Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins 8/19/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Victor Alcantara vs. Jake Odorizzi
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, August 19, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Victor Alcantara for the Tigers and Jake Odorizzi for the Twins.
Detroit opens at +149 while Minnesota opens at -159. The Tigers have a 49-69-5 over/under record and a 61-62-0 run line mark. The Twins are 66-55-0 against the run line and have a 58-60-3 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 49-69-5 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 61-62-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 58-60-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 66-55-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/18/18 P Blaine Hardy Elbow 10-day DL (08/17)
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 50-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Victor Alcantara has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 0.54 and a WHIP of 0.84 this year. He has 11 strikeouts over his 16.2 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 434 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 384 hitters and walked 160 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1,076 base hits and 537 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 371 batters and struck out 911. 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 4.49.
As a team Detroit is hitting .241, good for 22nd in the league. The Tigers hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Nick Castellanos is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 138 hits this season in 472 at bats with 69 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .496 and an OPS+ of 124. Jose Iglesias is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .306. He has totaled 106 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 401 at bats. His OPS+ is 87 while his slugging percentage is at .389. The Tigers have 1,005 hits, including 225 doubles and 98 home runs. Detroit has walked 317 times so far this season and they have struck out 996 times as a unit. They have left 804 men on base and have a team OPS of .676. They score 3.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 473 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 58-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.44, Jake Odorizzi has a 5-7 record and a 1.39 WHIP this season. He has 129 strikeouts over the 125.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 124 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 454 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 446 batters and walked 149 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,086 base knocks and 537 earned runs this season. They have given up 148 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 414 hitters and struck out 1,055 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .235 with an OBP of .323. He has 95 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 405 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .422 with an OPS+ of 100. Eddie Rosario is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .335. He has collected 142 hits in 482 at bats while driving in 69 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .496. The Twins as a unit have 1,015 base hits, including 244 doubles and 122 homers. Minnesota has walked 399 times this year and they have struck out on 1,017 occasions. They have had 800 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 544 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins -159
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