Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers 9/21/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Adalberto Mejia vs. Jordan Zimmermann
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, September 21, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Adalberto Mejia for the Twins and Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers.
Minnesota opens at -133 while Detroit opens at +123. The Twins have a 67-75-9 over/under record and a 80-71-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 69-82-0 against the run line and have a 82-63-6 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 67-75-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 80-71-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 82-63-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 69-82-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/20/17 3B Miguel Sano Shin 10-day DL (08/21)
08/17/17 P Dietrich Enns Shoulder 10-day DL (08/17)
07/19/17 P Phil Hughes Illness 60-day DL (07/19)
07/06/17 P Hector Santiago Back 60-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)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
09/18/17 P Jordan Zimmermann Neck is upgraded to probable for next scheduled start Thursday vs. Minnesota
09/04/17 DH Victor Martinez Heart 60-day DL (09/03)
09/02/17 P Michael Fulmer Elbow out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 78-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adalberto Mejia has a 4-6 record with an earned run average of 4.62 and a WHIP of 1.57. He has 77 strikeouts over his 89.2 innings pitched and he's given up 101 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 528 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 442 hitters and walked 178 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,393 base hits and 689 earned runs. They have allowed 209 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 463 batters and struck out 1,083. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .258, good for 14th in the league. The Twins hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Eddie Rosario is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 147 hits this season in 503 at bats with 72 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .515 and an OPS+ of 121. Brian Dozier is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 151 hits and he has driven in 85 men in 583 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .477. The Twins have 1,334 hits, including 262 doubles and 194 home runs. Minnesota has walked 557 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,237 times as a unit. They have left 1,072 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 4.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 748 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 62-89 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.18, Jordan Zimmermann has a 8-12 record and a 1.58 WHIP. He has 96 strikeouts over the 150 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 195 hits. He allows 11.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.47 and they have given up 546 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .278 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 435 batters and walked 220 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.31. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,485 base knocks and 782 earned runs this season. They have given up 206 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 498 hitters and struck out 1,123 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.74.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 9th in the league. The Tigers hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this matchup batting .236 with an OBP of .315. He has 123 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 521 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .409 with an OPS+ of 90. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .320. He has collected 155 hits in 572 at bats while driving in 94 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .491. The Tigers as a team have 1,353 base knocks, including 278 doubles and 180 home runs. Detroit has walked 482 times this season and they have struck out 1,227 times. They have had 1,044 runners left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.67 runs per contest and totaled 705 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins -133
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