Houston Astros at Detroit Tigers 9/10/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 10, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Francisco Liriano
The Houston Astros head to Comerica Park on Monday, September 10, 2018 to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are Justin Verlander for the Astros and Francisco Liriano for the Tigers.
The odds for this matchup have Houston at -300 and Detroit at +268. The Astros have a 62-73-7 over/under mark and a 74-68-0 run line record. The Tigers are 72-70-0 against the run line and have a 60-76-6 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 62-73-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 74-68-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 60-76-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 72-70-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
09/09/18 LF Marwin Gonzalez Oblique is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Boston Red Sox
08/05/18 P Lance McCullers Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (08/05)
05/21/18 LF Derek Fisher Intestinal 10-day DL (05/20)
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
09/09/18 DH Victor Martinez Rest is not in the starting lineup Sunday vs St. Louis Cardinals
08/31/18 SS Jose Iglesias Abdominal 10-day DL (08/30)
08/15/18 P Artie Lewicki Elbow 10-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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 89-53 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 14-9 record with an earned run average of 2.73 and a WHIP of 0.94 this year. He has 248 strikeouts over his 188 innings pitched and he's given up 143 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.92 and they have given up 329 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 506 hitters and walked 113 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.08. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 1,020 base hits and 437 earned runs. They have allowed 132 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 377 batters and struck out 1,489. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.09 and their FIP as a unit is 3.19.
As a team Houston is hitting .257, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Alex Bregman is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .401. He has 159 hits this season in 531 at bats with 97 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .563 and an OPS+ of 166. Yuli Gurriel is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 70 men in 469 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .409. The Astros have 1,230 hits, including 256 doubles and 183 home runs. Houston has walked 494 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,068 times as a unit. They have left 919 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 706 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 59-83 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.90, Francisco Liriano has a 4-9 record and a 1.55 WHIP this season. He has 87 strikeouts over the 112 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 110 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 493 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 448 batters and walked 196 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,231 base knocks and 623 earned runs this season. They have given up 188 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 430 hitters and struck out 1,067 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.55.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 20th in the league. The Tigers hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Victor Martinez comes into this matchup batting .249 with an OBP of .296. He has 109 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 438 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .352 with an OPS+ of 76. Nick Castellanos is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 160 hits in 547 at bats while driving in 78 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .484. The Tigers as a unit have 1,178 base hits, including 257 doubles and 122 homers. Detroit has walked 370 times this year and they have struck out on 1,172 occasions. They have had 941 men left on base and have an OPS of .687. They have scored 3.94 runs per game and totaled 559 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -300
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