Friday, May 5, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Andrew Triggs
The Detroit Tigers head to O.co Coliseum on Friday, May 5, 2017 to take on the Oakland Athletics. The expected starting pitchers are Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers and Andrew Triggs for the Athletics.
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The odds for this matchup have Detroit at +104 and Oakland at -114. The Tigers have a 15-11-1 over/under mark and a 13-14-0 run line record. The Athletics are 13-14-0 against the run line and have a 13-14-0 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 15-11-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 13-14-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 13-14-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 13-14-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/03/17 2B Ian Kinsler Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. Cleveland Indians
04/23/17 CF JaCoby Jones Facial 10-day DL (4/23)
04/01/17 RF J.D. Martinez Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
05/04/17 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 10-day DL (5/3)
05/04/17 C Josh Phegley Concussion injured last game, doubtful Thursday vs. Minnesota Twins
04/30/17 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 10-day DL (4/27)
04/17/17 SS Marcus Semien Wrist 60-day DL (04/15)
04/06/17 P John Axford Shoulder 10-day DL (4/2)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 2B Joey Wendle Shoulder 10-day DL (3/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 14-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 6.18 and a WHIP of 1.63. He has 16 strikeouts over his 27.2 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He allows 11.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.37 and they have given up 95 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .279 against the bullpen and they've struck out 89 hitters and walked 43 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 245 base hits and 128 earned runs. They have allowed 33 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 109 batters and struck out 212. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.57.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .248, good for 13th in the league. The Tigers hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Justin Upton is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 22 hits this season in 80 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .525 and an OPS+ of 158. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .322. He has totaled 28 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 110 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Tigers have 223 hits, including 47 doubles and 32 home runs. Detroit has walked 103 times so far this season and they have struck out 224 times as a unit. They have left 178 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 132 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 11-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.84, Andrew Triggs has a 4-1 record and a 0.92 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 29.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 21 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 91 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 73 batters and walked 33 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 215 base knocks and 117 earned runs this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 86 hitters and struck out 192 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 27th in the league. The Athletics hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Khris Davis comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .364. He has 23 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 89 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .618 with an OPS+ of 178. Jed Lowrie is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 27 hits in 93 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .430. The Athletics as a unit have 200 base hits, including 44 doubles and 33 homers. Oakland has walked 85 times this year and they have struck out on 237 occasions. They have had 171 men left on base and have an OPS of .692. They have scored 3.56 runs per game and totaled 96 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics -114
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