Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer vs. Chris Devenski
The Cleveland Indians visit Minute Maid Park on Tuesday to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Trevor Bauer for the Indians and Chris Devenski for the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +100 and Houston at -120. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Indians have a 14-12-2 over/under record and a 12-16-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Astros are 12-20-0 against the run line and have a 16-12-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 38% of the time.
The Indians head into this matchup with a 15-13 record, including 7-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 5.14 and a WHIP of 1.43. He has 22 strikeouts over his 21 innings pitched and he has given up 21 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.41. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 70 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen while being struck out 75 times and walking 32 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 7.83 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.08 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 218 base hits and 104 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 71 batters and struck out 223. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.79.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .252, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .245 average away from home. The Indians hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.43 hits per game. Jason Kipnis comes into this game hitting .261 and his on-base percentage is at .309. He has 29 hits this season along with 17 runs scored and 13 runs batted in. He's struck out 36 times and has walked 9 times. Francisco Lindor is hitting .324 and he has an on-base percentage of .388. He has totaled 35 hits so far while scoring 19 runs and he's driven in 12. He has walked 11 times and has struck out 21 times. The Indians have 236 hits, including 50 doubles and 26 home runs. They've stolen 21 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. Cleveland has walked 89 times this season and they've struck out 243 times as a unit. They've left 176 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 124 runs so far this year.
Houston comes into this matchup with a 8-9 home record and a 12-20 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.46, Chris Devenski has a 0-1 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 24.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 22 hits. He has allowed 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.42. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 92 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 104 times and walking 24 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 9.63 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.61 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 301 base knocks and 143 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 41 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Houston as a staff has walked 84 hitters and struck out 238. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .248 average at home. The Astros hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 7.66 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .325 and he has an OBP of .415. He has 40 hits this year along with 30 runs scored and 19 RBI. He's struck out 16 times and has walked on 16 occasions. Carlos Correa is hitting .286 and he has an OBP of .398. He has collected 32 hits so far while he's scored 17 runs and drove in 16. He has earned a walk 20 times and has punched out 30 times. The Astros as a unit have 245 base hits, including 68 doubles and 41 homers. They have 27 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. Houston as a team has walked 123 times this year and they have struck out 309 times. They've had 208 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They score 4.12 runs per game and have totaled 132 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 14-12-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 12-16-0 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 16-12-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 12-20-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/02/16 C Roberto Perez Thumb 15-day DL (5/2)
04/25/16 P Carlos Carrasco Hamstring 15-day DL (4/24)
04/04/16 P Lance McCuller Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/02/16 C Max Stassi Wrist 15-day DL (3/29)
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros
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