Houston Astros at Detroit Tigers 9/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Daniel Norris
The Houston Astros visit Comerica Park on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Gerrit Cole for the Astros and Daniel Norris for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -260 and Detroit at +237. The Astros have a 63-74-7 over/under record and a 75-69-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 73-71-0 against the run line and have a 60-78-6 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 63-74-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 75-69-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 60-78-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 73-71-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
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 90-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 13-5 record with an earned run average of 2.86 and a WHIP of 1.03 this season. He has 251 strikeouts over his 182.1 innings pitched and he's given up 129 hits. He's allowed 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.91 and they have given up 335 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 510 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 3.09. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 1,041 base hits and 445 earned runs. They have allowed 133 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 381 batters and struck out 1,505. They have walked 2.6 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 3.19.
As a team Houston is hitting .256, good for 7th in the league. The Astros hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Alex Bregman is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 160 hits this season in 538 at bats with 97 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .559 and an OPS+ of 165. Yuli Gurriel is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .310. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 70 men in 473 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .408. The Astros have 1,246 hits, including 260 doubles and 185 home runs. Houston has walked 501 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,086 times as a unit. They have left 933 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 714 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 59-85 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.47, Daniel Norris has a 0-3 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 32 strikeouts over the 24.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 21 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 496 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 452 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 4.44. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,243 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 437 hitters and struck out 1,083 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .243, 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 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Victor Martinez comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .293. He has 109 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 442 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .348 with an OPS+ of 74. Nick Castellanos is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 164 hits in 553 at bats while driving in 79 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .492. The Tigers as a unit have 1,190 base hits, including 263 doubles and 122 homers. Detroit has walked 374 times this year and they have struck out on 1,190 occasions. They have had 951 men left on base and have an OPS of .685. They have scored 3.91 runs per game and totaled 563 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -260
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