Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Josh Tomlin vs. Chris Young
The Cleveland Indians head to Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday to take on the Kansas City Royals. The probable pitchers are Josh Tomlin for the Indians and Chris Young for the Royals. The opening line for this game has Cleveland at -125 and Kansas City at +115. The over/under is 8.5. The Indians have a 32-24-6 over/under mark and a 31-31-0 run line record, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Royals are 33-29-0 against the run line and have a 26-32-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Indians head into this game with a 35-27 record, and they are 18-15 on the road. Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin has a 8-1 record with an ERA of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 45 strikeouts during his 67.1 innings pitched and he has given up 69 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.45. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have allowed 158 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the pen while they've been struck out 175 times and walked 74 times this year. As a unit, Cleveland has given up 8.1 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.29 hitters per nine. They are 7th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.74. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 503 base hits and 232 earned runs. They have allowed 71 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 177 batters and struck out 515. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.94.
As a team, Cleveland is hitting .253, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .226 average on the road. The Indians have a .414 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .318 which is good for 17th in the league. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.68 hits per contest. Jason Kipnis comes into this game hitting .267 and his on-base percentage is at .322. He has 64 hits this season along with 32 runs scored and 31 runs batted in. He's struck out 55 times and has walked 21 times. Francisco Lindor is hitting .304 and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 73 hits so far while scoring 40 runs and he's driven in 33. He has walked 21 times and has struck out 36 times. The Indians have 538 hits, including 108 doubles and 71 home runs. They've stolen 44 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. Cleveland has walked 202 times this season and they've struck out 505 times as a unit. They've left 406 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 294 runs so far this year.
Kansas City comes into this game with a 19-7 home mark and a 32-30 overall record. With an ERA of 6.37, Chris Young has a 2-6 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 41 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 46 hits. He has allowed 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.48. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.61 and they have given up 175 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Royals bullpen while being struck out 206 times and walking 71 times this season. As a team, Kansas City has allowed 8.64 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.41 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 519 base knocks and 242 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 74 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Kansas City as a staff has walked 204 hitters and struck out 505. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.29.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .275 average at home. The Royals hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.13 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .318 and he has an OBP of .374. He has 74 hits this year along with 32 runs scored and 38 RBI. He's struck out 47 times and has walked on 22 occasions. Alcides Escobar is hitting .243 and he has an OBP of .269. He has collected 65 hits so far while he's scored 21 runs and drove in 16. He has earned a walk 9 times and has punched out 43 times. The Royals as a unit have 566 base hits, including 102 doubles and 54 homers. They have 43 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 14 times. Kansas City as a team has walked 142 times this year and they have struck out 453 times. They've had 418 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They score 3.81 runs per game and have totaled 236 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 32-24-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 31-31-0 against the run line so far this season
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 26-32-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 33-29-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/13/16 3B Juan Uribe Groin doubtful Monday vs. Kansas City Royals
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)
Kansas City Royals
06/02/16 CF Brett Eibner Ankle 15-day DL (6/1)
05/26/16 3B Mike Moustakas Knee 15-day DL (5/23); out for season
05/23/16 LF Alex Gordon Wrist 15-day DL (5/22)
05/12/16 P Kris Medlen Shoulder 15-day DL (5/11)
04/10/16 P Mike Minor Shoulder 60-day DL (3/15)
04/04/16 P Tim Collins Elbow 60-day DL; out for season
03/31/16 P Jason Vargas Elbow 60-day DL (3/15)
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals
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