Sunday, August 9, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Phil Hughes (10-7) vs. Corey Kluber (6-12)
The Minnesota Twins take on the Cleveland Indians on Sunday at Progressive Field. Phil Hughes is the probable starter for the Twins and he'll face Corey Kluber of the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +152 and Cleveland at -162. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Twins have a 50-51 over/under record and a 64-45 run line mark, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Indians are 48-60 against the run line and have a 51-56 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
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The Twins show up with a 55-54 record, including 21-32 on the road. Phil Hughes has an earned run average of 4.14 and is 10-7 so far on the season while having a 1.25 WHIP. The Twins are 12-10 over his 141.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 163 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-10. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.03 and they've given up 321 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 239 and walked 104 batters this season while opposing teams hit .252 against them. Minnesota has a team average of 9.51 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.18 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.11, they are 23rd in the league.
Minnesota is batting .248 as a team, which is good for 22nd in the league and hitting .222 away from home. Ranked at 28th in the league in on-base percentage, the Twins sit at .302 and they hold a .397 team slugging percentage. With 106 hits, Brian Dozier leads the team while his team ranks 23rd in hits per game with 8.3.
Cleveland is 20-33 at home while holding a 49-59 overall record on the season. Corey Kluber is starting this game 6-12 for the season with an earned run average of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.12. The Indians have a record of 7-16 over the 162.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 150 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-13. The team is averaging 3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.27 and they have given up 281 hits on the season. The Indians bullpen has struck out 299 batters and walked 106 this season while opposing teams have hit .243 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.32 hits per game and are averaging 8.97 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.89, they are 15th in the league.
They are batting .249 as a team, which is good for 21st in the league and hitting .257 at home. Ranked at 9th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .320 and they hold a .383 team slugging percentage. With 132 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 21st in hits per game with 8.36.
The Twins have committed 61 errors and have combined for 1,106 assists and 2,894 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Indians have accumlated 58 errors while having 1032 assists and 2,879 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 50-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 64-45 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 51-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 48-60 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
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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