Monday, July 6, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel (10-3) vs. Carlos Carrasco (10-6)
The Houston Astros take on the Cleveland Indians on Monday at Progressive Field. The Astros send Dallas Keuchel to the mound to face Carlos Carrasco of the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +118 and Cleveland at -128. The over/under was set at 7. The Astros have a 39-40 over/under record and a 49-34 run line mark, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Indians have a 38-41 over/under record and a 35-45 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 44% of the time.
The Astros show up with a 48-35 record, including 20-19 on the road. Dallas Keuchel has a 10-3 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.03 and a 0.96 WHIP. The Astros are 12-5 over his 124.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 88 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-10. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.67 and they have given up 174 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 247 and walked 72 batters this season while opposing teams hit .194 against them. Houston has a team average of 7.93 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.72 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.58, they are 9th in the league.
As a team, Houston is batting .242, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .249 average away from home. The Astros hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 21st in baseball. With 91 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 27th in hits per game with 8.12.
Cleveland is 15-23 at home while holding a 38-42 overall record on the season. Carlos Carrasco has a record of 10-6 while sporting an earned run average of 3.88 on the year with a 1.14 WHIP. The Indians have a record of 10-6 over the 97.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 90 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-6. He is getting 5.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 204 base hits on the year. The Indians bullpen has struck out 242 batters and walked 87 this season while opposing teams have hit .234 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.36 hits per game and are averaging 9.43 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.89, they are 15th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .259 average at Safeco Field. The Indians hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 8th in baseball. With 108 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 19th in hits per game with 8.41.
Houston has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 44 errors with 895 assists and 2,238 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Indians have accumlated 45 errors while having 739 assists and 2,122 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 39-40 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 49-34 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 38-41 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 35-45 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/02/15 RF George Springer Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list ((7/1)
06/26/15 P Chad Qualls Neck Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
05/29/15 P Scott Feldman Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14)
04/28/15 SS Jed Lowrie Thumb Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/28)
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Side Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros
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