Sunday, July 12, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Sonny Gray (9-3) vs. Corey Kluber (4-9)
The Cleveland Indians welcome the Oakland Athletics to Progressive Field on Sunday. The Athletics send Sonny Gray to the mound to face Corey Kluber of the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +118 and Cleveland at -128. The over/under was set at 7. The Athletics have a 46-36 over/under record and a 42-47 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Indians have a 40-45 over/under record and a 39-47 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 45% of the time.
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The Athletics head into this matchup with a 39-50 record, including 21-24 on the road. Sonny Gray has a 9-3 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.20 and a 1.01 WHIP. The Athletics are 10-7 over his 114.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 87 hits over that time period. The Athletics are also 10-4 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.30 and they've given up 226 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 243 and walked 94 batters this season while opposing teams hit .238 against them. Oakland has a team average of 8.07 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.64 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.45, they are 6th in the league.
Oakland ranks 9th in the league in team batting average at .257 while hitting .246 on the road. Ranked at 14th in the league in on-base percentage, the Athletics sit at .318 and they hold a .393 team slugging percentage. With 87 hits, Brett Lawrie leads the team while his team ranks 7th in hits per game with 8.85.
With a 19-24 home record, Cleveland will hope to improve on their 42-44 overall mark. Corey Kluber has a record of 4-9 while sporting an earned run average of 3.45 on the year with a 1.13 WHIP. The Indians have a record of 5-13 over the 125.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 116 hits. The Indians are also 7-11 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 2.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.12 and they have given up 213 hits on the season. 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 8.31 hits per game and are averaging 9.35 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.82, they are 14th in the league.
They rank 19th in the league in team batting average with a .250 average while hitting .258 at home. Ranked at 8th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .323 and they hold a .386 team slugging percentage. With 111 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 22nd in hits per game with 8.35.
The Athletics have committed 82 errors and have combined for 877 assists and 2,364 put outs leading to a .975 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Indians have accumlated 47 errors while having 797 assists and 2,281 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 46-36 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 42-47 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 40-45 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 39-47 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/11/15 P Jesse Hahn Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
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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