Monday, March 27, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Norris vs. Mike Foltynewicz
The Detroit Tigers head Champion Stadium on Monday, March 27, 2017 to take on the Atlanta Braves in a Spring Training game. The starters are Daniel Norris for the Tigers and Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves.
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The opening line for this game has Detroit at +100 and Atlanta at -120. The Tigers had a 80-73-8 over/under record and a 86-75-0 run line mark last season, meaning they covered 53% of the time. The Braves were 85-76-0 against the run line and had a 82-69-10 over/under record. They covered the spread 53% of the time.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers were 80-73-8 against the over/under last season
The Detroit Tigers were 86-75-0 against the run line last season
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves were 82-69-10 against the over/under last season
The Atlanta Braves were 85-76-0 against the run line last season
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
3/26/2017 Montreal Robertson SP Shoulder Questionable for start of season
3/24/2017 J.D. Martinez RF Foot Expected to be out until at least Apr 15
3/16/2017 Kevin Ziomek SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
1/26/2017 Derek Hill CF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
3/26/2017 Mauricio Cabrera RP Elbow Questionable for start of season
3/26/2017 A.J. Minter RP Forearm Questionable for start of season
3/26/2017 Armando Rivero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 1
3/16/2017 Micah Johnson 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Apr 17
3/8/2017 Jacob Lindgren RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Apr 1, 2018
3/8/2017 Matt Marksberry RP Shoulder Questionable for start of season
3/8/2017 Dan Winkler RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
3/7/2017 Brady Feigl RP Elbow Questionable for start of season
3/3/2017 Dustin Peterson LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Apr 28
2/15/2017 Sean Rodriguez 1B Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers are coming off a 86-75 record in 2016, including 41-40 on the road. Starting pitcher Daniel Norris had a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 3.38 and a WHIP of 1.40. He had 71 strikeouts over his 69.1 innings pitched and he gave up 75 hits last season. He allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.93. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 4.22 and they gave up 503 base hits on the year. Teams hit .256 against the bullpen while being struck out 446 times and walking 181 times last season. As a team, Detroit allowed 8.93 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.76 batters per nine innings. They were 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Tigers pitchers collectively gave up 1,417 base hits and 672 earned runs. They allowed 182 home runs last season and they allowed 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a pitching staff walked 462 batters and struck out 1,232. They walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit was 4.16.
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As a team Detroit batted .267, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .260 average away from home. The Tigers held a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which was good for 5th in baseball. They ranked 3rd in baseball with 9.17 hits per game. Ian Kinsler is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .288 with an on-base percentage of .348. He had 178 hits last season along with 117 runs scored and 83 runs batted in. He struck out 115 times and walked 45 times. Miguel Cabrera hit .316 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .393. He totaled 188 hits while scoring 92 runs and he drove in 108. He walked 75 times and struck out on 116 occasions. The Tigers had 1,476 hits, including 252 doubles and 211 home runs. They stole 58 bases and were thrown out stealing 29 times. Detroit walked 493 times last season and they struck out 1,303 times as a unit. They left 1,105 men on base and had a team OPS of .769. They scored 4.66 runs per contest and scored a total of 750 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta had a 31-50 home record and a 68-93 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 4.31, Mike Foltynewicz had a 9-5 record and a 1.30 WHIP last season. He had 111 strikeouts over the 123.1 innings he pitched during which he gave up 125 hits. He allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.24. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.95 and they gave up 537 base hits on the year. Teams hit .246 against the Braves bullpen while being struck out 543 times and walking 256 times last season. As a team, Atlanta allowed 8.79 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.63 batters per nine innings. They were 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Braves pitchers as a team surrendered 1,414 base knocks and 725 earned runs last season. They gave up 177 home runs last year and they gave up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a staff walked 547 hitters and struck out 1,227. They gave up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.36 while their FIP as a staff was 4.32.
As a team, they batted .255, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .261 average at home. The Braves held a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which was good for 16th in baseball. They ranked 15th in baseball with 8.72 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup after batting .302 with an OBP of .400. He had 178 hits last year along with 102 runs scored and 91 RBI. He struck out 171 times and walked on 89 occasions. Nick Markakis hit .269 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .346. He collected 161 hits while scoring 67 runs and driving in 89. He earned a walk 71 times and punched out 101 times. The Braves as a unit had 1,404 base hits, including 295 doubles and 122 homers. They had 75 stolen bases and were thrown out 34 times. Atlanta as a team walked 502 times last year and they struck out 1,240 times. They had 1,161 men left on base and had an OPS of .705. They scored 4.03 runs per game and totaled 649 runs last season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Braves MLB game against the moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -120
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