Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber (8-12) vs. Joe Kelly (5-6)
The Cleveland Indians head to Fenway Park on Wednesday to take on the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Joe Kelly for the Red Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -130 and Boston at +120. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Indians have a 56-60 over/under record and a 52-65 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Red Sox are 51-67 against the run line and have a 61-52 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
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The Indians come into this game with a 55-62 record, and they are 31-28 away from home. Corey Kluber has a 8-12 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.34 and a 1.04 WHIP. In his starts, the Indians are 9-16 over his 180.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 154 hits during those innings. The Indians are also 11-14 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.27 and they've given up 296 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen while being struck out 320 times and walking 115 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.12 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.93 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .254, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .242 average away from home. Ranked at 8th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .323 and they hold a .389 team slugging percentage. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.62 hits per game and Jason Kipnis leads the team with 132.
With a 52-66 overall record, Boston will come into this game 29-30 at home. Joe Kelly has a record of 5-6 while sporting an earned run average of 5.69 on the year with a 1.52 WHIP. In his starts, the Red Sox are 8-11 and he has allowed 114 hits over 99.2 innings pitched this season. The Red Sox are also 10-8 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 5.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.30 and they have given up 399 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .264 against the Red Sox bullpen while being struck out 338 times and walking 134 times this season. As a team, Boston has allowed 9.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.64 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.70.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .290 average at home. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Red Sox sit at .325 and they hold a .407 team slugging percentage. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.12 hits per game and Xander Bogaerts leads the team with 138.
The Indians have committed 61 errors and have combined for 1,121 assists and 3,137 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 69 errors, accumulating 1172 assists and compiling 3,151 put outs.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 56-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 52-65 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 61-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 51-67 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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
08/15/15 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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