Sunday, April 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Shane Greene
The Cleveland Indians visit Comerica Park on Sunday to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and Shane Greene for the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -121 and Detroit at +111. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Indians have a 7-7-1 over/under record and a 6-9-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 40% of the time. The Tigers are 9-7-0 against the run line and have a 10-6-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
The Indians head into this matchup with a 8-7 record, including 5-2 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 2.79 and a WHIP of 1.03. He has 18 strikeouts over his 19.1 innings pitched and he has given up 15 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.63. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 30 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .192 against the bullpen while being struck out 36 times and walking 19 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.21 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 107 base hits and 58 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 42 batters and struck out 114. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .234, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .223 average away from home. The Indians hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 7.79 hits per game. Jason Kipnis comes into this game hitting .264 and his on-base percentage is at .317. He has 14 hits this season along with 7 runs scored and 6 runs batted in. He's struck out 17 times and has walked 5 times. Francisco Lindor is hitting .296 and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 16 hits so far while scoring 8 runs and he's driven in 5. He has walked 5 times and has struck out 13 times. The Indians have 109 hits, including 24 doubles and 14 home runs. They've stolen 11 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 3 times. Cleveland has walked 44 times this season and they've struck out 132 times as a unit. They've left 91 men on base and have a team OPS of .678. They score 4.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 55 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this matchup with a 2-4 home record and a 8-8 overall mark. With an earned run average of 7.15, Shane Greene has a 1-1 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 11.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 9 hits. He has allowed 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.56. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.88 and they have given up 55 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 38 times and walking 14 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.38 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.59. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 133 base knocks and 53 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 54 hitters and struck out 109. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .262 average at home. The Tigers hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.33 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .220 and he has an OBP of .313. He has 13 hits this year along with 7 runs scored and 6 RBI. He's struck out 13 times and has walked on 8 occasions. Ian Kinsler is hitting .358 and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 24 hits so far while he's scored 14 runs and drove in 12. He has earned a walk 2 times and has punched out 11 times. The Tigers as a unit have 140 base hits, including 25 doubles and 18 homers. They have 2 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 2 times. Detroit as a team has walked 42 times this year and they have struck out 130 times. They've had 108 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They score 4.86 runs per game and have totaled 68 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 7-7-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 6-9-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 10-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 9-7-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/20/16 P Carlos Carrasco Ankle is upgraded to expected to start Sunday vs Detroit Tigers
04/05/16 P Tommy Hunter Side 15-day DL (3/26)
04/04/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/12/16 C James McCann Ankle 15-day DL (4/12)
04/04/16 CF Cameron Maybin Wrist 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Daniel Norris Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jeff Ferrell Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Angel Nesbitt Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers
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