Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer (10-10) vs. R.A. Dickey (9-10)
The Cleveland Indians head to Rogers Centre on Wednesday to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. Trevor Bauer is the probable starter for the Indians and he'll face R.A. Dickey of the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +171 and Toronto at -181. The over/under was set at 8. The Indians have a 64-65 over/under record and a 62-68 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Blue Jays are 73-58 against the run line and have a 62-61 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
The Indians head into this matchup with a 64-66 record, including 35-32 on the road. Trevor Bauer has an earned run average of 4.31 and is 10-10 so far on the season while having a 1.28 WHIP. In his starts, the Indians are 12-14 over his 156.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 134 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Indians are 9-16 in his starts. The team is averaging 4 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 337 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.22. The bullpen has struck out 353 and walked 122 batters this season while opposing teams hit .244 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.12 hits allowed per game and are averaging 9.03 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.77, they are 13th in the league.
Cleveland is batting .256 as a team, which is good for 10th in the league and hitting .242 away from home. The Indians on-base percentage sits at .326, which puts them at 6th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .393. With 146 hits, Michael Brantley leads the team while his team ranks 13th in hits per game with 8.67.
With a 43-24 home record, Toronto will hope to improve on their 74-57 overall mark. R.A. Dickey is starting this game 9-10 for the season with an earned run average of 4.25 and a WHIP of 1.30. In his starts, the Blue Jays are 15-12 and he has allowed 168 hits over 173.2 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Blue Jays are 12-12 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 311 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.10. The Blue Jays bullpen has struck out 373 batters and walked 102 this season while opposing teams have hit .219 against them. Toronto has a team average of 8.47 hits per game and are averaging 7.06 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.75, they are 11th in the league.
They are batting .266 as a team, which is good for 5th in the league and hitting .278 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 .451. With 153 hits, Josh Donaldson leads the team while his team ranks 8th in hits per game with 9.01.
In terms of team defense, the Indians have a fielding percentage of .986 with 69 total errors, 1,226 assists and 3,478 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Blue Jays have accumulated 73 errors while having 1,293 assists and 3,492 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 64-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 62-68 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 62-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 73-58 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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