Monday, August 17, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Salazar (10-6) vs. Matt Barnes (3-2)
The Boston Red Sox host the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on Monday. The Indians send Danny Salazar to the mound to face Matt Barnes of the Red Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -120 and Boston at +110. The over/under was set at 9. The Indians, with a 51-64 run line record, cover the spread 44% of the time. They also have a 55-59 over/under record. The Red Sox are 51-65 against the run line and have a 59-52 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
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The Indians come into this game with a 54-61 record, and they are 30-27 away from home. Starting pitcher Danny Salazar holds a 10-6 record with an earned run average of 3.26 and a WHIP of 1.08. In his starts, the Indians are 13-8 over his 132.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 103 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Indians are 10-11 in his starts. The team is averaging 4.3 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 291 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.21. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen while being struck out 320 times and walking 113 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.12 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.97 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82.
Cleveland is batting .255 as a team, which is good for 13th in the league and hitting .242 away from home. The Indians on-base percentage sits at .324, which puts them at 8th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .389. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.63 hits per game and Jason Kipnis leads the team with 132.
With a 52-64 overall record, Boston will come into this game 29-28 at home. With an earned run average of 5.64, Matt Barnes will come into this game holding a 3-2 record and a 1.88 WHIP. In his starts, the Red Sox are 0-0 and he has allowed 34 hits over 22.1 innings pitched this season. The bullpen has given up 387 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.29. Teams are hitting .263 against the Red Sox bullpen while being struck out 330 times and walking 131 times this season. As a team, Boston has allowed 9.43 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.58 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63.
They are batting .263 as a team, which is good for 6th in the league and hitting .291 at home. The Red Sox on-base percentage sits at .325, which puts them at 6th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .406. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.11 hits per game and Xander Bogaerts leads the team with 136.
In terms of team defense, the Indians have a fielding percentage of .986 with 61 total errors, 1,101 assists and 3,086 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 66 errors, accumulating 1152 assists and compiling 3,088 put outs.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 55-59 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 51-64 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 59-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 51-65 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/15/15 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder expected to miss Sunday vs. Minnesota Twins
08/08/15 P Cody Anderson Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
08/04/15 2B Jason Kipnis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/7), out for season
04/05/15 P Gavin Floyd Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Boston Red Sox
08/16/15 3B Pablo Sandoval Elbow is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Seattle Mariners
08/16/15 RF Rusney Castillo Foot is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Seattle Mariners
08/16/15 LF Hanley Ramirez Foot is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Seattle Mariners
08/15/15 P Steven Wright Concussion 7-day DL (8/15)
08/11/15 P Koji Uehara Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/8), out for season
08/02/15 P Rick Porcello Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/30)
07/25/15 2B Dustin Pedroia Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/23)
07/11/15 P Clay Buchholz Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/11)
05/29/15 P Brandon Workman Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/3)
05/28/15 P Anthony Varvaro Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
05/13/15 P Justin Masterson Arm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/13)
04/04/15 C Christian Vazquez Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/30), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox
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