Friday, August 12, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Skaggs vs. Carlos Carrasco
The Los Angeles Angels head to Progressive Field on Friday to take on the Cleveland Indians. The probable pitchers are Tyler Skaggs for the Angels and Carlos Carrasco for the Indians. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles at +130 and Cleveland at -140. The over/under is 8. The Angels have a 51-60-3 over/under mark and a 55-59-0 run line record, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Indians are 57-54-0 against the run line and have a 56-46-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Angels head into this game with a 49-64 record, and they are 23-35 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs has a 1-0 record with an ERA of 2.04 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 17 strikeouts during his 17.2 innings pitched and he has given up 16 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.69. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have allowed 356 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the pen while they've been struck out 301 times and walked 129 times this year. As a unit, Los Angeles has given up 7.46 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.36 hitters per nine. They are 4th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.61. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 1,038 base hits and 491 earned runs. They have allowed 152 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 353 batters and struck out 800. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.70.
As a team, Los Angeles is hitting .247, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .251 average on the road. The Angels have a .407 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .319 which is good for 18th in the league. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.43 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .312 and his on-base percentage is at .422. He has 125 hits this season along with 88 runs scored and 74 runs batted in. He's struck out 96 times and has walked 75 times. Yunel Escobar is hitting .319 and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 130 hits so far while scoring 54 runs and he's driven in 32. He has walked 31 times and has struck out 51 times. The Angels have 1,019 hits, including 196 doubles and 107 home runs. They've stolen 41 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Los Angeles has walked 332 times this season and they've struck out 665 times as a unit. They've left 738 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 517 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this game with a 31-20 home mark and a 63-48 overall record. With an ERA of 3.17, Carlos Carrasco has a 7-6 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He has 96 strikeouts over the 102.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 82 hits. He has allowed 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.25. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 307 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 322 times and walking 133 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.44 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 925 base knocks and 430 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 131 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 329 hitters and struck out 941. 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 4.00.
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 6th in baseball with 9.03 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .305 and he has an OBP of .354. He has 131 hits this year along with 75 runs scored and 57 RBI. He's struck out 64 times and has walked on 36 occasions. Jason Kipnis is hitting .284 and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 122 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 1,002 base hits, including 197 doubles and 145 homers. They have 83 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 20 times. Cleveland as a team has walked 352 times this year and they have struck out 889 times. They've had 725 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They score 4.96 runs per game and have totaled 551 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 51-60-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 55-59-0 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 56-46-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 57-54-0 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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians
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