Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber (8-14) vs. Phil Hughes (10-9)
The Cleveland Indians take on the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday at Target Field. Corey Kluber is the probable starter for the Indians and he'll face Phil Hughes of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -128 and Minnesota at +118. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians, with a 72-76 run line record, cover the spread 49% of the time. They also have a 74-72 over/under record. The Twins have a 68-69 over/under record and a 87-62 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 58% of the time.
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The Indians come into this game with a 74-74 record, and they are 39-36 away from home. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber holds a 8-14 record with an earned run average of 3.44 and a WHIP of 1.04. The Indians are 10-19 over his 204.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 174 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Indians are 14-15 in his starts. The team is averaging 3.4 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 393 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.26. The bullpen has struck out 407 and walked 140 batters this season while opposing teams hit .244 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.11 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.93 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.77, they are 10th in the league.
Cleveland is batting .258 as a team, which is good for 10th in the league and hitting .241 away from home. The Indians on-base percentage sits at .327, which puts them at 6th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .399. With 164 hits, Michael Brantley leads the team while his team ranks 9th in hits per game with 8.72.
With a 76-73 overall record, Minnesota will come into this game 44-31 at home. With an earned run average of 4.58, Phil Hughes will come into this game holding a 10-9 record and a 1.31 WHIP. The Twins have a record of 12-12 over the 149.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 179 hits. Against the over/under, the Twins are 12-10 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 460 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.04. The Twins bullpen has struck out 355 batters and walked 149 this season while opposing teams have hit .252 against them. Minnesota has a team average of 9.45 hits per game and are averaging 6.42 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.13, they are 21st in the league.
They are batting .248 as a team, which is good for 24th in the league and hitting .266 at home. The Twins on-base percentage sits at .306, which puts them at 27th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .402. With 146 hits, Joe Mauer leads the team while his team ranks 23rd in hits per game with 8.4.
In terms of team defense, the Indians have a fielding percentage of .986 with 75 total errors, 1,411 assists and 3,956 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Twins have accumulated 77 errors while having 1,507 assists and 3,984 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 74-72 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 72-76 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 68-69 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 87-62 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/06/15 P T.J. House Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/1)
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/7), out for season
09/20/15 P Phil Hughes Back is upgraded to expected to start Wednesday vs Cleveland Indians
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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