Friday, August 28, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Heaney (5-2) vs. Danny Salazar (11-7)
The Los Angeles Angels visit Progressive Field on Friday to play the Cleveland Indians. Andrew Heaney is the probable starter for the Angels and he'll face Danny Salazar of the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +145 and Cleveland at -155. The over/under was set at 8. The Angels, with a 54-72 run line record, cover the spread 44% of the time. They also have a 60-62 over/under record. The Indians have a 62-63 over/under record and a 58-68 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 46% of the time.
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The Angels head into this matchup with a 64-62 record, including 25-35 on the road. Starting pitcher Andrew Heaney holds a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 3.39 and a WHIP of 1.13. He's pitched 66.1 innings thus far while surrendering 62 hits over that time and when he starts, the Angels are 8-3. Against the over/under, the Angels are 6-5 in his starts. The team is averaging 5.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 345 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.59. The bullpen has struck out 325 and walked 119 batters this season while opposing teams hit .243 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.28 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.49, they are 5th in the league.
Los Angeles is batting .253 as a team, which is good for 14th in the league and hitting .248 away from home. The Angels on-base percentage sits at .328, which puts them at 3rd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .423. With 133 hits, Mike Trout leads the team while his team ranks 23rd in hits per game with 8.38.
With a 26-34 home record, Cleveland will hope to improve on their 60-66 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.30, Danny Salazar will come into this game holding a 11-7 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He's pitched 144.1 innings thus far while surrendering 115 hits over that time in which the Indians are 14-9. Against the over/under, the Indians are 12-11 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 329 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.29. The Indians bullpen has struck out 347 batters and walked 120 this season while opposing teams have hit .244 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.14 hits per game and are averaging 9.02 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.84, they are 13th in the league.
They are batting .255 as a team, which is good for 11th in the league and hitting .269 at home. The Indians on-base percentage sits at .325, which puts them at 6th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .392. With 140 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 14th in hits per game with 8.63.
In terms of team defense, the Angels have a fielding percentage of .984 with 76 total errors, 1,176 assists and 3,371 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Indians have accumulated 68 errors while having 1189 assists and 3,370 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 60-62 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 54-72 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 62-63 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 58-68 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
08/26/15 2B Johnny Giavotella Illness Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/21)
08/17/15 P Cory Rasmus Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/14)
08/17/15 2B Taylor Featherston Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/16)
08/11/15 LF Matt Joyce Concussion Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
07/31/15 P C.J. Wilson Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/29); out for season
07/22/15 3B David Freese Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/22)
05/28/15 RF Collin Cowgill Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/27)
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
08/26/15 P Carlos Carrasco Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/22)
08/19/15 3B Chris Johnson Infection Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/15)
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/7), out for season
04/05/15 P Gavin Floyd Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels
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