Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Cody Anderson (2-2) vs. Aaron Brooks (0-0)
The Cleveland Indians take on the Oakland Athletics on Saturday at O.co Coliseum. The probable starters are Cody Anderson for the Indians and Aaron Brooks for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -110 and Oakland at +100. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians have a 49-51 over/under record and a 44-57 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Athletics have a 51-44 over/under record and a 48-55 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 47% of the time.
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The Indians show up with a 47-54 record, including 27-22 on the road. Cody Anderson has an earned run average of 3.26 and is 2-2 so far on the season while having a 1.03 WHIP. He's pitched 38.2 innings thus far while surrendering 35 hits over that time and when he starts, the Indians are 4-2. The Indians are also 3-3 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.7 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. Opposing teams are hitting .243 against the Indians bullpen while walking 102 times and striking out 285 times. Cleveland is averaging 9.14 strikeouts per game while getting 8.42 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 18th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.92.
Cleveland ranks 20th in the league in team batting average at .251 while hitting .247 on the road. Ranked at 9th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .322 and they hold a .387 team slugging percentage. Jason Kipnis leads the team in hits with 131 while the team ranks 22nd in baseball with 8.4 hits per game.
Oakland is 21-30 at home while holding a 45-58 overall record on the season. Aaron Brooks will be making his first start of the season and holds an earned run average of 6.23 and a WHIP of 1.38. He's pitched 4.1 innings thus far while surrendering 6 hits over that time. The Athletics are also 0-0 against the over/under in his starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.28 and they have given up 271 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .242 against the Athletics bullpen while walking 103 times and striking out 282 times. Oakland is averaging 7.63 strikeouts per game while getting 8.14 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.51.
They rank 15th in the league in team batting average with a .253 average while hitting .261 at home. Ranked at 19th in the league in on-base percentage, the Athletics sit at .312 and they hold a .387 team slugging percentage. Brett Lawrie leads the team in hits with 99 while the team ranks 11th in baseball with 8.71 hits a game.
The Indians have committed 55 errors and have combined for 964 assists and 2,686 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. The Athletics have committed 89 errors on the season with 1037 assists and 2,736 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .977 on the year.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 49-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 44-57 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 51-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 48-55 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics
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