Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays 9/8/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Buck Farmer vs. Marcus Stroman
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, September 8, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Buck Farmer for the Tigers and Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays.
Detroit opens at +170 while Toronto opens at -180. The Tigers have a 74-59-6 over/under record and a 65-74-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 64-76-0 against the run line and have a 63-70-7 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 74-59-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 65-74-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 63-70-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 64-76-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
09/07/17 SS Jose Iglesias Paternity List out indefinitely
09/04/17 P Jordan Zimmermann Neck expected to miss next scheduled start
09/04/17 DH Victor Martinez Heart 60-day DL (09/03)
09/02/17 P Michael Fulmer Elbow out indefinitely
09/02/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Suspension 6-game suspension (eligible to return 9/9 vs. Toronto)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
09/04/17 P Marcus Stroman Elbow left last game, is upgraded to probable for next scheduled start
08/12/17 C Russell Martin Oblique 10-day DL (08/12)
08/09/17 P Cesar Valdez Shoulder 10-day DL (08/08)
08/09/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Ankle 60-day DL (07/29)
07/22/17 P Aaron Sanchez Blister 10-day DL (07/22)
07/01/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day DL (06/06)
06/16/17 3B Chris Coghlan Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
05/24/17 LF Anthony Alford Wrist 10-day DL (05/24)
05/20/17 CF Darrell Ceciliani Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 59-80 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Buck Farmer has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 7.18 and a WHIP of 1.37. He has 28 strikeouts over his 26.1 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.36 and they have given up 474 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen and they've struck out 397 hitters and walked 195 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.19. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1,342 base hits and 705 earned runs. They have allowed 188 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 453 batters and struck out 1,029. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.69.
As a team Detroit is hitting .261, good for 8th in the league. The Tigers hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .308. He has 134 hits this season in 525 at bats with 80 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .457 and an OPS+ of 100. Ian Kinsler is hitting .236 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 471 at bats. His OPS+ is 86 while his slugging percentage is at .389. The Tigers have 1,246 hits, including 253 doubles and 164 home runs. Detroit has walked 453 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,131 times as a unit. They have left 965 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 654 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 64-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.08, Marcus Stroman has a 11-6 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 142 strikeouts over the 172.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 174 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 480 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 556 batters and walked 193 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,286 base knocks and 635 earned runs this season. They have given up 173 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 494 hitters and struck out 1,200 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.29.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .361. He has 138 hits this year along with 85 RBI in 488 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .561 with an OPS+ of 136. Kevin Pillar is hitting .255 this season and he has an OBP of .299. He has collected 132 hits in 518 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 82 and a slugging percentage of .405. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,141 base hits, including 229 doubles and 192 homers. Toronto has walked 476 times this year and they have struck out on 1,129 occasions. They have had 934 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 595 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +170
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