Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins 9/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Matthew Boyd vs. Jake Odorizzi
The Detroit Tigers head to Target Field on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Matthew Boyd for the Tigers and Jake Odorizzi for the Twins.
The odds for this matchup have Detroit at +130 and Minnesota at -150. The Tigers have a 66-82-8 over/under mark and a 79-77-0 run line record. The Twins are 81-74-0 against the run line and have a 75-76-4 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 66-82-8 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 79-77-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 75-76-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 81-74-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
09/21/18 P Michael Fulmer Knee is out for season
08/31/18 SS Jose Iglesias Abdominal 60-day DL (08/30)
08/15/18 P Artie Lewicki Elbow 60-day DL (08/14)
08/09/18 1B John Hicks Groin 60-day DL (08/07)
06/14/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Biceps is out for season
05/31/18 P Ryan Carpenter Oblique 10-day DL (05/31)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
09/23/18 LF Eddie Rosario Quad is out for season
09/01/18 P Adalberto Mejia Wrist 60-day DL (08/10)
08/19/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 60-day DL (08/19)
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 63-93 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matthew Boyd has a 9-12 record with an earned run average of 4.16 and a WHIP of 1.12 this year. He has 156 strikeouts over his 166.2 innings pitched and he's given up 138 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 548 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 487 hitters and walked 209 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.49. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1,357 base hits and 686 earned runs. They have allowed 206 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 468 batters and struck out 1,160. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.56.
As a team Detroit is hitting .242, good for 21st in the league. The Tigers hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Victor Martinez is hitting .251 with an on-base percentage of .297. He has 117 hits this season in 467 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .353 and an OPS+ of 77. Nick Castellanos is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 180 hits and he has driven in 86 men in 597 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .504. The Tigers have 1,283 hits, including 281 doubles and 133 home runs. Detroit has walked 408 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,286 times as a unit. They have left 1,026 men on base and have a team OPS of .684. They score 3.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 609 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 72-83 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.35, Jake Odorizzi has a 7-10 record and a 1.30 WHIP this season. He has 159 strikeouts over the 161.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 145 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 592 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 577 batters and walked 211 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,377 base knocks and 700 earned runs this season. They have given up 196 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 546 hitters and struck out 1,310 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .224 with an OBP of .319. He has 115 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 514 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .407 with an OPS+ of 96. Joe Mauer is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 126 hits in 457 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .374. The Twins as a unit have 1,308 base hits, including 300 doubles and 161 homers. Minnesota has walked 500 times this year and they have struck out on 1,274 occasions. They have had 1,032 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4.45 runs per game and totaled 689 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +130
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