Friday, August 21, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco (11-9) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (9-5)
The New York Yankees welcome the Cleveland Indians to Yankee Stadium on Friday. The Indians send Carlos Carrasco to the mound to face Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +138 and New York at -148. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians have a 58-60 over/under record and a 52-67 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.
The Indians head into this matchup with a 55-64 record, including 31-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco holds a 11-9 record with an earned run average of 3.63 and a WHIP of 1.06. The Indians are 14-10 over his 151.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 130 hits over that time period. The Indians are also 15-9 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 307 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.29. The bullpen has struck out 322 and walked 117 batters this season while opposing teams hit .241 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.19 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.89 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.88, they are 15th in the league.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .254, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .241 average away from home. The Indians on-base percentage sits at .323, which puts them at 8th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .388. With 132 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 15th in hits per game with 8.59.
With a 35-21 home record, New York will hope to improve on their 67-52 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.56, Masahiro Tanaka will come into this game holding a 9-5 record and a 1.01 WHIP. The Yankees have a record of 12-5 over the 108.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 88 hits. The Yankees are also 7-10 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 5.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 306 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.23. The Yankees bullpen has struck out 434 batters and walked 143 this season while opposing teams have hit .213 against them. New York has a team average of 8.61 hits per game and are averaging 8.42 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.89, they are 16th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .265 average at home. The Yankees on-base percentage sits at .324, which puts them at 7th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .430. With 119 hits, Brett Gardner leads the team while his team ranks 9th in hits per game with 8.79.
In terms of team defense, the Indians have a fielding percentage of .986 with 62 total errors, 1,144 assists and 3,185 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Yankees have accumulated 73 errors while having 1170 assists and 3,221 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 58-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 52-67 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
08/20/15 1B Mark Teixeira Leg is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Cleveland Indians
08/18/15 P Bryan Mitchell Concussion 7-day DL (8/18)
08/16/15 P Ivan Nova Finger probable for next scheduled start Thursday vs. Cleveland Indians
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees
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