Friday, September 11, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander (3-7) vs. Cody Anderson (3-3)
The Cleveland Indians welcome the Detroit Tigers to Progressive Field on Friday. The Tigers send Justin Verlander to the mound to face Cody Anderson of the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +101 and Cleveland at -111. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Tigers have a 74-59 over/under record and a 64-75 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Indians have a 67-70 over/under record and a 66-72 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 48% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this matchup with a 64-75 record, including 31-37 on the road. Justin Verlander has an earned run average of 3.43 and is 3-7 so far on the season while having a 1.09 WHIP. The Tigers are 4-11 over his 99.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 86 hits over that time period. The Tigers are also 8-7 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.70 and they have given up 460 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 345 and walked 168 batters this season while opposing teams hit .276 against them. Detroit has a team average of 9.47 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.93 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.74, they are 28th in the league.
Detroit ranks 2nd in the league in team batting average at .271 while hitting .265 on the road. The Tigers hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 4th in baseball. With 167 hits, Yoenis Cespedes leads the team while his team ranks 1st in hits per game with 9.41.
With a 29-34 home record, Cleveland will hope to improve on their 68-70 overall mark. Cody Anderson is starting this game 3-3 for the season with an earned run average of 3.72 and a WHIP of 1.03. The Indians have a record of 6-5 over the 65.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 53 hits. The Indians are also 5-6 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.16 and they have given up 357 base hits on the year. The Indians bullpen has struck out 374 batters and walked 128 this season while opposing teams have hit .241 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.06 hits per game and are averaging 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.78, they are 10th in the league.
They rank 11th in the league in team batting average with a .255 average while hitting .272 at home. The Indians hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 8th in baseball. With 153 hits, Michael Brantley leads the team while his team ranks 13th in hits per game with 8.63.
Detroit has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 70 errors with 1,376 assists and 3,739 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Indians have accumulated 72 errors while having 1,309 assists and 3,686 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 74-59 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 64-75 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 67-70 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 66-72 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/10/15 DH Victor Martinez Illness is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Cleveland Indians
09/10/15 P Buck Farmer Forearm "?" for next scheduled start
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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