Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco (10-8) vs. Chris Bassitt (0-3)
The Cleveland Indians visit O.co Coliseum on Thursday to play the Oakland Athletics. The Indians send Carlos Carrasco to the mound to face Chris Bassitt of the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -120 and Oakland at +110. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians, with a 42-57 run line record, cover the spread 43% of the time. They also have a 48-50 over/under record. The Athletics are 48-53 against the run line and have a 50-43 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Indians come into this game with a 45-54 record, and they are 26-22 away from home. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco holds a 10-8 record with an earned run average of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.21. The Indians are 11-9 over his 118.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 117 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Indians are 14-6 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.21 and they've given up 262 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen while being struck out 285 times and walking 102 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.19 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 3.98.
Cleveland ranks 23rd in the league in team batting average at .248 while hitting .247 on the road. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .320 and they hold a .382 team slugging percentage. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.31 hits per game and Jason Kipnis leads the team with 128.
With a 45-56 overall record, Oakland will come into this game 21-29 at home. With an earned run average of 2.94, Chris Bassitt will come into this game holding a 0-3 record and a 1.13 WHIP. The Athletics have a record of 1-3 over the 33.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 27 hits. Against the over/under, the Athletics are 1-3 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.13 and they have given up 263 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .239 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 277 times and walking 101 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.11 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.61 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.45.
They rank 12th in the league in team batting average with a .254 average while hitting .264 at home. Ranked at 19th in the league in on-base percentage, the Athletics sit at .313 and they hold a .388 team slugging percentage. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.73 hits per game and Brett Lawrie leads the team with 95.
The Indians have committed 54 errors and have combined for 938 assists and 2,632 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .977 team fielding percentage while committing 87 errors, accumulating 1015 assists and compiling 2,685 put outs.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 48-50 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 42-57 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 50-43 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 48-53 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/7), out for season
06/14/15 1B Nick Swisher Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/13)
04/06/15 P Josh Tomlin Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/29)
04/05/15 P Gavin Floyd Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
07/11/15 P Jesse Hahn Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
05/30/15 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28)
05/23/15 CF Coco Crisp Neck Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/21)
05/23/15 2B Tyler Ladendorf Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/22)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 P Sean Nolin Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics
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