Saturday, July 11, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Bassitt (0-2) vs. Carlos Carrasco (10-7)
The Oakland Athletics visit Progressive Field on Saturday to play the Cleveland Indians. Chris Bassitt is the probable starter for the Athletics and he'll face Carlos Carrasco of the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +147 and Cleveland at -157. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Athletics, with a 42-46 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 46-35 over/under record. The Indians have a 40-44 over/under record and a 38-47 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 45% of the time.
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The Athletics show up with a 39-49 record, including 21-23 on the road. Chris Bassitt has a 0-2 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.95 and a 1.17 WHIP. The Athletics are 0-2 over his 21.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 15 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 0-2. He is getting 1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 225 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 4.30. The bullpen has struck out 238 and walked 91 batters this season while opposing teams hit .239 against them. Oakland has a team average of 8.07 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.59 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.43, they are 6th in the league.
As a team, Oakland is batting .257, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. The Athletics on-base percentage sits at .319, which puts them at 12th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .394. With 87 hits, Brett Lawrie leads the team while his team ranks 7th in hits per game with 8.9.
Cleveland is 18-24 at home while holding a 41-44 overall record on the season. Carlos Carrasco has a record of 10-7 while sporting an earned run average of 4.17 on the year with a 1.20 WHIP. The Indians have a record of 10-7 over the 101.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 100 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-6. He is getting 5.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 213 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.12. The Indians bullpen has struck out 254 batters and walked 92 this season while opposing teams have hit .231 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.35 hits per game and are averaging 9.37 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.87, they are 17th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .259 average at home. The Indians on-base percentage sits at .322, which puts them at 9th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .387. With 111 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 22nd in hits per game with 8.35.
In terms of team defense, the Athletics have a fielding percentage of .975 with 82 total errors, 872 assists and 2,340 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Indians have accumlated 46 errors while having 786 assists and 2,254 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 46-35 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 42-46 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 40-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 38-47 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/10/15 C Stephen Vogt Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Cleveland Indians
07/09/15 P Jesse Hahn Elbow expected to miss scheduled start Saturday vs Cleveland Indians
07/08/15 P Scott Kazmir Tricep left last game, "?" next start
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
05/30/15 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28)
05/23/15 CF Coco Crisp Neck Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/21)
05/23/15 2B Tyler Ladendorf Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/22)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 P Sean Nolin Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/7)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians
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