Friday, September 4, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber (8-13) vs. Kyle Lobstein (3-5)
The Cleveland Indians take on the Detroit Tigers on Friday at Comerica Park. The Indians send Corey Kluber to the mound to face Kyle Lobstein of the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -170 and Detroit at +145. The over/under was set at 8. The Indians, with a 62-70 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 64-67 over/under record. The Tigers have a 71-56 over/under record and a 61-71 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 46% of the time.
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The Indians show up with a 64-68 record, including 35-34 on the road. Corey Kluber has an earned run average of 3.41 and is 8-13 so far on the season while having a 1.03 WHIP. He's pitched 200.1 innings thus far while surrendering 169 hits over that time and when he starts, the Indians are 10-18. The Indians are also 13-15 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 343 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.21. Opposing teams are hitting .242 against the Indians bullpen while walking 125 times and striking out 359 times. Cleveland is averaging 8.97 strikeouts per game while getting 8.12 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 13th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.79.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .255, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .240 average away from home. The Indians on-base percentage sits at .324, which puts them at 8th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .393. Michael Brantley leads the team in hits with 148 while the team ranks 14th in baseball with 8.64 hits per game.
Detroit is 30-35 at home while holding a 61-71 overall record on the season. Kyle Lobstein is starting this game 3-5 for the season with an earned run average of 4.34 and a WHIP of 1.45. He's pitched 47.2 innings thus far while surrendering 53 hits over that time in which the Tigers are 4-6. The Tigers are also 5-5 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 5.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 421 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.64. Opposing teams are hitting .274 against the Tigers bullpen while walking 157 times and striking out 327 times. Detroit is averaging 6.99 strikeouts per game while getting 9.38 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.66.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .279 average at home. The Tigers on-base percentage sits at .328, which puts them at 2nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .427. Ian Kinsler leads the team in hits with 159 while the team ranks 1st in baseball with 9.42 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Indians have a fielding percentage of .986 with 69 total errors, 1,249 assists and 3,530 put outs. The Tigers have committed 68 errors on the season with 1,299 assists and 3,541 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 64-67 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 62-70 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 71-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 61-71 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/26/15 P Carlos Carrasco Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/22)
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/7), out for season
08/20/15 P Anibal Sanchez Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
08/20/15 P Daniel Norris Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/23)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians
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