Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins 7/21/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez vs. Ervin Santana
The Detroit Tigers head to Target Field on Friday, July 21, 2017 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers and Ervin Santana for the Twins.
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The odds for this matchup have Detroit at +120 and Minnesota at -130. The Tigers have a 48-39-6 over/under mark and a 45-48-0 run line record. The Twins are 47-47-0 against the run line and have a 40-49-5 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 48-39-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 45-48-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 40-49-5 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 47-47-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
7/19/2017 Mike Gerber RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/19/2017 Daniel Norris SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/14/2017 David Lough LF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
7/18/2017 Phil Hughes SP Shoulder Out for the season
7/17/2017 Glen Perkins RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/16/2017 Justin Haley RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/16/2017 Daniel Palka RF Finger Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/16/2017 Nick Tepesch SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/15/2017 Byron Buxton CF Groin Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/15/2017 Hector Santiago SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/14/2017 Chris Heston RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/1/2017 J.T. Chargois RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/1/2017 Tyler Jay P Shoulder Out for the season
7/1/2017 Zach Jones RP Shoulder Out for the season
6/26/2017 Johan Quezada Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
5/26/2017 Nick Burdi RP Elbow Out for the season
5/22/2017 Luis Arraez Leg Out for the season
4/25/2017 Ryan O'Rourke RP Elbow Out for the season
3/22/2017 Trevor May RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2017 Alex Kirilloff CF Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 43-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 6.08 and a WHIP of 1.43. He has 47 strikeouts over his 50.1 innings pitched and he's given up 59 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.09 and they have given up 275 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 256 hitters and walked 136 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 846 base hits and 434 earned runs. They have allowed 116 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 320 batters and struck out 694. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.57.
As a team Detroit is hitting .258, good for 9th in the league. The Tigers hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Justin Upton is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 86 hits this season in 315 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 127. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .262 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 78 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 298 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .433. The Tigers have 820 hits, including 168 doubles and 114 home runs. Detroit has walked 327 times so far this season and they have struck out 759 times as a unit. They have left 642 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 450 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 48-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.99, Ervin Santana has a 11-6 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 94 strikeouts over the 126.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 95 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 359 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 264 batters and walked 116 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.8. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 889 base knocks and 447 earned runs this season. They have given up 139 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 311 hitters and struck out 646 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 5.02.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 19th in the league. The Twins hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Miguel Sano comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .368. He has 88 hits this year along with 66 RBI in 323 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .539 with an OPS+ of 139. Brian Dozier is hitting .251 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 89 hits in 354 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .444. The Twins as a unit have 809 base hits, including 168 doubles and 106 homers. Minnesota has walked 348 times this year and they have struck out on 793 occasions. They have had 687 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 4.55 runs per game and totaled 428 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +120
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