Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers 9/22/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 22, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson vs. Daniel Norris
The Minnesota Twins head to Comerica Park on Friday, September 22, 2017 to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are Kyle Gibson for the Twins and Daniel Norris for the Tigers.
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The odds for this matchup have Minnesota at -147 and Detroit at +137. The Twins have a 68-75-9 over/under mark and a 80-72-0 run line record. The Tigers are 70-82-0 against the run line and have a 82-64-6 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 68-75-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 80-72-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 82-64-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 70-82-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
9/14/2017 Miguel Sano 3B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/8/2017 Hector Santiago SP Back Out for the season
9/5/2017 J.T. Chargois RP Elbow Out for the season
9/1/2017 Johan Quezada Shoulder Out for the season
8/28/2017 Fernando Romero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Oct 1
8/14/2017 Trevor May RP Elbow Out for the season
7/18/2017 Phil Hughes SP Shoulder Out for the season
7/1/2017 Zach Jones RP Shoulder Out for the season
5/26/2017 Nick Burdi RP Elbow Out for the season
5/22/2017 Luis Arraez Leg Out for the season
4/25/2017 Ryan O'Rourke RP Elbow Out for the season
3/1/2017 Alex Kirilloff CF Elbow Out for the season
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
9/20/2017 Jeff Ferrell RP Concussion Expected to be out until at least Sep 30
9/19/2017 Buck Farmer RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/16/2017 Kyle Funkhouser SP Undisclosed Out for the season
9/16/2017 Anthony Gose CF Elbow Out for the season
9/14/2017 Jordan Zimmermann SP Neck Probable for Sep 21
9/11/2017 Michael Fulmer SP Elbow Out for the season
9/3/2017 Victor Martinez DH Chest Out for the season
9/1/2017 David Lough LF Hamstring Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 78-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson has a 11-10 record with an earned run average of 5.07 and a WHIP of 1.55. He has 109 strikeouts over his 147.1 innings pitched and he's given up 170 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 536 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 447 hitters and walked 180 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,408 base hits and 700 earned runs. They have allowed 212 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 466 batters and struck out 1,091. 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 4.77.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .258, good for 13th in the league. The Twins hold a .431 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 .290 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 147 hits this season in 507 at bats with 72 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .511 and an OPS+ of 119. Brian Dozier is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 152 hits and he has driven in 85 men in 586 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .476. The Twins have 1,340 hits, including 262 doubles and 194 home runs. Minnesota has walked 560 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,247 times as a unit. They have left 1,077 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 4.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 751 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 62-90 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.38, Daniel Norris has a 4-7 record and a 1.67 WHIP. He has 83 strikeouts over the 92 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 111 hits. He allows 10.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.47 and they have given up 549 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .278 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 438 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 5.29. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,491 base knocks and 785 earned runs this season. They have given up 207 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 501 hitters and struck out 1,134 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.49 while their FIP as a staff is 4.73.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 9th in the league. The Tigers hold a .430 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 156 hits in 576 at bats while driving in 94 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .490. The Tigers as a team have 1,362 base knocks, including 280 doubles and 180 home runs. Detroit has walked 483 times this season and they have struck out 1,233 times. They have had 1,052 runners left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 4.65 runs per contest and totaled 707 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +137
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