Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers 9/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Daniel Norris
The Minnesota Twins head to Comerica Park on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are Jake Odorizzi for the Twins and Daniel Norris for the Tigers.
The odds for this matchup have Minnesota at -105 and Detroit at -105. The Twins have a 73-72-4 over/under mark and a 75-74-0 run line record. The Tigers are 77-72-0 against the run line and have a 63-78-8 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 73-72-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 75-74-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 63-78-8 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 77-72-0 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
09/17/18 CF JaCoby Jones Shoulder is questionable Monday vs Minnesota Twins
09/16/18 P Michael Fulmer Knee left last game, is questionable for next scheduled start
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 68-81 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has a 6-10 record with an earned run average of 4.41 and a WHIP of 1.32 this year. He has 153 strikeouts over his 155 innings pitched and he's given up 141 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.75 and they have given up 577 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 550 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 4.66. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,340 base hits and 687 earned runs. They have allowed 191 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 527 batters and struck out 1,264. 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 4.48.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .247, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Max Kepler is hitting .228 with an on-base percentage of .322. He has 113 hits this season in 495 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .418 and an OPS+ of 100. Joe Mauer is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 120 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 436 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .378. The Twins have 1,253 hits, including 284 doubles and 156 home runs. Minnesota has walked 485 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,229 times as a unit. They have left 997 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 657 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 61-88 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.14, Daniel Norris has a 0-4 record and a 1.40 WHIP this season. He has 35 strikeouts over the 29.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 29 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 520 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 462 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 4.48. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,290 base knocks and 654 earned runs this season. They have given up 196 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 453 hitters and struck out 1,113 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 4.56.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 22nd 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 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Victor Martinez comes into this matchup batting .249 with an OBP of .296. He has 112 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 450 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .351 with an OPS+ of 76. Nick Castellanos is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 167 hits in 571 at bats while driving in 81 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .487. The Tigers as a unit have 1,227 base hits, including 271 doubles and 128 homers. Detroit has walked 390 times this year and they have struck out on 1,238 occasions. They have had 983 men left on base and have an OPS of .684. They have scored 3.91 runs per game and totaled 582 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -105
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