Saturday, August 15, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Josh Tomlin (0-0) vs. Tyler Duffey (0-1)
The Cleveland Indians take on the Minnesota Twins on Saturday at Target Field. The Indians send Josh Tomlin to the mound to face Tyler Duffey of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -112 and Minnesota at +102. The over/under was set at 9. The Indians have a 55-57 over/under record and a 50-63 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Twins have a 54-52 over/under record and a 65-49 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 57% of the time.
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The Indians head into this matchup with a 53-60 record, including 29-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin is making his debut for the Indians in this ballgame. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.17 and they've given up 290 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 319 and walked 112 batters this season while opposing teams hit .238 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.19 hits allowed per game and are averaging 9 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.84, they are 15th in the league.
Cleveland ranks 11th in the league in team batting average at .255 while hitting .241 on the road. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .324 and they hold a .389 team slugging percentage. With 132 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 14th in hits per game with 8.63.
With a 36-23 home record, Minnesota will hope to improve on their 57-57 overall mark. With an earned run average of 27.00, Tyler Duffey will come into this game holding a 0-1 record and a 3.50 WHIP. The Twins have a record of 0-1 over the 2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 5 hits. Against the over/under, the Twins are 1-0 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.10 and they have given up 340 hits on the season. The Twins bullpen has struck out 250 batters and walked 110 this season while opposing teams have hit .253 against them. Minnesota has a team average of 9.61 hits per game and are averaging 6.14 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.23, they are 25th in the league.
They rank 22nd in the league in team batting average with a .249 average while hitting .275 at home. Ranked at 26th in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .303 and they hold a .399 team slugging percentage. With 112 hits, Joe Mauer leads the team while his team ranks 22nd in hits per game with 8.32.
The Indians have committed 60 errors and have combined for 1,078 assists and 3,035 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Twins have accumlated 62 errors while having 1158 assists and 3,023 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 55-57 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 50-63 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
08/14/15 P Josh Tomlin Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/29); expected to be activated and start Saturday vs. Minnesota Twins
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
04/05/15 P Gavin Floyd Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
08/14/15 P Blaine Boyer Undisclosed Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
08/14/15 P Tommy Milone Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/1); expected to be activated and start Sunday
08/13/15 P Phil Hughes Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
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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