Thursday, July 9, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Oberholtzer (2-1) vs. Cody Anderson (1-1)
The Cleveland Indians welcome the Houston Astros to Progressive Field on Thursday. The probable starters are Brett Oberholtzer for the Astros and Cody Anderson for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +110 and Cleveland at -120. The over/under was set at 8. The Astros have a 41-41 over/under record and a 51-35 run line mark, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Indians are 36-47 against the run line and have a 40-42 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
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The Astros show up with a 49-37 record, including 21-21 on the road. Starting pitcher Brett Oberholtzer holds a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 4.32 and a WHIP of 1.59. In his starts, the Astros are 4-3 over his 33.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 37 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-3. He is getting 5.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 180 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 2.70. Teams are hitting .194 against the bullpen while being struck out 252 times and walking 77 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.72 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57.
As a team, Houston is batting .244, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .252 average away from home. The Astros on-base percentage sits at .311, which puts them at 21st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .426. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.2 hits per game and Jose Altuve leads the team with 94.
Cleveland is 16-24 at home while holding a 39-44 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 0.76, Cody Anderson will come into this game holding a 1-1 record and a 0.63 WHIP. In his starts, the Indians are 2-1 and he has allowed 14 hits over 23.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-2. He is getting 2.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 212 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.16. Teams are hitting .232 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 252 times and walking 91 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.43 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.45 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .260 average at Safeco Field. The Indians on-base percentage sits at .323, which puts them at 9th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .387. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.39 hits per game and Jason Kipnis leads the team with 110.
In terms of team defense, the Astros have a fielding percentage of .986 with 46 total errors, 920 assists and 2,313 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 46 errors, accumulating 768 assists and compiling 2,200 put outs.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 41-41 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 51-35 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 40-42 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 36-47 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/07/15 3B Luis Valbuena Toe "?" Wednesday 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians
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