Monday, April 10, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Justin Verlander
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers on Monday, April 10, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Sale for the Red Sox and Justin Verlander for the Tigers.
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Boston opens at -113 while Detroit opens at +103. The Red Sox have a 1-3-0 over/under record and a 3-1-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 2-2-0 against the run line and have a 3-1-0 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 3-1-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 2-2-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
04/09/17 CF Jackie Bradley Jr. Knee is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Detroit Tigers
04/09/17 RF Mookie Betts Illness is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Detroit Tigers
04/08/17 1B Hanley Ramirez Illness expected to miss Sunday & Monday vs Detroit Tigers
04/08/17 SS Xander Bogaerts Personal expected to miss Sunday vs Detroit Tigers
04/07/17 P Robbie Ross Jr. Illness 10-day DL (4/4)
04/06/17 P Matt Barnes Personal out indefinitely
04/03/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 10-day DL (4/1)
04/03/17 2B Josh Rutledge Hamstring 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 P Drew Pomeranz Forearm 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Tyler Thornbur Undisclosed 10-day DL (4/1)
03/30/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (4/1)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/01/17 RF J.D. Martinez Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 2-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.57. He has 7 strikeouts over his 7 innings pitched and he's given up 3 hits. He allows 3.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.50 and they have given up 5 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .119 against the bullpen and they've struck out 12 hitters and walked 7 batters. As a team, Boston allows 6.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.16. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 26 base hits and 13 earned runs. They have allowed 3 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 15 batters and struck out 33. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.11 and their FIP as a unit is 3.69.
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As a team Boston is hitting .245, good for 13th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Sandy Leon is hitting .417 with an on-base percentage of .417. He has 5 hits this season in 12 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .750 and an OPS+ of 232. Jackie Bradley is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 14 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .429. The Red Sox have 34 hits, including 6 doubles and 3 home runs. Boston has walked 13 times so far this season and they have struck out 30 times as a unit. They have left 30 men on base and have a team OPS of .687. They score 3.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 14 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 3-1 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.84, Justin Verlander has a 1-0 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 6.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 6 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 0.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.53 and they have given up 16 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 14 batters and walked 4 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.14. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 35 base knocks and 20 earned runs this season. They have given up 4 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 13 hitters and struck out 33 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .200, good for 28th in the league. The Tigers hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 5.8 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .500. He has 4 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 12 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .667 with an OPS+ of 234. James McCann is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .467. He has collected 3 hits in 11 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 262 and a slugging percentage of .818. The Tigers as a unit have 23 base hits, including 6 doubles and 7 homers. Detroit has walked 24 times this year and they have struck out on 30 occasions. They have had 22 men left on base and have an OPS of .797. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 18 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +103
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