Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins 5/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Jose Berrios
The Detroit Tigers head to Target Field on Monday, May 21, 2018 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers and Jose Berrios for the Twins.
The odds for this matchup have Detroit at +194 and Minnesota at -210. The Tigers have a 21-23-1 over/under mark and a 25-20-0 run line record. The Twins are 23-18-0 against the run line and have a 22-18-1 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 21-23-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 25-20-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 22-18-1 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 23-18-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/14/18 3B Jeimer Candelario Wrist 10-day DL (05/14)
05/08/18 P Alex Wilson Foot 10-day DL (05/08)
05/08/18 P Jordan Zimmermann Shoulder 10-day DL (05/08)
05/04/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Hamstring 10-day DL (05/04)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
05/19/18 1B Joe Mauer Neck 10-day DL (05/19)
05/06/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 60-day DL (03/29)
05/05/18 C Jason Castro Knee 10-day DL (05/05); is out for season
05/01/18 3B Miguel Sano Hamstring 10-day DL (04/28)
03/28/18 SS Jorge Polanco Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 06/30 vs Chicago Cubs)
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 20-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 4.88 and a WHIP of 1.31 this year. He has 32 strikeouts over his 31.1 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 162 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 148 hitters and walked 75 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 387 base hits and 194 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 152 batters and struck out 340. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team Detroit is hitting .257, good for 9th in the league. The Tigers hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .309 with an on-base percentage of .363. He has 51 hits this season in 165 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .485 and an OPS+ of 127. Jose Iglesias is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .297. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 153 at bats. His OPS+ is 77 while his slugging percentage is at .359. The Tigers have 403 hits, including 102 doubles and 39 home runs. Detroit has walked 120 times so far this season and they have struck out 344 times as a unit. They have left 316 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 197 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 18-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.05, Jose Berrios has a 4-4 record and a 0.96 WHIP this season. He has 50 strikeouts over the 53.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 164 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 157 batters and walked 64 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.54. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 356 base knocks and 188 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 165 hitters and struck out 375 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .327. He has 36 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 146 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .466 with an OPS+ of 116. Eddie Rosario is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .319. He has collected 47 hits in 160 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .544. The Twins as a unit have 345 base hits, including 87 doubles and 46 homers. Minnesota has walked 148 times this year and they have struck out on 364 occasions. They have had 292 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 174 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +194
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