Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins 8/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Matthew Boyd vs. Kyle Gibson
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins on Friday, August 17, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Matthew Boyd for the Tigers and Kyle Gibson for the Twins.
Detroit opens at +161 while Minnesota opens at -171. The Tigers have a 47-69-5 over/under record and a 60-61-0 run line mark. The Twins are 65-54-0 against the run line and have a 56-60-3 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 47-69-5 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 60-61-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 56-60-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 65-54-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/15/18 P Artie Lewicki Elbow 10-day DL (08/14)
08/13/18 CF JaCoby Jones Hamstring 10-day DL (08/13)
08/09/18 1B John Hicks Groin 10-day DL (08/07)
07/20/18 P Michael Fulmer Oblique 10-day DL (07/20)
06/14/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Biceps is out for season
05/31/18 P Ryan Carpenter Oblique 10-day DL (05/31)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/12/18 1B Logan Morrison Hip 7-day DL (08/11)
08/11/18 P Adalberto Mejia Wrist 10-day DL (08/10)
08/08/18 P Matt Belisle Knee 10-day DL (08/08)
08/07/18 LF Robbie Grossman Hamstring 10-day DL (08/06)
07/14/18 P Aaron Slegers Shoulder 10-day DL (07/11)
06/10/18 C Jason Castro Knee is out for season
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 50-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matthew Boyd has a 7-10 record with an earned run average of 4.20 and a WHIP of 1.14 this year. He has 114 strikeouts over his 128.2 innings pitched and he's given up 105 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 423 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 375 hitters and walked 159 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1,056 base hits and 522 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 367 batters and struck out 894. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team Detroit is hitting .240, good for 23rd in the league. The Tigers hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Jose Iglesias is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 106 hits this season in 401 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .389 and an OPS+ of 87. Nick Castellanos is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 135 hits and he has driven in 66 men in 465 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .488. The Tigers have 985 hits, including 219 doubles and 94 home runs. Detroit has walked 307 times so far this season and they have struck out 982 times as a unit. They have left 790 men on base and have a team OPS of .672. They score 3.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 461 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 56-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.49, Kyle Gibson has a 6-9 record and a 1.25 WHIP this season. He has 139 strikeouts over the 147 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 125 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 449 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 439 batters and walked 145 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,066 base knocks and 525 earned runs this season. They have given up 144 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 404 hitters and struck out 1,041 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Eddie Rosario comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .336. He has 140 hits this year along with 67 RBI in 475 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .493 with an OPS+ of 122. Max Kepler is hitting .234 this season and he has an OBP of .322. He has collected 94 hits in 401 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .424. The Twins as a unit have 995 base hits, including 241 doubles and 116 homers. Minnesota has walked 395 times this year and they have struck out on 1,000 occasions. They have had 792 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 524 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins -171
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