Tuesday, July 21, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Salazar (8-4) vs. Matt Garza (4-10)
The Cleveland Indians take on the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday at Miller Park. The probable starters are Danny Salazar for the Indians and Matt Garza for the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -128 and Milwaukee at +118. The over/under was set at 8. The Indians, with a 41-50 run line record, cover the spread 45% of the time. They also have a 43-47 over/under record. The Brewers are 45-48 against the run line and have a 46-42 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Indians show up with a 44-47 record, including 25-21 on the road. Danny Salazar has an earned run average of 3.74 and is 8-4 so far on the season while having a 1.15 WHIP. The Indians are 11-5 over his 98.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 87 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-7. He is getting 5.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 228 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 264 and walked 98 batters this season while opposing teams hit .233 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.32 hits allowed per game and are averaging 9.25 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.81, they are 15th in the league.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .249, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .243 average away from home. The Indians hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 8th in baseball. With 117 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 22nd in hits per game with 8.33.
Milwaukee is 19-28 at home while holding a 41-52 overall record on the season. Matt Garza is starting this game 4-10 for the season with an earned run average of 5.55 and a WHIP of 1.55. The Brewers have a record of 6-10 over the 99 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 120 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-5. He is getting 3.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.24 and they have given up 244 base hits on the year. The Brewers bullpen has struck out 285 batters and walked 100 this season while opposing teams have hit .230 against them. Milwaukee has a team average of 8.98 hits per game and are averaging 7.82 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.14, they are 24th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .242 average at home. The Brewers hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 23rd in baseball. With 90 hits, Gerardo Parra leads the team while his team ranks 14th in hits per game with 8.54.
Cleveland has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 49 errors with 851 assists and 2,419 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Brewers have accumlated 73 errors while having 960 assists and 2,486 put outs leading to a .979 fielding percentage.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 43-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 41-50 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 46-42 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 45-48 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/7)
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)
07/07/15 P Matt Garza Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/3), expected to be activated & start Tuesday vs. Cleveland Indians
06/04/15 P Brandon Kintzler Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/26)
05/24/15 P Wily Peralta Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers
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