Sunday, August 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer (9-10) vs. CC Sabathia (4-9)
The New York Yankees host the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. The Indians send Trevor Bauer to the mound to face CC Sabathia of the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +109 and New York at -119. The over/under was set at 8. The Indians have a 59-61 over/under record and a 54-67 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Yankees have a 59-58 over/under record and a 62-59 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 51% of the time.
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The Indians show up with a 57-64 record, including 33-30 on the road. Trevor Bauer has an earned run average of 4.62 and is 9-10 so far on the season while having a 1.30 WHIP. He's pitched 142.1 innings thus far while surrendering 127 hits over that time and when he starts, the Indians are 10-14. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-14. His teammates are averaging 4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.30 and they've given up 318 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 330 and walked 119 batters this season while opposing teams hit .243 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.16 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.93 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.85, they are 15th in the league.
Cleveland ranks 13th in the league in team batting average at .254 while hitting .242 on the road. Ranked at 8th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .323 and they hold a .389 team slugging percentage. With 135 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 14th in hits per game with 8.61.
New York is 35-23 at home while holding a 67-54 overall record on the season. CC Sabathia is starting this game 4-9 for the season with an earned run average of 5.24 and a WHIP of 1.42. He's pitched 135.2 innings thus far while surrendering 160 hits over that time in which the Yankees are 11-12. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 13-10. His teammates score an average of 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.24 and they have given up 316 hits on the season. The Yankees bullpen has struck out 444 batters and walked 145 this season while opposing teams have hit .214 against them. New York has a team average of 8.63 hits per game and are averaging 8.39 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.90, they are 17th in the league.
They rank 15th in the league in team batting average with a .254 average while hitting .262 at home. Ranked at 7th in the league in on-base percentage, the Yankees sit at .323 and they hold a .428 team slugging percentage. With 119 hits, Chase Headley leads the team while his team ranks 9th in hits per game with 8.75.
The Indians have committed 63 errors and have combined for 1,154 assists and 3,239 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Yankees have accumulated 74 errors while having 1187 assists and 3,275 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 59-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 54-67 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 59-58 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 62-59 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
08/22/15 DH Alex Rodriguez Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Cleveland Indians
08/21/15 1B Mark Teixeira Leg is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday 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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