Sunday, July 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Vance Worley
The Cleveland Indians visit Oriole Park on Sunday to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Vance Worley for the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -133 and Baltimore at +123. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Indians have a 49-38-8 over/under record and a 51-44-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Orioles are 52-43-0 against the run line and have a 45-47-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
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The Indians head into this matchup with a 56-39 record, including 30-23 on the road. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber has a 9-8 record with an earned run average of 3.42 and a WHIP of 1.02. He has 130 strikeouts over his 129 innings pitched and he has given up 102 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.9. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 252 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen while being struck out 272 times and walking 114 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.05 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.46 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 772 base hits and 347 earned runs. They have allowed 105 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 277 batters and struck out 812. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.87.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .260, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .239 average away from home. The Indians hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.03 hits per game. Francisco Lindor comes into this game hitting .301 and his on-base percentage is at .359. He has 110 hits this season along with 67 runs scored and 49 runs batted in. He's struck out 57 times and has walked 35 times. Jason Kipnis is hitting .285 and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 105 hits so far while scoring 53 runs and he's driven in 52. He has walked 32 times and has struck out 85 times. The Indians have 858 hits, including 170 doubles and 125 home runs. They've stolen 70 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 18 times. Cleveland has walked 303 times this season and they've struck out 759 times as a unit. They've left 623 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 473 runs so far this year.
Baltimore comes into this matchup with a 34-14 home record and a 55-40 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.16, Vance Worley has a 2-1 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 51.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 52 hits. He has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.19. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.07 and they have given up 292 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 295 times and walking 132 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 9.06 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.53 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 847 base knocks and 398 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 332 hitters and struck out 704. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.42.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .280 average at home. The Orioles hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.21 hits per contest. Mark Trumbo comes into this matchup batting .284 and he has an OBP of .337. He has 107 hits this year along with 56 runs scored and 71 RBI. He's struck out 105 times and has walked on 28 occasions. Manny Machado is hitting .314 and he has an OBP of .374. He has collected 115 hits so far while he's scored 66 runs and drove in 55. He has earned a walk 34 times and has punched out 70 times. The Orioles as a unit have 875 base hits, including 177 doubles and 144 homers. They have 13 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Baltimore as a team has walked 282 times this year and they have struck out 797 times. They've had 640 men left on base and have an OPS of .783. They score 4.85 runs per game and have totaled 461 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 49-38-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 51-44-0 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 45-47-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 52-43-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/22/16 3B Juan Uribe Head left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Baltimore Orioles
07/22/16 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Illness "?" Saturday vs. Baltimore Orioles
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)
07/22/16 RF Joey Rickard Thumb 15-day DL (7/21)
07/22/16 C Matt Wieters Foot "?" Saturday vs. Cleveland Indians
07/20/16 LF Hyun-soo Kim Hamstring 15-day DL (7/11)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians
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