Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees 8/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 30, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Francisco Liriano vs. J.A. Happ
The Detroit Tigers visit Yankee Stadium on Thursday, August 30, 2018 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Francisco Liriano for the Tigers and J.A. Happ for the Yankees.
The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +262 and New York at -294. The Tigers have a 54-72-6 over/under record and a 65-67-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 70-62-0 against the run line and have a 60-65-7 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 54-72-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 65-67-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 60-65-7 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 70-62-0 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)
08/09/18 1B John Hicks Groin 10-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)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
08/22/18 P Aroldis Chapman Knee 10-day DL (08/22)
08/19/18 SS Didi Gregorius Heel 10-day DL (08/20)
07/26/18 RF Aaron Judge Wrist 10-day DL (07/26)
07/24/18 C Gary Sanchez Groin 10-day DL (07/24)
07/07/18 P Jonathan Loaisiga Shoulder 10-day DL (07/07)
06/10/18 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow is out for season
05/02/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 53-79 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Francisco Liriano has a 3-9 record with an earned run average of 4.82 and a WHIP of 1.52 this season. He has 80 strikeouts over his 102.2 innings pitched and he's given up 96 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 463 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 414 hitters and walked 179 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1,161 base hits and 583 earned runs. They have allowed 170 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 400 batters and struck out 978. They have walked 3.1 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 4.52.
As a team Detroit is hitting .241, good for 23rd 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. Jose Iglesias is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .309. He has 115 hits this season in 430 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .388 and an OPS+ of 89. Nick Castellanos is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 148 hits and he has driven in 73 men in 507 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .491. The Tigers have 1,078 hits, including 243 doubles and 105 home runs. Detroit has walked 339 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,063 times as a unit. They have left 867 men on base and have a team OPS of .677. They score 3.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 503 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 84-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.80, J.A. Happ has a 15-6 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 162 strikeouts over the 144.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 119 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.11 and they have given up 379 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 594 batters and walked 177 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,045 base knocks and 487 earned runs this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 409 hitters and struck out 1,331 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.67.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Yankees hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Giancarlo Stanton comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .349. He has 142 hits this year along with 82 RBI in 513 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .520 with an OPS+ of 130. Miguel Andujar is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 140 hits in 466 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .530. The Yankees as a unit have 1,141 base hits, including 226 doubles and 215 homers. New York has walked 497 times this year and they have struck out on 1,153 occasions. They have had 912 men left on base and have an OPS of .783. They have scored 5.2 runs per game and totaled 686 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +262
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