Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Francisco Liriano vs. Michael Fulmer
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Comerica Park on Saturday, July 15, 2017 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Francisco Liriano for the Blue Jays and Michael Fulmer for the Tigers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +128 and Detroit at -138. The Blue Jays have a 41-41-6 over/under record and a 37-51-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 42-45-0 against the run line and have a 44-37-6 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 41-41-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 37-51-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 44-37-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 42-45-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
07/05/17 C Luke Maile Knee 10-day DL (07/04)
07/01/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day DL (06/06)
06/19/17 P Joe Smith Shoulder 10-day DL (06/19)
06/16/17 3B Chris Coghlan Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
06/06/17 P J.P. Howell Shoulder 10-day DL (06/05)
05/24/17 LF Anthony Alford Wrist 10-day DL (05/24)
05/20/17 CF Darrell Ceciliani Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 41-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Francisco Liriano has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 5.56 and a WHIP of 1.62. He has 62 strikeouts over his 68 innings pitched and he's given up 75 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 273 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 348 hitters and walked 119 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.53. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 782 base hits and 397 earned runs. They have allowed 113 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 299 batters and struck out 773. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.29.
As a team Toronto is hitting .244, good for 22nd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 87 hits this season in 340 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .418 and an OPS+ of 88. Justin Smoak is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 88 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 299 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .575. The Blue Jays have 724 hits, including 134 doubles and 117 home runs. Toronto has walked 285 times so far this season and they have struck out 690 times as a unit. They have left 581 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 366 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 39-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.19, Michael Fulmer has a 9-6 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 84 strikeouts over the 115.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 103 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.18 and they have given up 263 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 241 batters and walked 121 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 800 base knocks and 413 earned runs this season. They have given up 109 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 299 hitters and struck out 650 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.59.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 18th in the league. The Tigers hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Justin Upton comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .350. He has 77 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 291 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .491 with an OPS+ of 122. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .264 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 72 hits in 273 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Tigers as a unit have 751 base hits, including 156 doubles and 104 homers. Detroit has walked 301 times this year and they have struck out on 720 occasions. They have had 591 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 409 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +128
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