Saturday, September 5, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Salazar (12-7) vs. Alfredo Simon (11-9)
The Detroit Tigers welcome the Cleveland Indians to Comerica Park on Saturday. The probable starters are Danny Salazar for the Indians and Alfredo Simon for the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -153 and Detroit at +143. The over/under was set at 8. The Indians have a 64-67 over/under record and a 62-70 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Tigers have a 72-56 over/under record and a 61-72 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 46% of the time.
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The Indians come into this game with a 64-68 record, and they are 35-34 away from home. Danny Salazar has an earned run average of 3.27 and is 12-7 so far on the season while having a 1.08 WHIP. In his starts, the Indians are 15-9 over his 151.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 121 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-12. The team is averaging 4.4 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.21 and they have given up 343 base hits on the year. 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.
Cleveland is batting .255 as a team, which is good for 12th in the league and hitting .240 away from home. The Indians hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 8th in baseball. Michael Brantley leads the team in hits with 148 while the team ranks 14th in baseball with 8.64 hits per game.
With a 61-72 overall record, Detroit will come into this game 30-35 at home. Alfredo Simon is starting this game 11-9 for the season with an earned run average of 5.09 and a WHIP of 1.44. In his starts, the Tigers are 14-11 and he has allowed 156 hits over 146.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 14-10. The team is averaging 4.7 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 434 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .277 against the Tigers bullpen while walking 160 times and striking out 330 times. Detroit is averaging 6.97 strikeouts per game while getting 9.47 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74.
They are batting .272 as a team, which is good for 2nd in the league and hitting .279 at home. The Tigers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 2nd in baseball. Ian Kinsler leads the team in hits with 159 while the team ranks 1st in baseball with 9.46 hits a game.
Cleveland has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 69 errors with 1,249 assists and 3,530 put outs for the season. The Tigers have committed 68 errors on the season with 1,314 assists and 3,565 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 72-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 61-72 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/04/15 P Corey Kluber Hamstring expected to miss 1-2 starts
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
09/04/15 SS Jose Iglesias Finger doubtful for series vs Cleveland Indians
09/03/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder expected to start Friday vs. Cleveland Indians
08/20/15 P Daniel Norris Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
08/20/15 P Anibal Sanchez Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
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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