Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Tillman vs. Mike Clevinger
The Baltimore Orioles visit Progressive Field on Sunday to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Chris Tillman for the Orioles and Mike Clevinger for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at -119 and Cleveland at +109. The over/under was set at 9. The Orioles have a 21-23-2 over/under record and a 25-21-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Indians are 21-25-0 against the run line and have a 24-18-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this matchup with a 27-19 record, including 10-11 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Tillman has a 6-1 record with an earned run average of 2.61 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 58 strikeouts over his 58.2 innings pitched and he has given up 42 hits so far this season. He has allowed 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.1. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.53 and they have given up 130 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen while being struck out 139 times and walking 54 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 387 base hits and 171 earned runs. They have allowed 40 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 148 batters and struck out 350. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.85.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .259, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .257 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.85 hits per game. Manny Machado comes into this game hitting .323 and his on-base percentage is at .397. He has 60 hits this season along with 37 runs scored and 29 runs batted in. He's struck out 36 times and has walked 22 times. Mark Trumbo is hitting .284 and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 52 hits so far while scoring 27 runs and he's driven in 34. He has walked 12 times and has struck out 54 times. The Orioles have 407 hits, including 82 doubles and 67 home runs. They've stolen 8 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. Baltimore has walked 143 times this season and they've struck out 393 times as a unit. They've left 311 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 204 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this matchup with a 11-9 home record and a 25-21 overall mark. With an earned run average of 8.71, Mike Clevinger has a 0-1 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 10.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 12 hits. He has allowed 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.28. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 121 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 133 times and walking 61 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.08 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.36 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 373 base knocks and 178 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 138 hitters and struck out 386. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .282 average at home. The Indians hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.67 hits per contest. Jason Kipnis comes into this matchup batting .277 and he has an OBP of .323. He has 51 hits this year along with 25 runs scored and 27 RBI. He's struck out 46 times and has walked on 14 occasions. Francisco Lindor is hitting .319 and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 58 hits so far while he's scored 30 runs and drove in 22. He has earned a walk 15 times and has punched out 28 times. The Indians as a unit have 399 base hits, including 84 doubles and 49 homers. They have 32 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Cleveland as a team has walked 154 times this year and they have struck out 388 times. They've had 303 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They score 4.74 runs per game and have totaled 218 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 21-23-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 25-21-0 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 24-18-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 21-25-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/03/16 SS J.J. Hardy Foot 15-day DL (5/2)
04/23/16 P Yovani Gallardo Shoulder 15-day DL (4/23)
05/24/16 P Joba Chamberlain Side 15-day DL (5/22)
05/14/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 15-day DL (5/10)
05/02/16 C Roberto Perez Thumb 60-day DL (5/2)
04/25/16 P Carlos Carrasco Hamstring 15-day DL (4/24)
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians
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