Friday, July 22, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer vs. Dylan Bundy
The Cleveland Indians visit Oriole Park on Friday to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Trevor Bauer for the Indians and Dylan Bundy for the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -103 and Baltimore at -107. The over/under was set at 9. The Indians have a 49-37-8 over/under record and a 51-43-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Orioles are 50-43-0 against the run line and have a 45-45-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
The Indians head into this matchup with a 56-38 record, including 30-22 on the road. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has a 7-3 record with an earned run average of 3.36 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 97 strikeouts over his 107 innings pitched and he has given up 93 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.49. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 247 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen while being struck out 271 times and walking 114 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.02 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.48 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.60. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 762 base hits and 342 earned runs. They have allowed 103 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 273 batters and struck out 806. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.86.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .260, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .239 average away from home. The Indians hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 9.04 hits per game. Francisco Lindor comes into this game hitting .299 and his on-base percentage is at .358. He has 108 hits this season along with 67 runs scored and 49 runs batted in. He's struck out 56 times and has walked 35 times. Jason Kipnis is hitting .285 and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 104 hits so far while scoring 53 runs and he's driven in 52. He has walked 32 times and has struck out 84 times. The Indians have 850 hits, including 168 doubles and 125 home runs. They've stolen 70 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 18 times. Cleveland has walked 302 times this season and they've struck out 750 times as a unit. They've left 615 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 5.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 472 runs so far this year.
Baltimore comes into this matchup with a 33-14 home record and a 53-40 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.70, Dylan Bundy has a 2-2 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 41.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 51 hits. He has allowed 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.6. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 288 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 290 times and walking 131 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 9.12 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.51 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 834 base knocks and 397 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 108 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a staff has walked 329 hitters and struck out 687. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.49.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .278 average at home. The Orioles hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.2 hits per contest. Mark Trumbo comes into this matchup batting .285 and he has an OBP of .338. He has 105 hits this year along with 55 runs scored and 68 RBI. He's struck out 104 times and has walked on 28 occasions. Manny Machado is hitting .308 and he has an OBP of .366. He has collected 111 hits so far while he's scored 63 runs and drove in 54. He has earned a walk 32 times and has punched out 70 times. The Orioles as a unit have 856 base hits, including 176 doubles and 142 homers. They have 13 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Baltimore as a team has walked 277 times this year and they have struck out 788 times. They've had 626 men left on base and have an OPS of .785. They score 4.86 runs per game and have totaled 452 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 49-37-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 51-43-0 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 45-45-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 50-43-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/19/16 C Yan Gomes Shoulder 15-day DL (7/18)
07/18/16 P Tommy Hunter Back 15-day DL (7/10)
07/07/16 P Zach McAllister Hip 15-day DL (7/6)
06/01/16 LF Marlon Byrd Suspension out for season
05/14/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/10)
07/21/16 CF Adam Jones Back injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. New York Yankees
07/20/16 1B Chris Davis Illness "?" Thursday vs. New York Yankees
07/20/16 LF Hyun-soo Kim Hamstring 15-day DL (7/11)
07/20/16 C Matt Wieters Foot "?" Thursday vs. New York Yankees
07/01/16 P T.J. McFarland Knee 15-day DL (6/29)
06/21/16 P Brian Duensing Elbow 15-day DL (6/20)
06/04/16 P Darren O'Day Hamstring 15-day DL (6/3)
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians
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