Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers 9/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kohl Stewart vs. Jordan Zimmermann
The Minnesota Twins visit Comerica Park on Monday, September 17, 2018 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Kohl Stewart for the Twins and Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at -147 and Detroit at +137. The Twins have a 72-72-4 over/under record and a 74-74-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 76-72-0 against the run line and have a 62-78-8 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 72-72-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 74-74-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 62-78-8 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 76-72-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
09/01/18 P Adalberto Mejia Wrist 60-day DL (08/10)
08/19/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 10-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)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
09/16/18 P Michael Fulmer Knee left last game, is questionable for next scheduled start
09/15/18 CF JaCoby Jones Shoulder left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Cleveland Indians
09/13/18 RF Niko Goodrum Quad is out indefinitely
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 67-81 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kohl Stewart has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.47 and a WHIP of 1.78 this season. He has 14 strikeouts over his 24.2 innings pitched and he's given up 29 hits. He's allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 575 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 547 hitters and walked 200 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,327 base hits and 681 earned runs. They have allowed 190 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 527 batters and struck out 1,255. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.49.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .245, good for 19th in the league. The Twins hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Joe Mauer is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 120 hits this season in 436 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .378 and an OPS+ of 98. Max Kepler is hitting .228 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .321. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 491 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .413. The Twins have 1,235 hits, including 282 doubles and 152 home runs. Minnesota has walked 482 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,221 times as a unit. They have left 988 men on base and have a team OPS of .714. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 648 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 60-88 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.17, Jordan Zimmermann has a 7-7 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 100 strikeouts over the 116.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 122 hits. He's allowing 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 517 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 460 batters and walked 206 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.8 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 as a team have surrendered 1,282 base knocks and 650 earned runs this season. They have given up 196 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 451 hitters and struck out 1,104 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.58.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 22nd in the league. The Tigers hold a .382 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 contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .353. He has 167 hits this year along with 81 RBI in 566 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .491 with an OPS+ of 128. Victor Martinez is hitting .249 this season and he has an OBP of .296. He has collected 112 hits in 450 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 76 and a slugging percentage of .351. The Tigers as a unit have 1,215 base hits, including 271 doubles and 126 homers. Detroit has walked 390 times this year and they have struck out on 1,232 occasions. They have had 977 men left on base and have an OPS of .683. They have scored 3.89 runs per game and totaled 576 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +137
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