Saturday, March 11, 2017
George M. Steinbrenner Field
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Norris vs. Masahiro Tanaka
The Detroit Tigers visit George M. Steinbrenner Field on Saturday, March 11, 2017 to play the New York Yankees in a Spring Training matchup. The probable starters are Daniel Norris for the Tigers and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees.
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The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +110 and New York at -130. 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 Yankees were 81-81-0 against the run line and had a 72-80-10 over/under record. They covered the spread 50% of the time.
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. Miguel Cabrera is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .316 with an on-base percentage of .393. He had 188 hits last season along with 92 runs scored and 108 runs batted in. He struck out 116 times and walked 75 times. Ian Kinsler hit .288 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .348. He totaled 178 hits while scoring 117 runs and he drove in 83. He walked 45 times and struck out on 115 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.
New York had a 48-33 home record and a 84-78 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 3.07, Masahiro Tanaka had a 14-4 record and a 1.08 WHIP last season. He had 165 strikeouts over the 199.2 innings he pitched during which he gave up 179 hits. He allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.51. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.67 and they gave up 426 base hits on the year. Teams hit .221 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 578 times and walking 184 times last season. As a team, New York allowed 8.56 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.78 batters per nine innings. They were 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Yankees pitchers as a team surrendered 1,358 base knocks and 660 earned runs last season. They gave up 214 home runs last year and they gave up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff walked 444 hitters and struck out 1,393. They gave up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.26 while their FIP as a staff was 4.20.
As a team, they batted .252, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The Yankees held a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which was good for 25th in baseball. They ranked 21st in baseball with 8.5 hits per contest. Brett Gardner comes into this matchup after batting .261 with an OBP of .351. He had 143 hits last year along with 80 runs scored and 41 RBI. He struck out 106 times and walked on 70 occasions. Didi Gregorius hit .276 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .304. He collected 155 hits while scoring 68 runs and driving in 70. He earned a walk 19 times and punched out 82 times. The Yankees as a unit had 1,377 base hits, including 245 doubles and 183 homers. They had 72 stolen bases and were thrown out 22 times. New York as a team walked 475 times last year and they struck out 1,188 times. They had 1,098 men left on base and had an OPS of .720. They scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 680 runs last season.
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
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees were 72-80-10 against the over/under last season
The New York Yankees were 81-81-0 against the run line last season
Injuries to Watch
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New York Yankees
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Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +110
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