Monday, June 15, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer (5-3) vs. Jake Arrieta (6-4)
The Cleveland Indians head to Wrigley Field on Monday to take on the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Trevor Bauer for the Indians and Jake Arrieta for the Cubs. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +130 and Chicago at -140. The over/under was set at 8. The Indians have a 29-31 over/under record and a 28-33 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Cubs have a 26-29 over/under record and a 25-35 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 42% of the time.
The Indians come into this game with a 29-32 record, and they are 17-14 away from home. Trevor Bauer has an earned run average of 3.53 and is 5-3 so far on the season while having a 1.24 WHIP. In his starts, the Indians are 6-6 over his 74 innings pitched this season while giving up 58 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Indians are 4-7 in his starts. The team is averaging 4.1 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.43 and they've given up 171 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .240 against the Indians bullpen while walking 70 times and striking out 186 times. Cleveland is averaging 9.68 strikeouts per game while getting 8.68 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 18th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.98.
Cleveland is batting .254 as a team, which is good for 12th in the league and hitting .246 away from home. Ranked at 5th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .329 and they hold a .399 team slugging percentage. Jason Kipnis leads the team in hits with 81 while the team ranks 15th in baseball with 8.59 hits per game.
With a 33-27 overall record, Chicago will come into this game 17-12 at home. Jake Arrieta is starting this game 6-4 for the season with an earned run average of 3.16 and a WHIP of 1.12. In his starts, the Cubs are 7-5 and he has allowed 71 hits over 77 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Cubs are 3-6 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.39 and they have given up 161 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .229 against the Cubs bullpen while walking 69 times and striking out 176 times. Chicago is averaging 8.81 strikeouts per game while getting 8.41 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.65.
They are batting .245 as a team, which is good for 22nd in the league and hitting .243 at home. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cubs sit at .321 and they hold a .392 team slugging percentage. Anthony Rizzo leads the team in hits with 69 while the team ranks 20th in baseball with 8.38 hits a game.
The Indians have committed 37 errors and have combined for 557 assists and 1,621 put outs leading to a .983 team fielding percentage. The Cubs have committed 49 errors on the season with 610 assists and 1,628 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .979 on the year.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 29-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 28-33 against the run line so far this season
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 26-29 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 25-35 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
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)
06/03/15 RF Jorge Soler Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/2)
04/17/15 3B Mike Olt Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/15)
04/17/15 P Neil Ramirez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/16)
04/15/15 2B Tommy La Stella Ribs Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/9)
04/06/15 P Jacob Turner Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians
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