Saturday, August 22, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Salazar (11-6) vs. Luis Severino (0-2)
The Cleveland Indians head to Yankee Stadium on Saturday to take on the New York Yankees. The Indians send Danny Salazar to the mound to face Luis Severino of the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +124 and New York at -134. The over/under was set at 8. The Indians have a 58-61 over/under record and a 53-67 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Yankees have a 58-58 over/under record and a 62-58 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 52% of the time.
The Indians show up with a 56-64 record, including 32-30 on the road. Danny Salazar has a 11-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.16 and a 1.06 WHIP. The Indians are 14-8 over his 139.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 107 hits over that time period. The Indians are also 11-11 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 310 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.30. The bullpen has struck out 325 and walked 118 batters this season while opposing teams hit .242 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.16 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.89 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.87, they are 15th in the league.
Cleveland is batting .254 as a team, which is good for 15th in the league and hitting .241 away from home. The Indians on-base percentage sits at .322, which puts them at 8th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .387. With 135 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 15th in hits per game with 8.58.
New York is 35-22 at home while holding a 67-53 overall record on the season. Luis Severino has a record of 0-2 while sporting an earned run average of 3.18 on the year with a 1.06 WHIP. The Yankees have a record of 0-3 over the 17 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 14 hits. The Yankees are also 1-2 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 2 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 308 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.20. The Yankees bullpen has struck out 437 batters and walked 144 this season while opposing teams have hit .212 against them. New York has a team average of 8.6 hits per game and are averaging 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.88, they are 16th in the league.
They are batting .254 as a team, which is good for 13th in the league and hitting .263 at home. The Yankees on-base percentage sits at .323, which puts them at 7th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .429. With 119 hits, Chase Headley leads the team while his team ranks 8th in hits per game with 8.76.
In terms of team defense, the Indians have a fielding percentage of .986 with 62 total errors, 1,150 assists and 3,212 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Yankees have accumulated 73 errors while having 1175 assists and 3,248 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 58-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 53-67 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 58-58 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 62-58 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
08/21/15 1B Mark Teixeira Leg is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Cleveland Indians
08/18/15 P Bryan Mitchell Concussion 7-day DL (8/18)
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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