Friday, June 26, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber (3-9) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (3-4)
The Cleveland Indians visit Oriole Park on Friday to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Wei-Yin Chen for the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -133 and Baltimore at +123. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians, with a 30-41 run line record, cover the spread 42% of the time. They also have a 34-36 over/under record. The Orioles are 40-32 against the run line and have a 32-37 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
The Indians show up with a 33-38 record, including 18-15 on the road. Corey Kluber has a 3-9 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.65 and a 1.15 WHIP. In his starts, the Indians are 3-12 over his 103.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 97 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Indians are 6-9 in his starts. He is getting 2.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.19 and they've given up 195 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 218 and walked 80 batters this season while opposing teams hit .237 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.74 hits allowed per game and are averaging 9.47 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.05, they are 22nd in the league.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .253, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .246 average away from home. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .327 and they hold a .391 team slugging percentage. With 99 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 16th in hits per game with 8.49.
Baltimore is 24-14 at home while holding a 38-34 overall record on the season. Wei-Yin Chen has a record of 3-4 while sporting an earned run average of 2.89 on the year with a 1.12 WHIP. In his starts, the Orioles are 8-5 and he has allowed 72 hits over 81 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 3-9 when he starts. He is getting 3.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.77 and they have given up 188 hits on the season. The Orioles bullpen has struck out 230 batters and walked 83 this season while opposing teams have hit .219 against them. Baltimore has a team average of 8.26 hits per game and are averaging 7.87 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.76, they are 12th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .279 average at Safeco Field. Ranked at 17th in the league in on-base percentage, the Orioles sit at .316 and they hold a .422 team slugging percentage. With 84 hits, Manny Machado leads the team while his team ranks 14th in hits per game with 8.7.
The Indians have committed 41 errors and have combined for 660 assists and 1,888 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Orioles have accumlated 34 errors while having 648 assists and 1,869 put outs leading to a .987 fielding percentage.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 34-36 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 30-41 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 32-37 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 40-32 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/14/15 1B Nick Swisher Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/13)
04/06/15 P Josh Tomlin Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/29)
04/05/15 P Gavin Floyd Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
06/25/15 CF Adam Jones Shoulder "?" Friday vs. Cleveland Indians
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
04/18/15 2B Jonathan Schoop Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/18)
04/11/15 P Wesley Wright Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/11)
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians
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