Saturday, September 12, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Randy Wolf (0-3) vs. Trevor Bauer (11-11)
The Detroit Tigers take on the Cleveland Indians on Saturday at Progressive Field. The probable starters are Randy Wolf for the Tigers and Trevor Bauer for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +149 and Cleveland at -159. The over/under was set at 9. The Tigers have a 75-59 over/under record and a 64-76 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Indians have a 68-70 over/under record and a 67-72 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 48% of the time.
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The Tigers come into this game with a 64-76 record, and they are 31-38 away from home. Randy Wolf has an earned run average of 6.55 and is 0-3 so far on the season while having a 1.59 WHIP. In his starts, the Tigers are 1-3 over his 22 innings pitched this season while giving up 30 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-2. He is getting 2.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.73 and they've given up 461 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .276 against the Tigers bullpen while walking 169 times and striking out 345 times. Detroit is averaging 6.92 strikeouts per game while getting 9.48 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 28th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.76.
As a team, Detroit is batting .271, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .266 average away from home. Ranked at 3rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Tigers sit at .327 and they hold a .426 team slugging percentage. Ian Kinsler leads the team in hits with 167 while the team ranks 1st in baseball with 9.43 hits per game.
With a 69-70 overall record, Cleveland will come into this game 30-34 at home. Trevor Bauer is starting this game 11-11 for the season with an earned run average of 4.47 and a WHIP of 1.30. In his starts, the Indians are 13-15 and he has allowed 142 hits over 165 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-18. He is getting 3.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.18 and they have given up 362 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .242 against the Indians bullpen while walking 128 times and striking out 377 times. Cleveland is averaging 8.88 strikeouts per game while getting 8.09 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .272 average at home. Ranked at 7th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .324 and they hold a .397 team slugging percentage. Michael Brantley leads the team in hits with 156 while the team ranks 13th in baseball with 8.64 hits a game.
The Tigers have committed 70 errors and have combined for 1,384 assists and 3,763 put outs leading to a .987 team fielding percentage. The Indians have committed 72 errors on the season with 1,323 assists and 3,713 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 75-59 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 64-76 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 68-70 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 67-72 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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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