Monday, August 3, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber (6-11) vs. Garrett Richards (10-8)
The Cleveland Indians head to Angel Stadium on Monday to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The Indians send Corey Kluber to the mound to face Garrett Richards of the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +115 and Los Angeles at -125. The over/under was set at 7. The Indians have a 49-53 over/under record and a 44-59 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Angels have a 47-52 over/under record and a 51-52 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 44% of the time.
The Indians come into this game with a 48-55 record, and they are 28-23 away from home. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber holds a 6-11 record with an earned run average of 3.44 and a WHIP of 1.10. He's pitched 157 innings thus far while surrendering 140 hits over that time and when he starts, the Indians are 7-15. The Indians are also 9-13 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.22 and they've given up 264 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 285 and walked 102 batters this season while opposing teams hit .243 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.36 hits allowed per game and are averaging 9.05 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.89, they are 16th in the league.
Cleveland ranks 21st in the league in team batting average at .249 while hitting .245 on the road. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .320 and they hold a .385 team slugging percentage. With 132 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 21st in hits per game with 8.36.
With a 55-48 overall record, Los Angeles will come into this game 32-21 at home. With an earned run average of 3.38, Garrett Richards will come into this game holding a 10-8 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He's pitched 122.2 innings thus far while surrendering 105 hits over that time in which the Angels are 11-8. The Angels are also 10-9 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.56 and they have given up 256 hits on the season. The Angels bullpen has struck out 255 batters and walked 88 this season while opposing teams have hit .239 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.13 hits per game and are averaging 8.79 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.34, they are 4th in the league.
They rank 13th in the league in team batting average with a .253 average while hitting .258 at home. Ranked at 5th in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .327 and they hold a .425 team slugging percentage. With 116 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 23rd in hits per game with 8.35.
The Indians have committed 57 errors and have combined for 987 assists and 2,737 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Angels have accumlated 56 errors while having 924 assists and 2,737 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 49-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 44-59 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 47-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 51-52 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/02/15 2B Jason Kipnis Shoulder "?" Monday vs. Los Angeles Angels
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/7), out for season
06/14/15 1B Nick Swisher Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/13)
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)
Los Angeles Angels
07/31/15 P C.J. Wilson Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29); out for season
07/28/15 LF Matt Joyce Concussion 7-day DL (7/27)
07/22/15 3B David Freese Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/22)
06/21/15 P Jered Weaver Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/21)
05/28/15 RF Collin Cowgill Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/27)
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels
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