Sunday, August 14, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jered Weaver vs. Trevor Bauer
The Los Angeles Angels visit Progressive Field on Sunday to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Jered Weaver for the Angels and Trevor Bauer for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +180 and Cleveland at -190. The over/under was set at 9.5. The Angels have a 51-61-3 over/under record and a 55-60-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Indians are 59-54-0 against the run line and have a 58-46-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Angels head into this matchup with a 49-66 record, including 23-37 on the road. Starting pitcher Jered Weaver has a 8-9 record with an earned run average of 5.19 and a WHIP of 1.47. He has 67 strikeouts over his 128.1 innings pitched and he has given up 154 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.54. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 371 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen while being struck out 312 times and walking 132 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 3.62. The Angels pitchers have collectively given up 1,069 base hits and 516 earned runs. They have allowed 157 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 360 batters and struck out 816. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.74.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .248, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .251 average away from home. The Angels hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.46 hits per game. Mike Trout comes into this game hitting .312 and his on-base percentage is at .422. He has 127 hits this season along with 90 runs scored and 75 runs batted in. He's struck out 98 times and has walked 76 times. Yunel Escobar is hitting .316 and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 131 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 1,033 hits, including 200 doubles and 110 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 679 times as a unit. They've left 748 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 524 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this matchup with a 33-20 home record and a 65-48 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.88, Trevor Bauer has a 8-5 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 111 strikeouts over the 125.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 115 hits. He has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.93. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 309 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 325 times and walking 135 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.28 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.42 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 939 base knocks and 437 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 134 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 955. They give up a walk 2.9 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 .264, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .293 average at home. The Indians hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.14 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .308 and he has an OBP of .357. He has 135 hits this year along with 79 runs scored and 60 RBI. He's struck out 66 times and has walked on 37 occasions. Jason Kipnis is hitting .291 and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 127 hits so far while he's scored 70 runs and drove in 64. He has earned a walk 41 times and has punched out 99 times. The Indians as a unit have 1,033 base hits, including 207 doubles and 150 homers. They have 92 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 20 times. Cleveland as a team has walked 359 times this year and they have struck out 905 times. They've had 735 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They score 5.12 runs per game and have totaled 578 runs so far this season.
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 51-61-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 55-60-0 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 58-46-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 59-54-0 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 60-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
08/12/16 1B Carlos Santana Head "?" Saturday 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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