Thursday, April 13, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Phil Hughes vs. Jordan Zimmermann
The Minnesota Twins visit Comerica Park on Thursday, April 13, 2017 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Phil Hughes for the Twins and Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +135 and Detroit at -145. The Twins have a 1-4-2 over/under record and a 6-1-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 2-5-0 against the run line and have a 4-3-0 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 1-4-2 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 6-1-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 2-5-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
04/03/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 SS Ehire Adrianza Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Arm 60-day DL
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/01/17 RF J.D. Martinez Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 5-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Phil Hughes has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.50 and a WHIP of 0.83. He has 3 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 5 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.50 and they have given up 17 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the bullpen and they've struck out 24 hitters and walked 10 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 5.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.07. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 40 base hits and 14 earned runs. They have allowed 6 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 21 batters and struck out 44. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.00 and their FIP as a unit is 4.02.
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As a team Minnesota is hitting .232, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .364 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Miguel Sano is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .429. He has 8 hits this season in 24 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .792 and an OPS+ of 244. Jason Castro is hitting .353 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .542. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 17 at bats. His OPS+ is 227 while his slugging percentage is at .588. The Twins have 53 hits, including 13 doubles and 5 home runs. Minnesota has walked 32 times so far this season and they have struck out 60 times as a unit. They have left 51 men on base and have a team OPS of .694. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 31 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 5-2 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.50, Jordan Zimmermann has a 1-0 record and a 0.83 WHIP. He has 3 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 4 hits. He allows 6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.95 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .287 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 20 batters and walked 10 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 55 base knocks and 28 earned runs this season. They have given up 4 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 26 hitters and struck out 51 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 3.65.
As a team, they are batting .213, good for 26th in the league. The Tigers hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.4 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .483. He has 7 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 22 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .636 with an OPS+ of 228. James McCann is hitting .235 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 4 hits in 17 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 229 and a slugging percentage of .765. The Tigers as a unit have 45 base hits, including 10 doubles and 10 homers. Detroit has walked 30 times this year and they have struck out on 56 occasions. They have had 41 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 3.86 runs per game and totaled 27 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins +135
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