Thursday, September 10, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Alfredo Simon (12-9) vs. Danny Salazar (12-8)
The Detroit Tigers head to Progressive Field on Thursday to take on the Cleveland Indians. The Tigers send Alfredo Simon to the mound to face Danny Salazar of the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +192 and Cleveland at -207. The over/under was set at 8. The Tigers have a 74-58 over/under record and a 64-74 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Indians are 65-72 against the run line and have a 66-70 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this matchup with a 64-74 record, including 31-37 on the road. Alfredo Simon has a 12-9 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.86 and a 1.41 WHIP. In his starts, the Tigers are 15-11 over his 153.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 158 hits during those innings. The Tigers are also 14-11 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 454 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .275 against the Tigers bullpen while walking 166 times and striking out 344 times. Detroit is averaging 6.93 strikeouts per game while getting 9.44 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 28th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.72.
Detroit ranks 2nd in the league in team batting average at .271 while hitting .265 on the road. The Tigers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 3rd in baseball. Ian Kinsler leads the team in hits with 165 while the team ranks 1st in baseball with 9.43 hits per game.
With a 29-34 home record, Cleveland will hope to improve on their 67-70 overall mark. Danny Salazar has a record of 12-8 while sporting an earned run average of 3.54 on the year with a 1.11 WHIP. In his starts, the Indians are 15-10 and he has allowed 129 hits over 155 innings pitched this season. The Indians are also 12-13 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.16 and they have given up 355 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .242 against the Indians bullpen while walking 127 times and striking out 369 times. Cleveland is averaging 8.88 strikeouts per game while getting 8.07 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78.
They rank 13th in the league in team batting average with a .254 average while hitting .272 at home. The Indians hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 9th in baseball. Michael Brantley leads the team in hits with 152 while the team ranks 17th in baseball with 8.61 hits a game.
Detroit has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 70 errors with 1,367 assists and 3,712 put outs for the season. The Indians have committed 71 errors on the season with 1,297 assists and 3,659 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 74-58 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 64-74 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 66-70 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 65-72 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/08/15 DH Victor Martinez Illness "?" Wednesday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
09/04/15 SS Jose Iglesias Finger out indefinitely
08/20/15 P Anibal Sanchez Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
08/20/15 P Daniel Norris Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
09/06/15 P T.J. House Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list
09/04/15 P Corey Kluber Hamstring expected to miss 1-2 starts
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/7), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians
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