Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers 8/12/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Jose Berrios vs. Jordan Zimmermann
The Minnesota Twins visit Comerica Park on Saturday, August 12, 2017 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Jose Berrios for the Twins and Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers.
Free $60 in Member MLB Picks No Obligation Click Here
The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +110 and Detroit at -120. The Twins have a 48-56-9 over/under record and a 56-57-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 56-58-0 against the run line and have a 60-48-6 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 48-56-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 56-57-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 60-48-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 56-58-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/08/17 P Adalberto Mejia Arm 10-day DL (08/08)
07/19/17 P Phil Hughes Illness 60-day DL (07/19)
07/06/17 P Hector Santiago Back 10-day DL (07/03)
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/03/17 P Michael Fulmer Elbow 10-day DL (08/01)
07/30/17 OF Alex Presley Oblique 10-day DL (07/30)
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 57-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Berrios has a 10-5 record with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.16. He has 88 strikeouts over his 95.2 innings pitched and he's given up 83 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 413 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 335 hitters and walked 130 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,064 base hits and 525 earned runs. They have allowed 161 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 353 batters and struck out 800. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.82.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .251, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Brian Dozier is hitting .251 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 109 hits this season in 435 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .462 and an OPS+ of 109. Miguel Sano is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 72 men in 385 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .514. The Twins have 965 hits, including 199 doubles and 125 home runs. Minnesota has walked 424 times so far this season and they have struck out 938 times as a unit. They have left 816 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 517 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 52-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.27, Jordan Zimmermann has a 7-9 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 85 strikeouts over the 126.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 147 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.16 and they have given up 349 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 312 batters and walked 150 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,055 base knocks and 543 earned runs this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 371 hitters and struck out 847 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 10th in the league. The Tigers hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .341. He has 93 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 365 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .411 with an OPS+ of 101. Justin Upton is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 108 hits in 391 at bats while driving in 78 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .519. The Tigers as a unit have 1,007 base hits, including 205 doubles and 132 homers. Detroit has walked 391 times this year and they have struck out on 925 occasions. They have had 782 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 547 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins +110
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink