Los Angeles Dodgers at Detroit Tigers 8/20/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Kenta Maeda vs. Justin Verlander
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Comerica Park on Sunday, August 20, 2017 to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are Kenta Maeda for the Dodgers and Justin Verlander for the Tigers.
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The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -134 and Detroit at +124. The Dodgers have a 49-64-9 over/under mark and a 59-63-0 run line record. The Tigers are 57-64-0 against the run line and have a 66-49-6 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 49-64-9 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 59-63-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 66-49-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 57-64-0 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)
06/05/17 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
08/18/17 P Anibal Sanchez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/18)
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Dodgers have a 86-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kenta Maeda has a 11-4 record with an earned run average of 3.76 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 104 strikeouts over his 105.1 innings pitched and he's given up 92 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.02 and they have given up 316 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 445 hitters and walked 116 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.5 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 3.12. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 896 base hits and 373 earned runs. They have allowed 130 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 310 batters and struck out 1,134. 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 3.55.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .258, good for 13th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .455 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. Cody Bellinger is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 101 hits this season in 367 at bats with 79 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .616 and an OPS+ of 148. Corey Seager is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 420 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .517. The Dodgers have 1,036 hits, including 239 doubles and 173 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 491 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,024 times as a unit. They have left 838 men on base and have a team OPS of .798. They score 5.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 617 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 53-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.11, Justin Verlander has a 8-8 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 150 strikeouts over the 151 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 142 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.35 and they have given up 390 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 335 batters and walked 169 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 5.1. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,148 base knocks and 603 earned runs this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 400 hitters and struck out 898 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.67.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 8th in the league. The Tigers hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Justin Upton comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .368. He has 119 hits this year along with 88 RBI in 418 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .545 with an OPS+ of 140. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .306. He has collected 114 hits in 464 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .435. The Tigers as a unit have 1,083 base hits, including 220 doubles and 143 homers. Detroit has walked 414 times this year and they have struck out on 979 occasions. They have had 840 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They have scored 4.83 runs per game and totaled 584 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -134
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