Sunday, September 6, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Cody Anderson (2-3) vs. Justin Verlander (3-6)
The Cleveland Indians take on the Detroit Tigers on Sunday at Comerica Park. Cody Anderson is the probable starter for the Indians and he'll face Justin Verlander of the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +133 and Detroit at -143. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians have a 65-67 over/under record and a 63-70 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Tigers are 61-73 against the run line and have a 73-56 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Indians head into this matchup with a 65-68 record, including 36-34 on the road. Cody Anderson has an earned run average of 4.17 and is 2-3 so far on the season while having a 1.08 WHIP. The Indians are 5-5 over his 58.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 51 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Indians are 5-5 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.21 and they've given up 343 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 359 and walked 125 batters this season while opposing teams hit .242 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.08 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.95 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.77, they are 12th in the league.
Cleveland ranks 12th in the league in team batting average at .256 while hitting .241 on the road. Ranked at 5th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .325 and they hold a .394 team slugging percentage. With 150 hits, Michael Brantley leads the team while his team ranks 15th in hits per game with 8.65.
With a 30-36 home record, Detroit will hope to improve on their 61-73 overall mark. Justin Verlander is starting this game 3-6 for the season with an earned run average of 3.40 and a WHIP of 1.08. The Tigers have a record of 4-10 over the 92.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 79 hits. Against the over/under, the Tigers are 8-6 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 3.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.75 and they have given up 437 hits on the season. The Tigers bullpen has struck out 332 batters and walked 162 this season while opposing teams have hit .276 against them. Detroit has a team average of 9.48 hits per game and are averaging 6.95 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.77, they are 28th in the league.
They rank 2nd in the league in team batting average with a .271 average while hitting .277 at home. Ranked at 2nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Tigers sit at .327 and they hold a .426 team slugging percentage. With 161 hits, Ian Kinsler leads the team while his team ranks 1st in hits per game with 9.42.
The Indians have committed 69 errors and have combined for 1,254 assists and 3,557 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Tigers have accumulated 68 errors while having 1,325 assists and 3,592 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 65-67 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 63-70 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 73-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 61-73 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 out indefinitely
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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