Monday, September 26, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Buck Farmer
The Cleveland Indians head to Comerica Park on Monday to take on the Detroit Tigers. The probable pitchers are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Buck Farmer for the Tigers. The Indians have a 76-68-10 over/under mark and a 72-82-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Tigers are 83-71-0 against the run line and have a 76-71-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
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The Indians head into this game with a 90-64 record, and they are 37-37 on the road. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber has a 18-9 record with an ERA of 3.11 and a WHIP of 1.05. He has 224 strikeouts during his 211 innings pitched and he has given up 165 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.19. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have allowed 417 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the pen while they've been struck out 485 times and walked 181 times this year. As a unit, Cleveland has given up 8.25 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.73 hitters per nine. They are 7th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.81. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 1,271 base hits and 587 earned runs. They have allowed 179 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 446 batters and struck out 1,346. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team, Cleveland is hitting .264, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .237 average on the road. The Indians have a .433 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .330 which is good for 5th in the league. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.04 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this game hitting .302 and his on-base percentage is at .354. He has 179 hits this season along with 96 runs scored and 72 runs batted in. He's struck out 87 times and has walked 51 times. Jason Kipnis is hitting .277 and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 163 hits so far while scoring 89 runs and he's driven in 80. He has walked 58 times and has struck out 138 times. The Indians have 1,392 hits, including 298 doubles and 181 home runs. They've stolen 130 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 29 times. Cleveland has walked 502 times this season and they've struck out 1,187 times as a unit. They've left 1,038 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 751 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this game with a 43-33 home mark and a 83-71 overall record. With an ERA of 4.07, Buck Farmer has a 0-0 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 24.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 21 hits. He has allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.78. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.17 and they have given up 478 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 425 times and walking 176 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 8.92 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.72 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,359 base knocks and 643 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 172 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 443 hitters and struck out 1,176. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .269 average at home. The Tigers hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.1 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this matchup batting .282 and he has an OBP of .343. He has 166 hits this year along with 110 runs scored and 78 RBI. He's struck out 109 times and has walked on 43 occasions. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .307 and he has an OBP of .387. He has collected 174 hits so far while he's scored 85 runs and drove in 94. He has earned a walk 73 times and has punched out 110 times. The Tigers as a unit have 1,402 base hits, including 237 doubles and 198 homers. They have 58 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 27 times. Detroit as a team has walked 472 times this year and they have struck out 1,243 times. They've had 1,058 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They score 4.61 runs per game and have totaled 710 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 76-68-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 72-82-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 76-71-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 83-71-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/17/16 C Yan Gomes Wrist 60-day DL (7/18)
09/17/16 P Carlos Carrasco Hand out indefinitely
09/13/16 P Danny Salazar Forearm out indefinitely
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); out for season
08/07/16 3B Nick Castellanos Hand 15-day DL (8/7)
06/21/16 P Drew VerHagen Shoulder 60-day DL (5/23), out for season
04/04/16 P Jeff Ferrell Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Angel Nesbitt Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers
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