Friday, June 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Salazar vs. Jordan Zimmermann
The Cleveland Indians visit Comerica Park on Friday to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Danny Salazar for the Indians and Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -109 and Detroit at -111. The over/under was set at 8. The Indians have a 35-30-6 over/under record and a 36-35-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Tigers are 42-30-0 against the run line and have a 41-27-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
The Indians head into this matchup with a 41-30 record, including 18-18 on the road. Starting pitcher Danny Salazar has a 8-3 record with an earned run average of 2.23 and a WHIP of 1.12. He has 96 strikeouts over his 80.2 innings pitched and he has given up 52 hits so far this season. He has allowed 5.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.16. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen while being struck out 196 times and walking 78 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 7.96 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.46 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 564 base hits and 253 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 194 batters and struck out 600. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.83.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .257, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .224 average away from home. The Indians hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.75 hits per game. Jason Kipnis comes into this game hitting .265 and his on-base percentage is at .323. He has 73 hits this season along with 36 runs scored and 38 runs batted in. He's struck out 65 times and has walked 25 times. Francisco Lindor is hitting .307 and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 83 hits so far while scoring 45 runs and he's driven in 37. He has walked 27 times and has struck out 39 times. The Indians have 621 hits, including 123 doubles and 86 home runs. They've stolen 58 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 14 times. Cleveland has walked 234 times this season and they've struck out 565 times as a unit. They've left 466 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 339 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this matchup with a 20-13 home record and a 37-35 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.24, Jordan Zimmermann has a 9-3 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 86 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 83 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.63. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 233 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 186 times and walking 78 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.24 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.28 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.50. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 657 base knocks and 320 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 75 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 221 hitters and struck out 518. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .287 average at home. The Tigers hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.49 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .305 and he has an OBP of .337. He has 81 hits this year along with 36 runs scored and 40 RBI. He's struck out 72 times and has walked on 14 occasions. Ian Kinsler is hitting .299 and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 87 hits so far while he's scored 58 runs and drove in 46. He has earned a walk 19 times and has punched out 54 times. The Tigers as a unit have 683 base hits, including 119 doubles and 94 homers. They have 28 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 12 times. Detroit as a team has walked 211 times this year and they have struck out 614 times. They've had 499 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They score 4.78 runs per game and have totaled 344 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 35-30-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 36-35-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 41-27-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 42-30-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
06/21/16 P Drew VerHagen Shoulder 60-day DL (5/23)
06/17/16 RF J.D. Martinez Elbow 15-day DL (6/17)
04/04/16 P Daniel Norris Back 15-day DL (3/25), expected to be activated & start Thursday vs. Seattle Mariners
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 Indians
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