Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: CC Sabathia (4-8) vs. Danny Salazar (9-6)
The New York Yankees head to Progressive Field on Wednesday to take on the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are CC Sabathia for the Yankees and Danny Salazar for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +121 and Cleveland at -131. The over/under was set at 8. The Yankees, with a 56-54 run line record, cover the spread 51% of the time. They also have a 54-52 over/under record. The Indians have a 53-56 over/under record and a 50-60 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 46% of the time.
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The Yankees come into this game with a 61-49 record, and they are 29-28 away from home. CC Sabathia has an earned run average of 5.34 and is 4-8 so far on the season while having a 1.41 WHIP. In his starts, the Yankees are 10-11 over his 123 innings pitched this season while giving up 146 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Yankees are 12-9 in his starts. The team is averaging 4.3 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.24 and they have given up 272 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen while being struck out 389 times and walking 135 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.59 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.35 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92.
New York is batting .256 as a team, which is good for 9th in the league and hitting .249 away from home. The Yankees hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.82 hits per game and Brett Gardner leads the team with 110.
With a 51-59 overall record, Cleveland will come into this game 22-33 at home. Danny Salazar is starting this game 9-6 for the season with an earned run average of 3.38 and a WHIP of 1.07. In his starts, the Indians are 12-8 and he has allowed 99 hits over 125.1 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Indians are 10-10 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.24 and they have given up 283 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 303 times and walking 106 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.28 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.01 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87.
They are batting .253 as a team, which is good for 15th in the league and hitting .264 at home. The Indians hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.51 hits per game and Jason Kipnis leads the team with 132.
New York has a team fielding percentage of .982 after having committed 72 errors with 1,070 assists and 2,962 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 58 errors, accumulating 1045 assists and compiling 2,933 put outs.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 54-52 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 56-54 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 53-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 50-60 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
08/04/15 2B Dustin Ackley Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/4)
08/03/15 P Diego Moreno Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
07/30/15 P Michael Pineda Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/30)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
08/08/15 P Cody Anderson Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians
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