Friday, March 17, 2017
Joker Marchant Stadium
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Michael Fulmer
The New York Yankees head to Joker Marchant Stadium on Friday, March 17, 2017 to take on the Detroit Tigers in a Spring Training game. The probable pitchers are Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees and Michael Fulmer for the Tigers.
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The opening line for this matchup has New York at +105 and Detroit at -125. The Yankees had a 72-80-10 over/under record and a 81-81-0 run line mark last year, meaning they covered 50% of the time. The Tigers were 86-75-0 against the run line and had a 80-73-8 over/under record. They covered the spread 53% of the time.
The Yankees had a 84-78 record in 2016, including 36-45 away from home. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka had a 14-4 record with an ERA of 3.07 and a WHIP of 1.08. He had 165 strikeouts over his 199.2 innings pitched and he gave up 179 hits last season. He allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.51. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 3.67 and they gave up 426 base hits on the year. Teams hit .221 against the 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 collectively gave up 1,358 base hits and 660 earned runs. They allowed 214 home runs last season and they allowed 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff walked 444 batters and struck out 1,393. They walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit was 4.20.
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As a team New York batted .252, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .251 average away from 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 game. Brett Gardner is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .261 with an on-base percentage of .351. He had 143 hits last season along with 80 runs scored and 41 runs batted in. He struck out 106 times and walked 70 times. Didi Gregorius hit .276 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .304. He totaled 155 hits while scoring 68 runs and he drove in 70. He walked 19 times and struck out on 82 occasions. The Yankees had 1,377 hits, including 245 doubles and 183 home runs. They stole 72 bases and were thrown out stealing 22 times. New York walked 475 times last season and they struck out 1,188 times as a unit. They left 1,098 men on base and had a team OPS of .720. They scored 4.2 runs per contest and scored a total of 680 runs last year.
Detroit had a 45-35 home record and a 86-75 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 3.06, Michael Fulmer had a 11-7 record and a 1.12 WHIP last season. He had 132 strikeouts over the 159 innings he pitched during which he gave up 136 hits. He allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.76. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 4.22 and they gave up 503 base hits on the year. Teams hit .256 against the Tigers 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 as a team surrendered 1,417 base knocks and 672 earned runs last season. They gave up 182 home runs last year and they gave up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff walked 462 hitters and struck out 1,232. They gave up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.32 while their FIP as a staff was 4.16.
As a team, they batted .267, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .274 average at 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 contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup after batting .316 with an OBP of .393. He had 188 hits last year along with 92 runs scored and 108 RBI. He struck out 116 times and walked on 75 occasions. Ian Kinsler hit .288 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .348. He collected 178 hits while scoring 117 runs and driving in 83. He earned a walk 45 times and punched out 115 times. The Tigers as a unit had 1,476 base hits, including 252 doubles and 211 homers. They had 58 stolen bases and were thrown out 29 times. Detroit as a team walked 493 times last year and they struck out 1,303 times. They had 1,105 men left on base and had an OPS of .769. They scored 4.66 runs per game and totaled 750 runs 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
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
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Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -125
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