Monday, August 31, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Salazar (11-7) vs. David Price (13-4)
The Cleveland Indians take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday at Rogers Centre. Danny Salazar is the probable starter for the Indians and he'll face David Price of the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +170 and Toronto at -180. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians, with a 60-68 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 63-64 over/under record. The Blue Jays are 72-57 against the run line and have a 61-60 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
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The Indians come into this game with a 62-66 record, and they are 34-32 away from home. Danny Salazar has a 11-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.30 and a 1.08 WHIP. He's pitched 144.1 innings thus far while surrendering 115 hits over that time and when he starts, the Indians are 14-9. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-11. His teammates are averaging 4.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 330 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.26. Opposing teams are hitting .242 against the Indians bullpen while walking 121 times and striking out 349 times. Cleveland is averaging 9 strikeouts per game while getting 8.1 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 13th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.80.
Cleveland ranks 10th in the league in team batting average at .256 while hitting .242 on the road. The Indians on-base percentage sits at .326, which puts them at 5th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .392. Michael Brantley leads the team in hits with 144 while the team ranks 11th in baseball with 8.66 hits per game.
With a 73-56 overall record, Toronto will come into this game 42-23 at home. David Price has a record of 13-4 while sporting an earned run average of 2.42 on the year with a 1.08 WHIP. He's pitched 182.1 innings thus far while surrendering 161 hits over that time in which the Blue Jays are 19-7. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 13-13. His teammates score an average of 4.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 307 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.14. Opposing teams are hitting .220 against the Blue Jays bullpen while walking 101 times and striking out 371 times. Toronto is averaging 7.07 strikeouts per game while getting 8.48 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78.
They rank 5th in the league in team batting average with a .265 average while hitting .277 at home. The Blue Jays on-base percentage sits at .335, which puts them at 1st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .450. Josh Donaldson leads the team in hits with 150 while the team ranks 8th in baseball with 8.98 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Indians have a fielding percentage of .985 with 69 total errors, 1,208 assists and 3,424 put outs. The Blue Jays have committed 71 errors on the season with 1,271 assists and 3,438 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 63-64 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 60-68 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 61-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 72-57 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/28/15 P Danny Salazar Illness expected to start Monday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
08/26/15 P Carlos Carrasco Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/22)
08/19/15 3B Chris Johnson Infection Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/15)
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)
Toronto Blue Jays
07/29/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Marcus Stroman Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians
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