Thursday, August 11, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jhoulys Chacin vs. Corey Kluber
The Los Angeles Angels visit Progressive Field on Thursday to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Jhoulys Chacin for the Angels and Corey Kluber for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +212 and Cleveland at -230. The over/under was set at 8. The Angels have a 50-60-3 over/under record and a 55-58-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Indians are 57-53-0 against the run line and have a 55-46-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Angels head into this matchup with a 49-63 record, including 23-34 on the road. Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin has a 3-7 record with an earned run average of 5.27 and a WHIP of 1.46. He has 78 strikeouts over his 97.1 innings pitched and he has given up 104 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.29. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 355 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen while being struck out 301 times and walking 129 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.33 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.59. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 1,031 base hits and 488 earned runs. They have allowed 151 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 352 batters and struck out 794. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.71.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .248, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .251 average away from home. The Angels hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.43 hits per game. Kole Calhoun comes into this game hitting .276 and his on-base percentage is at .354. He has 115 hits this season along with 68 runs scored and 55 runs batted in. He's struck out 80 times and has walked 49 times. Mike Trout is hitting .312 and he has an on-base percentage of .424. He has totaled 124 hits so far while scoring 88 runs and he's driven in 74. He has walked 75 times and has struck out 94 times. The Angels have 1,013 hits, including 195 doubles and 107 home runs. They've stolen 39 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Los Angeles has walked 330 times this season and they've struck out 655 times as a unit. They've left 731 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 516 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this matchup with a 31-20 home record and a 63-47 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.22, Corey Kluber has a 11-8 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 153 strikeouts over the 151 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 118 hits. He has allowed 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.79. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 304 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 318 times and walking 133 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.27 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.44 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 914 base knocks and 424 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 130 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 328 hitters and struck out 933. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .288 average at home. The Indians hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.02 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .305 and he has an OBP of .355. He has 130 hits this year along with 74 runs scored and 55 RBI. He's struck out 64 times and has walked on 36 occasions. Jason Kipnis is hitting .284 and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 121 hits so far while he's scored 65 runs and drove in 61. He has earned a walk 39 times and has punched out 98 times. The Indians as a unit have 992 base hits, including 194 doubles and 144 homers. They have 81 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 20 times. Cleveland as a team has walked 351 times this year and they have struck out 880 times. They've had 719 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They score 4.97 runs per game and have totaled 547 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 50-60-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 55-58-0 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 55-46-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 57-53-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Angels
08/10/16 P Cam Bedrosia Finger 15-day DL (8/4)
08/02/16 P Huston Street Knee 15-day DL (8/2)
07/20/16 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 15-day DL (7/19)
07/09/16 1B C.J. Cron Hand 15-day DL (7/8)
06/14/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 60-day DL (6/14)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (4/4), out for season
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels
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