Sunday, May 7, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Norris vs. Sonny Gray
The Detroit Tigers visit O.co Coliseum on Sunday, May 7, 2017 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Daniel Norris for the Tigers and Sonny Gray for the Athletics.
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The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +120 and Oakland at -130. The Tigers have a 16-11-1 over/under record and a 14-14-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 14-15-0 against the run line and have a 15-14-0 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 16-11-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 14-14-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 15-14-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 14-15-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/05/17 2B Ian Kinsler Hamstring "?" Saturday vs. Oakland Athletics
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 7-day DL (5/4)
04/30/17 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 10-day DL (4/27)
04/17/17 SS Marcus Semien Wrist 60-day DL (4/15)
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 15-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Norris has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 4.00 and a WHIP of 1.70. He has 23 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he's given up 31 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.30 and they have given up 96 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .278 against the bullpen and they've struck out 90 hitters and walked 43 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 254 base hits and 129 earned runs. They have allowed 33 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 111 batters and struck out 222. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .250, good for 14th in the league. The Tigers hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Justin Upton is hitting .274 with an on-base percentage of .390. He has 23 hits this season in 84 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .512 and an OPS+ of 154. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .310. He has totaled 28 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 114 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .447. The Tigers have 234 hits, including 50 doubles and 32 home runs. Detroit has walked 106 times so far this season and they have struck out 234 times as a unit. They have left 185 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 139 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 12-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.00, Sonny Gray has a 0-1 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 5 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 9.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 97 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 81 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 232 base knocks and 125 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 94 hitters and struck out 214 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 26th in the league. The Athletics hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Khris Davis comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .350. He has 25 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 99 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .586 with an OPS+ of 165. Jed Lowrie is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 30 hits in 101 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .426. The Athletics as a unit have 223 base hits, including 48 doubles and 34 homers. Oakland has walked 95 times this year and they have struck out on 257 occasions. They have had 193 men left on base and have an OPS of .702. They have scored 3.66 runs per game and totaled 106 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +120
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