Thursday, August 20, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Josh Tomlin (0-1) vs. Ivan Nova (5-4)
The Cleveland Indians visit Yankee Stadium on Thursday to play the New York Yankees. Josh Tomlin is the probable starter for the Indians and he'll face Ivan Nova of the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +151 and New York at -161. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Indians have a 57-60 over/under record and a 52-66 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Yankees have a 58-57 over/under record and a 62-57 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 52% of the time.
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The Indians head into this matchup with a 55-63 record, including 31-29 on the road. Josh Tomlin has an earned run average of 2.84 and is 0-1 so far on the season while having a 0.79 WHIP. The Indians are 0-1 over his 6.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 5 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 0-1. The team is averaging 1 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.31 and they've given up 306 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen while being struck out 321 times and walking 117 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.19 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.87 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86.
Cleveland is batting .254 as a team, which is good for 14th in the league and hitting .241 away from home. Ranked at 8th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .323 and they hold a .388 team slugging percentage. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.59 hits per game and Jason Kipnis leads the team with 132.
With a 35-21 home record, New York will hope to improve on their 67-52 overall mark. Ivan Nova is starting this game 5-4 for the season with an earned run average of 3.57 and a WHIP of 1.21. The Yankees have a record of 5-4 over the 53 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 47 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-6. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.23 and they have given up 306 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .213 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 434 times and walking 143 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.64 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.39 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89.
They are batting .255 as a team, which is good for 13th in the league and hitting .265 at home. Ranked at 7th in the league in on-base percentage, the Yankees sit at .324 and they hold a .430 team slugging percentage. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.81 hits per game and Brett Gardner leads the team with 119.
The Indians have committed 62 errors and have combined for 1,137 assists and 3,161 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 73 errors, accumulating 1162 assists and compiling 3,194 put outs.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 57-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 52-66 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 58-57 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 62-57 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/19/15 3B Chris Johnson Infection Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/15)
08/08/15 P Cody Anderson Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
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)
New York Yankees
08/19/15 C Brian McCann Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Minnesota Twins
08/18/15 P Bryan Mitchell Nose Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
08/18/15 1B Mark Teixeira Leg is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Minnesota Twins
08/16/15 P Ivan Nova Finger probable for next scheduled start
08/04/15 2B Dustin Ackley Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/4)
08/03/15 P Diego Moreno Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/2)
07/30/15 P Michael Pineda Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/30)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees
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