Saturday, June 25, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Anibal Sanchez
The Cleveland Indians head to Comerica Park on Saturday to take on the Detroit Tigers. The probable pitchers are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers. The opening line for this game has Cleveland at -127 and Detroit at +117. The over/under is 9. The Indians have a 35-30-6 over/under mark and a 36-35-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Tigers are 42-31-0 against the run line and have a 41-28-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
The Indians head into this game with a 41-30 record, and they are 18-18 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has a 2-2 record with an ERA of 3.26 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 42 strikeouts during his 47 innings pitched and he has given up 45 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.65. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have allowed 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the pen while they've been struck out 196 times and walked 78 times this year. As a unit, Cleveland has given up 7.96 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.46 hitters per nine. They are 6th in the Majors 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 hitting .257, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .224 average on the road. The Indians have a .424 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .322 which is good for 16th in the league. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.75 hits per contest. 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 game with a 21-13 home mark and a 38-35 overall record. With an ERA of 5.97, Anibal Sanchez has a 4-7 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 66.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 75 hits. He has allowed 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.73. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 235 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 189 times and walking 80 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.21 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.28 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.49. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 665 base knocks and 324 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 79 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 223 hitters and struck out 526. 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 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .285 average at home. The Tigers hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.47 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .300 and he has an OBP of .334. He has 81 hits this year along with 37 runs scored and 40 RBI. He's struck out 72 times and has walked on 15 occasions. Ian Kinsler is hitting .298 and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 88 hits so far while he's scored 58 runs and drove in 46. He has earned a walk 20 times and has punched out 54 times. The Tigers as a unit have 691 base hits, including 121 doubles and 95 homers. They have 30 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 12 times. Detroit as a team has walked 219 times this year and they have struck out 625 times. They've had 510 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They score 4.78 runs per game and have totaled 349 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 41-28-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 42-31-0 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 Jeff Ferrell Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Angel Nesbitt Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers
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