Sunday, June 14, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber (3-7) vs. Alfredo Simon (6-3)
The Detroit Tigers host the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on Sunday. The probable starters are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Alfredo Simon for the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -122 and Detroit at +112. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians have a 28-31 over/under record and a 28-32 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Tigers are 29-32 against the run line and have a 27-32 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Indians head into this matchup with a 28-32 record, including 16-14 on the road. Corey Kluber has a 3-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.53 and a 1.16 WHIP. The Indians are 3-10 over his 91.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 89 hits over that time period. The Indians are also 5-8 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 2.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.20 and they've given up 160 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen while being struck out 179 times and walking 68 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.62 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.64 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .255, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .246 average 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. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.6 hits per game and Jason Kipnis leads the team with 80.
With a 16-16 home record, Detroit will hope to improve on their 32-29 overall mark. Alfredo Simon has a record of 6-3 while sporting an earned run average of 2.76 on the year with a 1.19 WHIP. The Tigers have a record of 7-4 over the 71.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 62 hits. The Tigers are also 4-6 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. 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 8.54 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.7 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.80.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .280 average at Safeco Field. Ranked at 2nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Tigers sit at .335 and they hold a .411 team slugging percentage. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.36 hits per game and Miguel Cabrera leads the team with 71.
The Indians have committed 36 errors and have combined for 552 assists and 1,594 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .988 team fielding percentage while committing 28 errors, accumulating 600 assists and compiling 1,629 put outs.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 28-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 28-32 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 27-32 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 29-32 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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