Saturday, August 8, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Ervin Santana (2-2) vs. Trevor Bauer (8-8)
The Minnesota Twins visit Progressive Field on Saturday to play the Cleveland Indians. Ervin Santana is the probable starter for the Twins and he'll face Trevor Bauer of the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +135 and Cleveland at -145. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Twins have a 49-51 over/under record and a 63-45 run line mark, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The Indians are 48-59 against the run line and have a 50-56 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
The Twins show up with a 54-54 record, including 20-32 on the road. Ervin Santana has a 2-2 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.89 and a 1.22 WHIP. In his starts, the Twins are 3-3 over his 39.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 34 hits during those innings. The Twins are also 2-4 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.04 and they've given up 317 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 232 and walked 102 batters this season while opposing teams hit .253 against them. Minnesota has a team average of 9.46 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.15 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.06, they are 21st in the league.
As a team, Minnesota is batting .247, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .218 average away from home. Ranked at 29th in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .301 and they hold a .393 team slugging percentage. With 104 hits, Joe Mauer leads the team while his team ranks 24th in hits per game with 8.24.
Cleveland is 20-32 at home while holding a 49-58 overall record on the season. Trevor Bauer has a record of 8-8 while sporting an earned run average of 3.98 on the year with a 1.21 WHIP. In his starts, the Indians are 9-12 and he has allowed 107 hits over 131 innings pitched this season. The Indians are also 6-14 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.22 and they have given up 271 hits on the season. The Indians bullpen has struck out 293 batters and walked 105 this season while opposing teams have hit .240 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.26 hits per game and are averaging 8.98 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.83, they are 14th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .254 average at home. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .319 and they hold a .382 team slugging percentage. With 132 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 22nd in hits per game with 8.31.
The Twins have committed 61 errors and have combined for 1,099 assists and 2,867 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Indians have accumlated 57 errors while having 1024 assists and 2,852 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 49-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 63-45 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 50-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 48-59 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/02/15 P Tommy Milone Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/1)
06/26/15 CF Byron Buxton Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
08/04/15 2B Jason Kipnis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/7), out for season
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 Twins
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