Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Matt Wisler
The Cleveland Indians visit Turner Field on Tuesday to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Matt Wisler for the Braves. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -175 and Atlanta at +165. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians have a 37-31-6 over/under record and a 39-35-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Braves are 34-41-0 against the run line and have a 32-37-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
The Indians head into this matchup with a 44-30 record, including 21-18 on the road. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber has a 7-7 record with an earned run average of 3.59 and a WHIP of 1.01. He has 103 strikeouts over his 102.2 innings pitched and he has given up 82 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.84. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 174 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen while being struck out 199 times and walking 78 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 7.89 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.34 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.51. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 583 base hits and 259 earned runs. They have allowed 82 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 201 batters and struck out 616. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.85.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .259, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .230 average away from home. The Indians hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.84 hits per game. 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 .311 and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 88 hits so far while scoring 49 runs and he's driven in 39. He has walked 27 times and has struck out 41 times. The Indians have 654 hits, including 125 doubles and 94 home runs. They've stolen 58 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 14 times. Cleveland has walked 238 times this season and they've struck out 585 times as a unit. They've left 477 men on base and have a team OPS of .756. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 361 runs so far this year.
Atlanta comes into this matchup with a 11-29 home record and a 26-49 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.22, Matt Wisler has a 3-7 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 89.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 83 hits. He has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.63. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 241 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Braves bullpen while being struck out 266 times and walking 125 times this season. As a team, Atlanta has allowed 8.42 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.86 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 637 base knocks and 327 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year and they give up 1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a staff has walked 260 hitters and struck out 595. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.14.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .238 average at home. The Braves hold a .336 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.09 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .257 and he has an OBP of .340. He has 72 hits this year along with 29 runs scored and 40 RBI. He's struck out 46 times and has walked on 35 occasions. Freddie Freeman is hitting .282 and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 79 hits so far while he's scored 36 runs and drove in 28. He has earned a walk 33 times and has punched out 81 times. The Braves as a unit have 607 base hits, including 118 doubles and 37 homers. They have 42 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 19 times. Atlanta as a team has walked 213 times this year and they have struck out 576 times. They've had 538 men left on base and have an OPS of .638. They score 3.33 runs per game and have totaled 250 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 37-31-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 39-35-0 against the run line so far this season
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 32-37-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 34-41-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/26/16 2B Jason Kipnis Illness "?" Monday vs. Atlanta Braves
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)
06/20/16 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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians
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