Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins 5/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Kyle Gibson
The Detroit Tigers visit Target Field on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and Kyle Gibson for the Twins.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +163 and Minnesota at -173. The Tigers have a 21-25-1 over/under record and a 26-21-0 run line mark. The Twins are 25-18-0 against the run line and have a 22-20-1 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 21-25-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 26-21-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 22-20-1 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 25-18-0 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 20-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 4.35 and a WHIP of 1.28 this season. He has 46 strikeouts over his 51.2 innings pitched and he's given up 49 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 168 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 152 hitters and walked 79 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 401 base hits and 201 earned runs. They have allowed 52 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 159 batters and struck out 353. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.33.
As a team Detroit is hitting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Tigers hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jose Iglesias is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .297. He has 40 hits this season in 160 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .369 and an OPS+ of 79. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .316 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 55 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 174 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Tigers have 416 hits, including 105 doubles and 41 home runs. Detroit has walked 123 times so far this season and they have struck out 365 times as a unit. They have left 325 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 201 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 20-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.96, Kyle Gibson has a 1-2 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 55 strikeouts over the 50 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 40 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 166 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 164 batters and walked 64 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 366 base knocks and 191 earned runs this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 169 hitters and struck out 401 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.41.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 17th in the league. The Twins hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Eddie Rosario comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .316. He has 49 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 168 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .542 with an OPS+ of 131. Max Kepler is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .335. He has collected 38 hits in 152 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .467. The Twins as a unit have 359 base hits, including 93 doubles and 46 homers. Minnesota has walked 157 times this year and they have struck out on 380 occasions. They have had 306 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4.21 runs per game and totaled 181 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +163
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