Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: David Price (6-2) vs. Danny Salazar (6-2)
The Detroit Tigers head to Progressive Field on Tuesday to take on the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are David Price for the Tigers and Danny Salazar for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +107 and Cleveland at -117. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Tigers have a 33-34 over/under record and a 33-36 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Indians have a 31-36 over/under record and a 29-39 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 43% of the time.
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The Tigers come into this game with a 35-34 record, and they are 17-16 away from home. David Price has a 6-2 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.50 and a 1.11 WHIP. He's pitched 97.1 innings thus far while surrendering 87 hits over that time and when he starts, the Tigers are 11-3. Against the over/under, the Tigers are 7-7 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 191 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.63. Opposing teams are hitting .256 against the Tigers bullpen while walking 65 times and striking out 143 times. Detroit is averaging 6.64 strikeouts per game while getting 8.74 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 18th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.97.
Detroit ranks 2nd in the league in team batting average at .273 while hitting .263 on the road. The Tigers on-base percentage sits at .333, which puts them at 3rd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .413. Miguel Cabrera leads the team in hits with 84 while the team ranks 1st in baseball with 9.38 hits per game.
With a 32-36 overall record, Cleveland will come into this game 14-21 at home. Danny Salazar has a record of 6-2 while sporting an earned run average of 3.56 on the year with a 1.17 WHIP. He's pitched 73.1 innings thus far while surrendering 67 hits over that time in which the Indians are 9-3. Against the over/under, the Indians are 6-6 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 5.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 188 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.33. Opposing teams are hitting .240 against the Indians bullpen while walking 79 times and striking out 207 times. Cleveland is averaging 9.46 strikeouts per game while getting 8.73 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 19th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99.
They rank 17th in the league in team batting average with a .250 average while hitting .253 at home. The Indians on-base percentage sits at .325, which puts them at 6th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .386. Jason Kipnis leads the team in hits with 92 while the team ranks 19th in baseball with 8.37 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Tigers have a fielding percentage of .988 with 32 total errors, 684 assists and 1,850 put outs. The Indians have committed 40 errors on the season with 629 assists and 1,807 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 33-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 33-36 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 31-36 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 29-39 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
05/09/15 C Alex Avila Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/7)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians
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