Wednesday, August 5, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Salazar (9-6) vs. Hector Santiago (7-5)
The Cleveland Indians take on the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday at Angel Stadium. The probable starters are Danny Salazar for the Indians and Hector Santiago for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -101 and Los Angeles at -109. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians have a 50-54 over/under record and a 46-59 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Angels have a 49-52 over/under record and a 51-54 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 45% of the time.
The Indians head into this matchup with a 48-57 record, including 28-25 on the road. Danny Salazar has a 9-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.47 and a 1.08 WHIP. The Indians are 12-7 over his 119.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 96 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-9. The team is averaging 4.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.19 and they've given up 268 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .242 against the Indians bullpen while walking 103 times and striking out 289 times. Cleveland is averaging 9.01 strikeouts per game while getting 8.37 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 15th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.88.
Cleveland is batting .249 as a team, which is good for 23rd in the league and hitting .243 away from home. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .320 and they hold a .382 team slugging percentage. Jason Kipnis leads the team in hits with 132 while the team ranks 22nd in baseball with 8.32 hits per game.
With a 33-21 home record, Los Angeles will hope to improve on their 56-49 overall mark. Hector Santiago has a record of 7-5 while sporting an earned run average of 2.70 on the year with a 1.18 WHIP. The Angels have a record of 11-9 over the 123.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 107 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-9. The team is averaging 5.2 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.56 and they have given up 265 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .240 against the Angels bullpen while walking 91 times and striking out 265 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 14th in the league and hitting .258 at home. Ranked at 5th in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .327 and they hold a .426 team slugging percentage. Mike Trout leads the team in hits with 116 while the team ranks 20th in baseball with 8.35 hits a game.
The Indians have committed 57 errors and have combined for 1,000 assists and 2,790 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. The Angels have committed 56 errors on the season with 943 assists and 2,792 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 50-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 46-59 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 49-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 51-54 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/04/15 2B Jason Kipnis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
08/04/15 3B Lonnie Chisenhall Neck injured last game, "?" Tuesday 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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