Houston Astros at Detroit Tigers 9/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Framber Valdez vs. Jordan Zimmermann
The Houston Astros head to Comerica Park on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are Framber Valdez for the Astros and Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers.
The odds for this matchup have Houston at -150 and Detroit at +140. The Astros have a 63-73-7 over/under mark and a 75-68-0 run line record. The Tigers are 72-71-0 against the run line and have a 60-77-6 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 63-73-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 75-68-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 60-77-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 72-71-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
09/09/18 LF Marwin Gonzalez Oblique is questionable Monday vs Detroit Tigers
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
08/31/18 SS Jose Iglesias Abdominal 10-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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 89-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Framber Valdez has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 1.37 and a WHIP of 1.07 this year. He has 15 strikeouts over his 19.2 innings pitched and he's given up 11 hits. He allows 5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.92 and they have given up 334 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 509 hitters and walked 114 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 3.1. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 1,034 base hits and 443 earned runs. They have allowed 133 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 380 batters and struck out 1,494. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.10 and their FIP as a unit is 3.20.
As a team Houston is hitting .257, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .433 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. Yuli Gurriel is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 131 hits this season in 473 at bats with 70 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .408 and an OPS+ of 99. Alex Bregman is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .401. He has totaled 160 hits and he has driven in 97 men in 535 at bats. His OPS+ is 166 while his slugging percentage is at .563. The Astros have 1,241 hits, including 260 doubles and 185 home runs. Houston has walked 497 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,077 times as a unit. They have left 926 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 711 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 59-84 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.03, Jordan Zimmermann has a 7-6 record and a 1.21 WHIP this season. He has 97 strikeouts over the 111.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 116 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 495 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 450 batters and walked 196 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.47. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,238 base knocks and 626 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 433 hitters and struck out 1,074 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 4.54.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 21st in the league. The Tigers hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .352. He has 162 hits this year along with 78 RBI in 550 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .489 with an OPS+ of 126. Victor Martinez is hitting .249 this season and he has an OBP of .296. He has collected 109 hits in 438 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 75 and a slugging percentage of .352. The Tigers as a unit have 1,183 base hits, including 261 doubles and 122 homers. Detroit has walked 373 times this year and they have struck out on 1,179 occasions. They have had 946 men left on base and have an OPS of .686. They have scored 3.92 runs per game and totaled 561 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers +140
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