Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins 7/22/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 22, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Kyle Gibson
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins on Saturday, July 22, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers and Kyle Gibson for the Twins.
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Detroit opens at +103 while Minnesota opens at -113. The Tigers have a 49-39-6 over/under record and a 45-49-0 run line mark. 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 49-39-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 45-49-0 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
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
07/19/17 P Phil Hughes Illness 60-day DL (07/19)
07/15/17 CF Byron Buxton Groin 10-day DL (07/15)
07/06/17 P Hector Santiago Back 10-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)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 43-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 5.58 and a WHIP of 1.49. He has 74 strikeouts over his 101.2 innings pitched and he's given up 121 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.25 and they have given up 287 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 262 hitters and walked 137 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 865 base hits and 447 earned runs. They have allowed 118 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 322 batters and struck out 702. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.59.
As a team Detroit is hitting .259, good for 9th in the league. The Tigers hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 79 hits this season in 301 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .432 and an OPS+ of 110. Justin Upton is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 88 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 318 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .497. The Tigers have 832 hits, including 171 doubles and 114 home runs. Detroit has walked 329 times so far this season and they have struck out 766 times as a unit. They have left 650 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 454 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 48-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.29, Kyle Gibson has a 5-8 record and a 1.76 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 87.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 112 hits. He allows 11.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.72. 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 26th 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. Brian Dozier comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .340. He has 89 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 354 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .444 with an OPS+ of 108. Miguel Sano is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 88 hits in 323 at bats while driving in 66 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .539. 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?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins -113
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