Sunday, June 12, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Salazar vs. David Huff
The Cleveland Indians visit Angel Stadium on Sunday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Danny Salazar for the Indians and David Huff for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -155 and Los Angeles at +145. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Indians have a 31-23-6 over/under record and a 29-31-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Angels are 30-32-0 against the run line and have a 24-35-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Indians head into this matchup with a 34-26 record, including 17-14 on the road. Starting pitcher Danny Salazar has a 6-3 record with an earned run average of 2.24 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 81 strikeouts over his 68.1 innings pitched and he has given up 44 hits so far this season. He has allowed 5.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.01. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen while being struck out 173 times and walking 72 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.06 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.34 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 485 base hits and 227 earned runs. They have allowed 70 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 170 batters and struck out 502. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 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 .224 average away from home. The Indians hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.67 hits per game. Jason Kipnis comes into this game hitting .271 and his on-base percentage is at .327. He has 64 hits this season along with 32 runs scored and 31 runs batted in. He's struck out 54 times and has walked 21 times. Francisco Lindor is hitting .298 and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 70 hits so far while scoring 38 runs and he's driven in 30. He has walked 20 times and has struck out 36 times. The Indians have 520 hits, including 106 doubles and 68 home runs. They've stolen 42 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. Cleveland has walked 198 times this season and they've struck out 487 times as a unit. They've left 393 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 283 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 12-18 home record and a 26-35 overall mark. With an earned run average of 12.27, David Huff has a 0-1 record and a 2.46 WHIP. He has 1 strikeouts over the 3.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 8 hits. He has allowed 19.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 10.49. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 188 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 165 times and walking 75 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.34. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 554 base knocks and 271 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 193 hitters and struck out 444. 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 4.64.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .217 average at home. The Angels hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.77 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .302 and he has an OBP of .404. He has 68 hits this year along with 42 runs scored and 44 RBI. He's struck out 53 times and has walked on 40 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .298 and he has an OBP of .374. He has collected 67 hits so far while he's scored 39 runs and drove in 32. He has earned a walk 26 times and has punched out 46 times. The Angels as a unit have 526 base hits, including 101 doubles and 56 homers. They have 21 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 181 times this year and they have struck out 372 times. They've had 382 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They score 4.26 runs per game and have totaled 260 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 31-23-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 29-31-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 24-35-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 30-32-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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 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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians
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