Minnesota Twins at Detroit Tigers 9/19/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Gonsalves vs. Spencer Turnbull
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Stephen Gonsalves for the Twins and Spencer Turnbull for the Tigers.
Minnesota opens at -130 while Detroit opens at +110. The Twins have a 73-73-4 over/under record and a 76-74-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 77-73-0 against the run line and have a 63-79-8 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 73-73-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 76-74-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 63-79-8 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 77-73-0 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 Tuesday 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 69-81 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Stephen Gonsalves has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 9.39 and a WHIP of 2.67 this year. He has 10 strikeouts over his 15.1 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He's allowed 14.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 581 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 556 hitters and walked 204 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 4.63. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,345 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 531 batters and struck out 1,271. 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 4.47.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .247, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .404 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. Joe Mauer is hitting .274 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 121 hits this season in 441 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .376 and an OPS+ of 98. Max Kepler is hitting .227 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .322. He has totaled 113 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 498 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .416. The Twins have 1,262 hits, including 286 doubles and 158 home runs. Minnesota has walked 488 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,234 times as a unit. They have left 1,003 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 663 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 61-89 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 522 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 465 batters and walked 207 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 1,299 base knocks and 660 earned runs this season. They have given up 198 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 456 hitters and struck out 1,118 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 4.57.
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 .296 with an OBP of .354. He has 170 hits this year along with 81 RBI in 574 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .491 with an OPS+ of 128. Victor Martinez is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .296. He has collected 112 hits in 453 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 76 and a slugging percentage of .349. The Tigers as a unit have 1,232 base hits, including 272 doubles and 128 homers. Detroit has walked 394 times this year and they have struck out on 1,245 occasions. They have had 990 men left on base and have an OPS of .683. They have scored 3.89 runs per game and totaled 583 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins -130
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