Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer (9-9) vs. Eduardo Rodriguez (6-5)
The Boston Red Sox host the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park on Tuesday. Trevor Bauer is the probable starter for the Indians and he'll face Eduardo Rodriguez of the Red Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +116 and Boston at -126. The over/under was set at 9. The Indians have a 55-60 over/under record and a 51-65 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Red Sox have a 60-52 over/under record and a 51-66 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 44% of the time.
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The Indians come into this game with a 54-62 record, and they are 30-28 away from home. Trevor Bauer has a 9-9 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.35 and a 1.27 WHIP. He's pitched 140.2 innings thus far while surrendering 121 hits over that time and when he starts, the Indians are 10-13. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-14. The team is averaging 4.2 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.26 and they have given up 294 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen while being struck out 320 times and walking 113 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.13 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.96 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83.
Cleveland is batting .254 as a team, which is good for 14th in the league and hitting .241 away from home. The Indians hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.6 hits per game and Jason Kipnis leads the team with 132.
With a 52-65 overall record, Boston will come into this game 29-29 at home. Eduardo Rodriguez has a record of 6-5 while sporting an earned run average of 4.83 on the year with a 1.29 WHIP. He's pitched 78.1 innings thus far while surrendering 74 hits over that time in which the Red Sox are 8-6. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-5. The team is averaging 4.9 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 395 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Red Sox bullpen while being struck out 334 times and walking 134 times this season. As a team, Boston has allowed 9.47 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.61 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.67.
They are batting .263 as a team, which is good for 6th in the league and hitting .291 at home. The Red Sox hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.15 hits per game and Xander Bogaerts leads the team with 138.
Cleveland has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 61 errors with 1,110 assists and 3,110 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 68 errors, accumulating 1166 assists and compiling 3,124 put outs.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 55-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 51-65 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 60-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 51-66 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/16/15 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder "?" Monday vs. Boston Red Sox
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
08/17/15 LF Hanley Ramirez Foot is not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Cleveland Indians
08/16/15 3B Pablo Sandoval Elbow "?" Monday vs. Cleveland Indians
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
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox
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