Sunday, August 16, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco (11-8) vs. Tommy Milone (5-3)
The Cleveland Indians visit Target Field on Sunday to play the Minnesota Twins. Carlos Carrasco is the probable starter for the Indians and he'll face Tommy Milone of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -138 and Minnesota at +128. The over/under was set at 8. The Indians, with a 51-63 run line record, cover the spread 45% of the time. They also have a 55-58 over/under record. The Twins have a 54-53 over/under record and a 65-50 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 54-60 record, including 30-26 on the road. Carlos Carrasco has a 11-8 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.68 and a 1.05 WHIP. In his starts, the Indians are 14-9 over his 144.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 124 hits during those innings. The Indians are also 15-8 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.17 and they have given up 290 base hits on the year. 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 8.13 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.99 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.82, they are 15th in the league.
Cleveland is batting .256 as a team, which is good for 10th in the league and hitting .244 away from home. The Indians hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 6th in baseball. With 132 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 12th in hits per game with 8.68.
With a 36-24 home record, Minnesota will hope to improve on their 57-58 overall mark. Tommy Milone has a record of 5-3 while sporting an earned run average of 3.76 on the year with a 1.28 WHIP. In his starts, the Twins are 6-8 and he has allowed 81 hits over 81.1 innings pitched this season. The Twins are also 7-5 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.7 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 349 base hits on the year. The Twins bullpen has struck out 253 batters and walked 111 this season while opposing teams have hit .255 against them. Minnesota has a team average of 9.65 hits per game and are averaging 6.13 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.25, they are 25th in the league.
They are batting .247 as a team, which is good for 23rd in the league and hitting .272 at home. The Twins hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301 which is good for 29th in baseball. With 113 hits, Joe Mauer leads the team while his team ranks 24th in hits per game with 8.25.
Cleveland has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 60 errors with 1,090 assists and 3,062 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Twins have accumlated 62 errors while having 1168 assists and 3,050 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 55-58 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 51-63 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 54-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 65-50 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/15/15 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder expected to miss Saturday & Sunday vs. Minnesota Twins
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 Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/9)
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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