Thursday, September 24, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Cody Anderson (5-3) vs. Kyle Gibson (10-10)
The Minnesota Twins host the Cleveland Indians at Target Field on Thursday. Cody Anderson is the probable starter for the Indians and he'll face Kyle Gibson of the Twins. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +116 and Minnesota at -126. The over/under was set at 8. The Indians have a 74-73 over/under record and a 72-77 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Twins are 88-62 against the run line and have a 68-70 over/under record. They cover the spread 59% of the time.
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The Indians head into this matchup with a 74-75 record, including 39-37 on the road. Cody Anderson has a 5-3 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.48 and a 1.09 WHIP. He's pitched 77.2 innings thus far while surrendering 65 hits over that time and when he starts, the Indians are 8-5. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-6. He is getting 4.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.25 and they've given up 396 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 409 and walked 141 batters this season while opposing teams hit .245 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.11 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.91 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.77, they are 10th in the league.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .257, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .240 average away from home. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .326 and they hold a .398 team slugging percentage. With 164 hits, Michael Brantley leads the team while his team ranks 11th in hits per game with 8.7.
With a 45-31 home record, Minnesota will hope to improve on their 77-73 overall mark. Kyle Gibson has a record of 10-10 while sporting an earned run average of 3.73 on the year with a 1.27 WHIP. He's pitched 186 innings thus far while surrendering 175 hits over that time in which the Twins are 15-15. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-17. He is getting 3.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.02 and they have given up 461 hits on the season. The Twins bullpen has struck out 357 batters and walked 149 this season while opposing teams have hit .251 against them. Minnesota has a team average of 9.43 hits per game and are averaging 6.44 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.11, they are 20th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .265 average at home. Ranked at 27th in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .306 and they hold a .402 team slugging percentage. With 146 hits, Joe Mauer leads the team while his team ranks 23rd in hits per game with 8.4.
The Indians have committed 75 errors and have combined for 1,417 assists and 3,980 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Twins have accumulated 78 errors while having 1,521 assists and 4,011 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 74-73 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 72-77 against the run line so far this season
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 68-70 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 88-62 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/22/15 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota Twins
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 Indians
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