Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Hector Santiago vs. Matthew Boyd
The Minnesota Twins visit Comerica Park on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Hector Santiago for the Twins and Matthew Boyd for the Tigers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +134 and Detroit at -144. The Twins have a 1-3-2 over/under record and a 5-1-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 2-3-0 against the run line and have a 4-1-0 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 1-3-2 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 5-1-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 2-3-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
04/03/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 SS Ehire Adrianza Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Arm 60-day DL
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/01/17 RF J.D. Martinez Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 5-1 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Hector Santiago has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.80 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 4 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.61 and they have given up 16 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 23 hitters and walked 9 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 6.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.04. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 36 base hits and 12 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 19 batters and struck out 42. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.04 and their FIP as a unit is 3.88.
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As a team Minnesota is hitting .244, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Miguel Sano is hitting .350 with an on-base percentage of .458. He has 7 hits this season in 20 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .850 and an OPS+ of 264. Jason Castro is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .550. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 13 at bats. His OPS+ is 232 while his slugging percentage is at .615. The Twins have 48 hits, including 12 doubles and 5 home runs. Minnesota has walked 28 times so far this season and they have struck out 52 times as a unit. They have left 44 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 30 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 3-2 overall mark this year. Matthew Boyd is making his first start of the year for the Tigers. Teams are hitting .294 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 15 batters and walked 7 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.52. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 46 base knocks and 27 earned runs this season. They have given up 4 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 19 hitters and struck out 36 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 19th in the league. The Tigers hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .353, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this matchup batting .375 with an OBP of .524. He has 6 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 16 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .625 with an OPS+ of 229. 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 261 and a slugging percentage of .818. The Tigers as a unit have 36 base hits, including 8 doubles and 8 homers. Detroit has walked 27 times this year and they have struck out on 44 occasions. They have had 32 men left on base and have an OPS of .808. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 23 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins +134
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