Los Angeles Dodgers at Detroit Tigers 8/18/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Rich Hill vs. Jordan Zimmermann
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Detroit Tigers on Friday, August 18, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Rich Hill for the Dodgers and Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers.
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Los Angeles opens at -180 while Detroit opens at +170. The Dodgers have a 48-64-9 over/under record and a 59-62-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 57-63-0 against the run line and have a 65-49-6 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 48-64-9 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 59-62-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 65-49-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 57-63-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
08/17/17 P Yu Darvish Back left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
07/28/17 P Grant Dayton Neck 10-day DL (07/28)
07/23/17 P Clayton Kershaw Back 10-day DL (07/24)
07/23/17 P Brandon McCarthy Finger 10-day DL (07/21)
06/25/17 LF Franklin Gutierrez Back 60-day DL (06/25)
06/13/17 1B Adrian Gonzalez Back 60-day DL (06/12)
06/05/17 P Adam Liberatore Forearm 10-day DL (05/31)
05/27/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 60-day DL (03/30)
05/27/17 CF Andrew Toles ACL 60-day DL (05/10)
05/09/17 RF Andre Ethier Back 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (02/15)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/16/17 P Anibal Sanchez Leg left last game, "?" next start
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 85-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rich Hill has a 8-4 record with an earned run average of 3.44 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 107 strikeouts over his 89 innings pitched and he's given up 70 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.01 and they have given up 308 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 439 hitters and walked 116 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.11. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 882 base hits and 368 earned runs. They have allowed 127 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 307 batters and struck out 1,123. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 3.53.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .258, good for 13th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Corey Seager is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .399. He has 129 hits this season in 416 at bats with 59 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .519 and an OPS+ of 139. Cody Bellinger is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 101 hits and he has driven in 79 men in 364 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .621. The Dodgers have 1,024 hits, including 233 doubles and 173 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 485 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,017 times as a unit. They have left 830 men on base and have a team OPS of .797. They score 5.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 609 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 53-67 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.62, Jordan Zimmermann has a 7-9 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 86 strikeouts over the 129.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 155 hits. He allows 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.38 and they have given up 388 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 333 batters and walked 165 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.7 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 5.08. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,136 base knocks and 595 earned runs this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 394 hitters and struck out 891 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.68.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 8th in the league. The Tigers hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .343. He has 96 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 377 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .408 with an OPS+ of 101. Justin Upton is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 115 hits in 413 at bats while driving in 85 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .525. The Tigers as a unit have 1,069 base hits, including 217 doubles and 140 homers. Detroit has walked 411 times this year and they have struck out on 968 occasions. They have had 829 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 4.83 runs per game and totaled 579 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +170
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