Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers Free MLB Picks & Odds 6-13-2015
by Guy Bruhn - 6/12/2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco (7-5) vs. Justin Verlander (0-0)
The Cleveland Indians take on the Detroit Tigers on Saturday at Comerica Park. The Indians send Carlos Carrasco to the mound to face Justin Verlander of the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +122 and Detroit at -132. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Indians, with a 28-31 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 28-30 over/under record. The Tigers are 28-32 against the run line and have a 27-31 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Indians head into this matchup with a 28-31 record, including 16-13 on the road. Carlos Carrasco has a 7-5 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.35 and a 1.23 WHIP. He's pitched 68.1 innings thus far while surrendering 67 hits over that time and when he starts, the Indians are 7-5. Against the over/under, the Indians are 7-5 in his starts. The team is averaging 5.2 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.16 and they've given up 158 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen while being struck out 179 times and walking 67 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.68 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97.
Cleveland is batting .255 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 .330 and they hold a .401 team slugging percentage. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.63 hits per game and Jason Kipnis leads the team with 79.
With a 15-16 home record, Detroit will hope to improve on their 31-29 overall mark. Justin Verlander will be making his first start of the season for the Detroit Tigers. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.19 and they have given up 149 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .237 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 125 times and walking 54 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 8.56 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.67 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86.
They are batting .274 as a team, which is good for 2nd in the league and hitting .280 at home. Ranked at 2nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Tigers sit at .335 and they hold a .410 team slugging percentage. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.37 hits per game and Miguel Cabrera leads the team with 69.
The Indians have committed 36 errors and have combined for 542 assists and 1,570 put outs leading to a .983 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .987 team fielding percentage while committing 29 errors, accumulating 589 assists and compiling 1,602 put outs.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 28-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 28-31 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 27-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 28-32 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
06/10/15 P Justin Verlander Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/29); expected to start Saturday vs. Cleveland Indians
05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
05/19/15 DH Victor Martinez Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/19)
05/09/15 C Alex Avila Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/7)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
04/04/15 P Bruce Rondon Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/1)
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians
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