Thursday, August 13, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi (11-2) vs. Trevor Bauer (9-8)
The New York Yankees take on the Cleveland Indians on Thursday at Progressive Field. The probable starters are Nathan Eovaldi for the Yankees and Trevor Bauer for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -113 and Cleveland at +103. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Yankees, with a 57-54 run line record, cover the spread 51% of the time. They also have a 55-52 over/under record. The Indians have a 54-56 over/under record and a 50-61 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 45% of the time.
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The Yankees come into this game with a 61-50 record, and they are 29-29 away from home. Nathan Eovaldi has a 11-2 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.15 and a 1.47 WHIP. The Yankees are 14-8 over his 123.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 147 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Yankees are 13-9 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 282 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen while being struck out 401 times and walking 137 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.61 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.35 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.90.
New York ranks 11th in the league in team batting average at .255 while hitting .247 on the road. The Yankees hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.81 hits per game and Brett Gardner leads the team with 110.
With a 52-59 overall record, Cleveland will come into this game 23-33 at home. Trevor Bauer has a record of 9-8 while sporting an earned run average of 4.06 on the year with a 1.23 WHIP. The Indians have a record of 10-12 over the 137.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 114 hits. Against the over/under, the Indians are 7-14 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.22 and they have given up 287 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 311 times and walking 109 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.22 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.01 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84.
They rank 14th in the league in team batting average with a .253 average while hitting .265 at home. The Indians hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.59 hits per game and Jason Kipnis leads the team with 132.
New York has a team fielding percentage of .983 after having committed 72 errors with 1,087 assists and 3,008 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 58 errors, accumulating 1062 assists and compiling 2,981 put outs.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 55-52 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 57-54 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 54-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 50-61 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
08/12/15 3B Chase Headley Calf "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland Indians
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees
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