Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer vs. Michael Fulmer
The Cleveland Indians head to Comerica Park on Wednesday to take on the Detroit Tigers. The probable pitchers are Trevor Bauer for the Indians and Michael Fulmer for the Tigers. The opening line for this game has Cleveland at +127 and Detroit at -137. The over/under is 8.5. The Indians have a 77-69-10 over/under mark and a 73-83-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Tigers are 83-73-0 against the run line and have a 78-71-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Indians head into this game with a 91-65 record, and they are 38-37 on the road. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has a 12-8 record with an ERA of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.31. He has 159 strikeouts during his 184 innings pitched and he has given up 173 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.08. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.32 and they have allowed 423 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the pen while they've been struck out 494 times and walked 184 times this year. As a unit, Cleveland has given up 8.24 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.71 hitters per nine. They are 6th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.79. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 1,287 base hits and 592 earned runs. They have allowed 180 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 450 batters and struck out 1,359. 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 3.90.
As a team, Cleveland is hitting .263, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .237 average on the road. The Indians have a .431 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .329 which is good for 7th in the league. They rank 7th in baseball with 8.99 hits per contest. Jason Kipnis comes into this game hitting .274 and his on-base percentage is at .340. He has 164 hits this season along with 90 runs scored and 81 runs batted in. He's struck out 142 times and has walked 58 times. Francisco Lindor is hitting .301 and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 179 hits so far while scoring 96 runs and he's driven in 72. He has walked 53 times and has struck out 87 times. The Indians have 1,402 hits, including 299 doubles and 183 home runs. They've stolen 131 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 29 times. Cleveland has walked 511 times this season and they've struck out 1,204 times as a unit. They've left 1,051 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 758 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this game with a 43-35 home mark and a 83-73 overall record. With an ERA of 2.95, Michael Fulmer has a 11-7 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He has 129 strikeouts over the 155.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 130 hits. He has allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.74. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 496 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 436 times and walking 179 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 8.98 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,386 base knocks and 661 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 178 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 450 hitters and struck out 1,189. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .271 average at home. The Tigers hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.16 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .307 and he has an OBP of .387. He has 177 hits this year along with 86 runs scored and 97 RBI. He's struck out 112 times and has walked on 74 occasions. Ian Kinsler is hitting .287 and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 172 hits so far while he's scored 113 runs and drove in 78. He has earned a walk 43 times and has punched out 109 times. The Tigers as a unit have 1,429 base hits, including 241 doubles and 201 homers. They have 58 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 28 times. Detroit as a team has walked 479 times this year and they have struck out 1,258 times. They've had 1,077 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They score 4.63 runs per game and have totaled 723 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 77-69-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 73-83-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 78-71-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 83-73-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/26/16 P Corey Kluber Groin "?" for next scheduled start
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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