Saturday, August 13, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker vs. Mike Clevinger
The Los Angeles Angels visit Progressive Field on Saturday to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Matt Shoemaker for the Angels and Mike Clevinger for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +130 and Cleveland at -140. The over/under was set at 9. The Angels have a 51-60-3 over/under record and a 55-59-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Indians are 58-54-0 against the run line and have a 57-46-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Angels head into this matchup with a 49-65 record, including 23-36 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker has a 6-12 record with an earned run average of 4.07 and a WHIP of 1.24. He has 123 strikeouts over his 132.2 innings pitched and he has given up 138 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.52. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 364 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen while being struck out 309 times and walking 130 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.36 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 1,052 base hits and 504 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 357 batters and struck out 808. 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 4.73.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .247, good for 22nd 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 19th in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.43 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .313 and his on-base percentage is at .424. He has 126 hits this season along with 89 runs scored and 75 runs batted in. He's struck out 96 times and has walked 76 times. Yunel Escobar is hitting .317 and he has an on-base percentage of .365. 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 52 times. The Angels have 1,025 hits, including 197 doubles and 109 home runs. They've stolen 41 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Los Angeles has walked 336 times this season and they've struck out 670 times as a unit. They've left 743 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 521 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this matchup with a 32-20 home record and a 64-48 overall mark. With an earned run average of 6.97, Mike Clevinger has a 0-1 record and a 1.79 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 20.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 24 hits. He has allowed 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.89. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 309 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 324 times and walking 135 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.28 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.41 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 931 base knocks and 434 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 133 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 333 hitters and struck out 946. 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 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .290 average at home. The Indians hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.07 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .304 and he has an OBP of .355. He has 132 hits this year along with 77 runs scored and 58 RBI. He's struck out 65 times and has walked on 37 occasions. Jason Kipnis is hitting .285 and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 123 hits so far while he's scored 67 runs and drove in 62. He has earned a walk 41 times and has punched out 98 times. The Indians as a unit have 1,016 base hits, including 203 doubles and 148 homers. They have 84 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 20 times. Cleveland as a team has walked 356 times this year and they have struck out 897 times. They've had 729 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They score 5.04 runs per game and have totaled 565 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 57-46-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 58-54-0 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
08/11/16 1B Carlos Santana Head left last game, "?" Friday vs. Los Angeles Angels
08/02/16 P Danny Salazar Elbow 15-day DL (8/2)
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 Angels
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