Monday, June 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer vs. John Gant
The Cleveland Indians head to Turner Field on Monday to take on the Atlanta Braves. The probable pitchers are Trevor Bauer for the Indians and John Gant for the Braves. The opening line for this game has Cleveland at -173 and Atlanta at +163. The over/under is 8. The Indians have a 36-31-6 over/under mark and a 38-35-0 run line record, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Braves are 33-41-0 against the run line and have a 32-36-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
The Indians head into this game with a 43-30 record, and they are 20-18 on the road. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has a 5-2 record with an ERA of 3.20 and a WHIP of 1.16. He has 79 strikeouts during his 84.1 innings pitched and he has given up 71 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.29. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have allowed 174 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the pen while they've been struck out 198 times and walked 78 times this year. As a unit, Cleveland has given up 7.92 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 hitters per nine. They are 6th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.51. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 577 base hits and 256 earned runs. They have allowed 79 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 200 batters and struck out 612. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.81.
As a team, Cleveland is hitting .257, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .227 average on the road. The Indians have a .430 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .322 which is good for 18th in the league. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.78 hits per contest. Jason Kipnis comes into this game hitting .269 and his on-base percentage is at .325. He has 76 hits this season along with 36 runs scored and 41 runs batted in. He's struck out 66 times and has walked 25 times. Francisco Lindor is hitting .306 and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 85 hits so far while scoring 47 runs and he's driven in 39. He has walked 27 times and has struck out 40 times. The Indians have 641 hits, including 125 doubles and 90 home runs. They've stolen 58 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 14 times. Cleveland has walked 236 times this season and they've struck out 575 times as a unit. They've left 473 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 352 runs so far this year.
Atlanta comes into this game with a 10-29 home mark and a 25-49 overall record. With an ERA of 4.45, John Gant has a 1-2 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 28.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 28 hits. He has allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.73. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 238 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Braves bullpen while being struck out 263 times and walking 125 times this season. As a team, Atlanta has allowed 8.44 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.82 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 630 base knocks and 325 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a staff has walked 260 hitters and struck out 584. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .236 average at home. The Braves hold a .333 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.07 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .254 and he has an OBP of .338. He has 70 hits this year along with 28 runs scored and 39 RBI. He's struck out 45 times and has walked on 35 occasions. Freddie Freeman is hitting .274 and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 76 hits so far while he's scored 34 runs and drove in 27. He has earned a walk 32 times and has punched out 81 times. The Braves as a unit have 597 base hits, including 115 doubles and 35 homers. They have 41 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 19 times. Atlanta as a team has walked 211 times this year and they have struck out 574 times. They've had 531 men left on base and have an OPS of .635. They score 3.31 runs per game and have totaled 245 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 36-31-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 38-35-0 against the run line so far this season
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 32-36-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 33-41-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/26/16 2B Jason Kipnis Illness is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Detroit Tigers
06/01/16 LF Marlon Byrd Suspension out for season
05/14/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 15-day DL (5/10)
05/02/16 C Roberto Perez Thumb 60-day DL (5/2)
06/26/16 SS Erick Aybar Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. New York Mets
06/20/16 LF Mallex Smith Thumb 15-day DL (6/20)
06/08/16 P Williams Perez Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (6/7)
06/03/16 P Mike Foltynewicz Elbow 15-day DL (6/1)
06/02/16 3B Gordon Beckham Hamstring 15-day DL (6/2)
05/27/16 2B Hector Olivera Suspension 82 game suspension, eligible to return (8/1)
04/12/16 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
04/04/16 P Andrew McKirahan Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Paco Rodriguez Elbow out for season
04/04/16 P Shae Simmons Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves
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