Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Shaun Marcum (3-1) vs. Tsuyoshi Wada (0-1)
The Cleveland Indians take on the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday at Wrigley Field. Shaun Marcum is the probable starter for the Indians and he'll face Tsuyoshi Wada of the Cubs. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +120 and Chicago at -140. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians have a 30-31 over/under record and a 28-34 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Cubs have a 26-30 over/under record and a 25-36 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 41% of the time.
The Indians come into this game with a 29-33 record, and they are 17-15 away from home. Shaun Marcum has an earned run average of 4.09 and is 3-1 so far on the season while having a 1.09 WHIP. In his starts, the Indians are 3-2 over his 33 innings pitched this season while giving up 26 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-4. The team is averaging 4.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.43 and they've given up 171 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen while being struck out 186 times and walking 70 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.72 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.62 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05.
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 .398 team slugging percentage. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.58 hits per game and Jason Kipnis leads the team with 83.
With a 34-27 overall record, Chicago will come into this game 18-12 at home. Tsuyoshi Wada is starting this game 0-1 for the season with an earned run average of 4.84 and a WHIP of 1.43. In his starts, the Cubs are 3-2 and he has allowed 23 hits over 22.1 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-3. The team is averaging 3.4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.32 and they have given up 163 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .227 against the Cubs bullpen while being struck out 179 times and walking 73 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.36 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.75 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.59.
They are batting .245 as a team, which is good for 21st in the league and hitting .242 at home. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cubs sit at .320 and they hold a .391 team slugging percentage. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.39 hits per game and Anthony Rizzo leads the team with 69.
The Indians have committed 37 errors and have combined for 564 assists and 1,645 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .979 team fielding percentage while committing 49 errors, accumulating 619 assists and compiling 1,661 put outs.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 30-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 28-34 against the run line so far this season
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 26-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 25-36 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)
06/03/15 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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