Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Straily (0-0) vs. Trevor Bauer (7-5)
The Houston Astros head to Progressive Field on Wednesday to take on the Cleveland Indians. Daniel Straily is the probable starter for the Astros and he'll face Trevor Bauer of the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +135 and Cleveland at -145. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Astros, with a 51-34 run line record, cover the spread 60% of the time. They also have a 41-40 over/under record. The Indians have a 40-41 over/under record and a 35-47 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 43% of the time.
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The Astros head into this matchup with a 49-36 record, including 21-20 on the road. Daniel Straily has a 0-0 record on the season, an earned run average of 7.71 and a 1.93 WHIP. The Astros are 1-0 over his 4.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 6 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-0. His teammates are averaging 12 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.71 and they have given up 178 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 251 and walked 77 batters this season while opposing teams hit .193 against them. Houston has a team average of 7.99 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.73 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.59, they are 10th in the league.
Houston ranks 24th in the league in team batting average at .244 while hitting .253 on the road. The Astros hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 20th in baseball. With 94 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 24th in hits per game with 8.22.
With a 15-24 home record, Cleveland will hope to improve on their 38-44 overall mark. Trevor Bauer has a record of 7-5 while sporting an earned run average of 3.88 on the year with a 1.25 WHIP. The Indians have a record of 8-8 over the 97.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 79 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-10. His teammates score an average of 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.19 and they have given up 211 base hits on the year. The Indians bullpen has struck out 250 batters and walked 91 this season while opposing teams have hit .233 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.46 hits per game and are averaging 9.46 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.98, they are 19th in the league.
They rank 17th in the league in team batting average with a .250 average while hitting .260 at home. The Indians hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 9th in baseball. With 110 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 21st in hits per game with 8.39.
Houston has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 46 errors with 912 assists and 2,289 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Indians have accumlated 46 errors while having 758 assists and 2,173 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 41-40 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 51-34 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 40-41 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 35-47 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/07/15 3B Luis Valbuena Toe "?" Tuesday vs. Cleveland Indians
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 Indians
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