Monday, April 3, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Jose Quintana
The Detroit Tigers head to U.S. Cellular Field on Monday, April 3, 2017 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The starters are Justin Verlander for the Tigers and Jose Quintana for the White Sox.
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The opening line for this game has Detroit at -130 and Chicago at +118. 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 White Sox were 83-79-0 against the run line and had a 79-76-7 over/under record. They covered the spread 51% 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 Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox were 79-76-7 against the over/under last season
The Chicago White Sox were 83-79-0 against the run line last season
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/01/17 RF J.D. Martinez Foot 10-day DL
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
04/01/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot out indefinitely
03/31/17 P Carlos Rodon Arm 10-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers are coming off a 86-75 record in 2016, including 41-40 on the road. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander had a 16-9 record with an earned run average of 3.04 and a WHIP of 1.00. He had 254 strikeouts over his 227.2 innings pitched and he gave up 171 hits last season. He allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.49. 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
Chicago had a 45-36 home record and a 78-84 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 3.20, Jose Quintana had a 13-12 record and a 1.16 WHIP last season. He had 181 strikeouts over the 208 innings he pitched during which he gave up 192 hits. He allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.56. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.68 and they gave up 444 base hits on the year. Teams hit .246 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 434 times and walking 222 times last season. As a team, Chicago allowed 8.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They were 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.10. The White Sox pitchers as a team surrendered 1,422 base knocks and 659 earned runs last season. They gave up 185 home runs last year and they gave up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff walked 521 hitters and struck out 1,270. They gave up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.34 while their FIP as a staff was 4.28.
As a team, they batted .257, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .261 average at home. The White Sox held a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which was good for 20th in baseball. They ranked 11th in baseball with 8.81 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup after batting .293 with an OBP of .353. He had 183 hits last year along with 67 runs scored and 100 RBI. He struck out 125 times and walked on 47 occasions. Melky Cabrera hit .296 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .345. He collected 175 hits while scoring 70 runs and driving in 86. He earned a walk 47 times and punched out 69 times. The White Sox as a unit had 1,428 base hits, including 277 doubles and 168 homers. They had 77 stolen bases and were thrown out 36 times. Chicago as a team walked 455 times last year and they struck out 1,285 times. They had 1,105 men left on base and had an OPS of .727. They scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 686 runs last season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +118
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