Tuesday, September 29, 2015
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson (10-11) vs. Cody Anderson (6-3)
The Minnesota Twins take on the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday at Progressive Field. The probable starters are Kyle Gibson for the Twins and Cody Anderson for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +118 and Cleveland at -128. The over/under was set at 8. The Twins have a 70-73 over/under record and a 91-64 run line mark, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Indians are 75-79 against the run line and have a 76-76 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
Free $60 in Member MLB Picks No Obligation Click Here
The Twins come into this game with a 80-75 record, and they are 34-43 away from home. Kyle Gibson has an earned run average of 3.96 and is 10-11 so far on the season while having a 1.30 WHIP. The Twins are 15-16 over his 188.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 182 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Twins are 11-17 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 476 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen while being struck out 372 times and walking 156 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 9.43 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.49 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09.
Minnesota ranks 24th in the league in team batting average at .248 while hitting .231 on the road. The Twins hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.4 hits per game and Joe Mauer leads the team with 150.
With a 77-77 overall record, Cleveland will come into this game 35-38 at home. Cody Anderson is starting this game 6-3 for the season with an earned run average of 3.31 and a WHIP of 1.13. The Indians have a record of 9-5 over the 84.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 75 hits. Against the over/under, the Indians are 8-6 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.20 and they have given up 402 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 418 times and walking 145 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.88 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75.
They rank 11th in the league in team batting average with a .256 average while hitting .275 at home. The Indians hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.66 hits per game and Jason Kipnis leads the team with 165.
Minnesota has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 78 errors with 1,567 assists and 4,143 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 77 errors, accumulating 1,468 assists and compiling 4,109 put outs.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 70-73 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 91-64 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 76-76 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 75-79 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/25/15 P Tommy Milone Shoulder out indefinitely
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
09/06/15 P T.J. House Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/1)
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/7), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks