Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Garrett Richards (12-10) vs. Trevor Bauer (9-10)
The Cleveland Indians host the Los Angeles Angels at Progressive Field on Saturday. The Angels send Garrett Richards to the mound to face Trevor Bauer of the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -115 and Cleveland at +105. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Angels, with a 55-72 run line record, cover the spread 44% of the time. They also have a 60-63 over/under record. The Indians are 58-68 against the run line and have a 62-63 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Angels come into this game with a 65-62 record, and they are 26-35 away from home. Garrett Richards has a 12-10 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.80 and a 1.25 WHIP. In his starts, the Angels are 14-10 over his 154 innings pitched this season while giving up 142 hits during those innings. The Angels are also 14-10 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 345 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen while being struck out 325 times and walking 119 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.25 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.71 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.46.
Los Angeles ranks 14th in the league in team batting average at .253 while hitting .247 on the road. The Angels hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.37 hits per game and Mike Trout leads the team with 134.
With a 60-66 overall record, Cleveland will come into this game 26-34 at home. Trevor Bauer has a record of 9-10 while sporting an earned run average of 4.48 on the year with a 1.30 WHIP. In his starts, the Indians are 11-14 and he has allowed 129 hits over 148.2 innings pitched this season. The Indians are also 9-15 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have given up 329 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 347 times and walking 120 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.14 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.02 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84.
They rank 11th in the league in team batting average with a .255 average while hitting .269 at home. The Indians hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.63 hits per game and Jason Kipnis leads the team with 142.
Los Angeles has a team fielding percentage of .984 after having committed 76 errors with 1,184 assists and 3,398 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 68 errors, accumulating 1189 assists and compiling 3,370 put outs.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 60-63 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 55-72 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)
08/28/15 P Danny Salazar Illness expected to miss Friday vs. Los Angeles Angels
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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