Friday, August 14, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber (7-12) vs. Trevor May (8-7)
The Cleveland Indians visit Target Field on Friday to play the Minnesota Twins. The Indians send Corey Kluber to the mound to face Trevor May of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -138 and Minnesota at +128. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians have a 54-57 over/under record and a 50-62 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Twins are 65-49 against the run line and have a 54-52 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
The Indians come into this game with a 53-59 record, and they are 29-26 away from home. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber holds a 7-12 record with an earned run average of 3.46 and a WHIP of 1.08. In his starts, the Indians are 8-16 over his 171.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 153 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-13. His teammates are averaging 3.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.17 and they have given up 290 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .238 against the Indians bullpen while walking 112 times and striking out 319 times. Cleveland is averaging 9.03 strikeouts per game while getting 8.18 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 15th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.81.
Cleveland ranks 14th in the league in team batting average at .254 while hitting .241 on the road. The Indians hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 7th in baseball. Jason Kipnis leads the team in hits with 132 while the team ranks 13th in baseball with 8.6 hits per game.
With a 57-57 overall record, Minnesota will come into this game 36-23 at home. With an earned run average of 4.09, Trevor May will come into this game holding a 8-7 record and a 1.35 WHIP. In his starts, the Twins are 6-9 and he has allowed 108 hits over 94.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-7. His teammates score an average of 3.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 340 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .253 against the Twins bullpen while walking 110 times and striking out 250 times. Minnesota is averaging 6.18 strikeouts per game while getting 9.6 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22.
They rank 21st in the league in team batting average with a .249 average while hitting .276 at home. The Twins hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303 which is good for 26th in baseball. Joe Mauer leads the team in hits with 110 while the team ranks 23rd in baseball with 8.33 hits a game.
Cleveland has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 58 errors with 1,070 assists and 3,008 put outs for the season. The Twins have committed 61 errors on the season with 1146 assists and 2,996 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 54-57 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 50-62 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 54-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 65-49 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/13/15 RF Ryan Raburn Personal out indefinitely
08/08/15 P Cody Anderson Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
08/04/15 2B Jason Kipnis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/7), out for season
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)
08/13/15 P Phil Hughes Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
08/02/15 P Tommy Milone Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/1)
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins
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