 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He allows 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.51 and they have given up 59 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .289 against the bullpen and they've struck out 51 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.3 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 5.39. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 143 base hits and 83 earned runs. They have allowed 18 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 68 batters and struck out 121. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.52 and their FIP as a unit is 4.48.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .225, good for 23rd in the league. The Tigers hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Ian Kinsler is hitting .200 with an on-base percentage of .375. He has 10 hits this season in 50 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .400 and an OPS+ of 127. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 56 at bats. His OPS+ is 142 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Tigers have 115 hits, including 23 doubles and 20 home runs. Detroit has walked 56 times so far this season and they have struck out 136 times as a unit. They have left 91 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 66 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 8-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.91, Kyle Gibson has a 0-2 record and a 1.61 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 14.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 18 hits. He allows 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.21 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 46 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 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.17. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 114 base knocks and 50 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 42 hitters and struck out 107 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.10 while their FIP as a staff is 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 20th in the league. The Twins hold a .358 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Jorge Polanco comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .339. He has 15 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 54 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .389 with an OPS+ of 110. Max Kepler is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 17 hits in 58 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .483. The Twins as a unit have 121 base hits, including 27 doubles and 12 homers. Minnesota has walked 73 times this year and they have struck out on 131 occasions. They have had 119 men left on base and have an OPS of .684. They have scored 4.12 runs per game and totaled 66 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins -101
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