Friday, June 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Hector Santiago
The Cleveland Indians visit Angel Stadium on Friday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Hector Santiago for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -125 and Los Angeles at +115. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians have a 30-23-5 over/under record and a 27-31-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Angels are 30-31-0 against the run line and have a 24-34-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
The Indians head into this matchup with a 32-26 record, including 15-14 on the road. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 3.84 and a WHIP of 1.08. He has 79 strikeouts over his 79.2 innings pitched and he has given up 68 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.03. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have given up 148 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen while being struck out 169 times and walking 71 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.06 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.35 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 469 base hits and 222 earned runs. They have allowed 67 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 168 batters and struck out 486. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .253, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .223 average away from home. The Indians hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.67 hits per game. Jason Kipnis comes into this game hitting .263 and his on-base percentage is at .319. He has 60 hits this season along with 31 runs scored and 29 runs batted in. He's struck out 53 times and has walked 20 times. Francisco Lindor is hitting .304 and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 69 hits so far while scoring 38 runs and he's driven in 29. He has walked 20 times and has struck out 35 times. The Indians have 503 hits, including 102 doubles and 67 home runs. They've stolen 40 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Cleveland has walked 189 times this season and they've struck out 473 times as a unit. They've left 379 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 272 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 12-17 home record and a 26-33 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.07, Hector Santiago has a 3-3 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 56 strikeouts over the 65.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 59 hits. He has allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.56. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 181 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 158 times and walking 73 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.12 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.22 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.36. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 533 base knocks and 260 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 82 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 187 hitters and struck out 432. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.69.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .217 average at home. The Angels hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.82 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .309 and he has an OBP of .413. He has 67 hits this year along with 41 runs scored and 43 RBI. He's struck out 51 times and has walked on 40 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .300 and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 65 hits so far while he's scored 39 runs and drove in 32. He has earned a walk 26 times and has punched out 44 times. The Angels as a unit have 515 base hits, including 97 doubles and 55 homers. They have 20 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 14 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 179 times this year and they have struck out 355 times. They've had 374 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They score 4.32 runs per game and have totaled 255 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 30-23-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 27-31-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 24-34-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 30-31-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/09/16 LF Jose Ramirez Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Seattle Mariners
06/09/16 C Yan Gomes Groin "?" Thursday vs. Seattle Mariners
06/07/16 P Danny Salazar Shoulder "?" for next scheduled start Sunday vs. Los Angeles Angels
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)
Los Angeles Angels
06/07/16 P Joe Smith Hamstring 15-day DL (6/7)
06/04/16 P Nick Tropeano Shoulder 15-day DL (6/3)
06/01/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 15-day DL (6/1)
05/18/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 15-day DL (5/13)
05/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (5/17)
05/17/16 LF Daniel Nava Groin 15-day DL (5/17)
05/10/16 SS Andrelton Simmons Thumb 15-day DL (5/8)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 15-day DL (4/26)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Shoulder 60-day DL (4/4)
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians
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