Tuesday, August 9, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer vs. Max Scherzer
The Cleveland Indians head to Nationals Park on Tuesday to take on the Washington Nationals. The probable pitchers are Trevor Bauer for the Indians and Max Scherzer for the Nationals. The opening line for this game has Cleveland at +190 and Washington at -205. The over/under is 7. The Indians have a 55-45-9 over/under mark and a 56-53-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Nationals are 59-52-0 against the run line and have a 52-52-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Indians head into this game with a 62-47 record, and they are 31-27 on the road. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has a 7-5 record with an ERA of 4.08 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 107 strikeouts during his 119 innings pitched and he has given up 111 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.98. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have allowed 302 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the pen while they've been struck out 313 times and walked 132 times this year. As a unit, Cleveland has given up 8.29 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.43 hitters per nine. They are 8th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.86. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 908 base hits and 423 earned runs. They have allowed 129 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 325 batters and struck out 924. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team, Cleveland is hitting .262, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .240 average on the road. The Indians have a .438 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .326 which is good for 14th in the league. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.06 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this game hitting .306 and his on-base percentage is at .356. He has 129 hits this season along with 73 runs scored and 55 runs batted in. He's struck out 63 times and has walked 36 times. Jason Kipnis is hitting .284 and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 120 hits so far while scoring 64 runs and he's driven in 61. He has walked 39 times and has struck out 96 times. The Indians have 987 hits, including 192 doubles and 144 home runs. They've stolen 80 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 20 times. Cleveland has walked 350 times this season and they've struck out 866 times as a unit. They've left 716 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 4.99 runs per contest and have scored a total of 544 runs so far this year.
Washington comes into this game with a 33-21 home mark and a 66-45 overall record. With an ERA of 2.87, Max Scherzer has a 12-6 record and a 0.93 WHIP. He has 198 strikeouts over the 156.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 107 hits. He has allowed 6.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.4. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.02 and they have given up 271 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Nationals bullpen while being struck out 328 times and walking 105 times this season. As a team, Washington has allowed 7.64 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.29 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.21. The Nationals pitchers as a team have surrendered 856 base knocks and 360 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 103 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a staff has walked 316 hitters and struck out 1,041. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.44.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .247 average at home. The Nationals hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.56 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this matchup batting .350 and he has an OBP of .390. He has 139 hits this year along with 66 runs scored and 81 RBI. He's struck out 44 times and has walked on 23 occasions. Bryce Harper is hitting .233 and he has an OBP of .374. He has collected 83 hits so far while he's scored 59 runs and drove in 57. He has earned a walk 82 times and has punched out 78 times. The Nationals as a unit have 950 base hits, including 183 doubles and 147 homers. They have 76 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 29 times. Washington as a team has walked 388 times this year and they have struck out 843 times. They've had 762 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They score 4.7 runs per game and have totaled 522 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 55-45-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 56-53-0 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 52-52-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 59-52-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/02/16 P Danny Salazar Elbow 15-day DL (8/2)
07/31/16 P Jeff Manship Wrist 15-day DL (7/27)
07/19/16 C Yan Gomes Shoulder 15-day DL (7/18)
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)
08/08/16 RF Bryce Harper Neck "?" Tuesday vs. Cleveland Indians
08/07/16 1B Ryan Zimmerman Wrist 15-day DL (8/1)
07/30/16 C Jose Lobaton Elbow 15-day DL (7/20)
07/27/16 2B Stephen Drew Vertigo 15-day DL (7/24)
07/03/16 P Joe Ross Shoulder 15-day DL (7/3)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
Josh's Pick: Take the Nationals
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