Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco (11-8) vs. Matt Shoemaker (5-7)
The Cleveland Indians take on the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday at Angel Stadium. The Indians send Carlos Carrasco to the mound to face Matt Shoemaker of the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -115 and Los Angeles at +105. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians have a 49-54 over/under record and a 45-59 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Angels are 51-53 against the run line and have a 48-52 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
The Indians head into this matchup with a 48-56 record, including 28-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco holds a 11-8 record with an earned run average of 4.03 and a WHIP of 1.15. He's pitched 127.1 innings thus far while surrendering 119 hits over that time and when he starts, the Indians are 12-9. The Indians are also 14-7 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 267 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.22. Opposing teams are hitting .243 against the Indians bullpen while walking 102 times and striking out 288 times. Cleveland is averaging 9.04 strikeouts per game while getting 8.34 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 15th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.87.
Cleveland is batting .249 as a team, which is good for 21st in the league and hitting .243 away from home. The Indians on-base percentage sits at .320, which puts them at 10th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .383. Jason Kipnis leads the team in hits with 132 while the team ranks 23rd in baseball with 8.34 hits per game.
With a 32-21 home record, Los Angeles will hope to improve on their 55-49 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.24, Matt Shoemaker will come into this game holding a 5-7 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He's pitched 104 innings thus far while surrendering 102 hits over that time in which the Angels are 9-9. The Angels are also 8-8 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 262 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.58. Opposing teams are hitting .239 against the Angels bullpen while walking 91 times and striking out 262 times. Los Angeles is averaging 8.74 strikeouts per game while getting 8.11 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.32.
They are batting .253 as a team, which is good for 13th in the league and hitting .258 at home. The Angels on-base percentage sits at .327, which puts them at 5th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .426. Mike Trout leads the team in hits with 116 while the team ranks 21st in baseball with 8.35 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Indians have a fielding percentage of .985 with 57 total errors, 992 assists and 2,766 put outs. The Angels have committed 56 errors on the season with 934 assists and 2,765 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 49-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 45-59 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 48-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 51-53 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 Indians
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