Monday, June 29, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Cody Anderson (0-0) vs. Nathan Karns (4-3)
The Cleveland Indians head to Tropicana Field on Monday to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Cody Anderson for the Indians and Nathan Karns for the Rays. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +118 and Tampa Bay at -128. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians have a 34-37 over/under record and a 30-42 run line mark, meaning they cover 42% of the time. The Rays have a 29-43 over/under record and a 45-31 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 59% of the time.
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The Indians show up with a 33-39 record, including 18-16 on the road. Cody Anderson has an earned run average of 0.00 and is 0-0 so far on the season while having a 0.91 WHIP. In his starts, the Indians are 1-0 over his 7.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 6 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Indians are 0-1 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.22 and they've given up 198 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .239 against the Indians bullpen while walking 81 times and striking out 218 times. Cleveland is averaging 9.49 strikeouts per game while getting 8.77 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 18th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.05.
Cleveland ranks 17th in the league in team batting average at .253 while hitting .247 on the road. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .327 and they hold a .393 team slugging percentage. Jason Kipnis leads the team in hits with 100 while the team ranks 16th in baseball with 8.51 hits per game.
Tampa Bay is 20-20 at home while holding a 42-34 overall record on the season. Nathan Karns is starting this game 4-3 for the season with an earned run average of 3.28 and a WHIP of 1.22. In his starts, the Rays are 7-8 and he has allowed 70 hits over 85 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Rays are 7-8 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 3.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.56 and they have given up 231 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .235 against the Rays bullpen while walking 100 times and striking out 248 times. Tampa Bay is averaging 8.35 strikeouts per game while getting 7.77 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.26.
They rank 22nd in the league in team batting average with a .245 average while hitting .253 at home. Ranked at 20th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rays sit at .311 and they hold a .387 team slugging percentage. Logan Forsythe leads the team in hits with 78 while the team ranks 23rd in baseball with 8.18 hits a game.
The Indians have committed 41 errors and have combined for 666 assists and 1,912 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. The Rays have committed 36 errors on the season with 682 assists and 2,048 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 34-37 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 30-42 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 29-43 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 45-31 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
Tampa Bay Rays
06/12/15 P Andrew Bellatti Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/10)
06/10/15 P Jake Odorizzi Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/6)
05/31/15 2B Tim Beckham Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/31)
05/25/15 1B James Loney Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/24)
05/10/15 P Drew Smyly Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/6), out for season
05/09/15 P Alex Cobb Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
05/03/15 CF Desmond Jennings Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/26)
04/29/15 P Kirby Yates Pectoral Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/29)
04/18/15 P Jeff Beliveau Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/22), out for season
04/09/15 C John Jaso Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7)
04/06/15 P Matt Moore Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays
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