Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Duffey vs. Trevor Bauer
The Minnesota Twins visit Progressive Field on Wednesday to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Tyler Duffey for the Twins and Trevor Bauer for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +180 and Cleveland at -190. The over/under was set at 9. The Twins have a 61-38-6 over/under record and a 55-50-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Indians are 54-49-0 against the run line and have a 51-43-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Twins head into this matchup with a 41-64 record, including 18-32 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyler Duffey has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 6.12 and a WHIP of 1.54. He has 70 strikeouts over his 89.2 innings pitched and he has given up 115 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 376 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the bullpen while being struck out 343 times and walking 111 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 9.99 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.39 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Twins pitchers have collectively given up 1,037 base hits and 501 earned runs. They have allowed 140 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 275 batters and struck out 767. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team, Minnesota is batting .254, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Twins hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.77 hits per game. Eduardo Nunez comes into this game hitting .295 and his on-base percentage is at .326. He has 112 hits this season along with 49 runs scored and 49 runs batted in. He's struck out 60 times and has walked 17 times. Joe Mauer is hitting .268 and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 97 hits so far while scoring 53 runs and he's driven in 34. He has walked 59 times and has struck out 66 times. The Twins have 921 hits, including 189 doubles and 124 home runs. They've stolen 70 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. Minnesota has walked 331 times this season and they've struck out 900 times as a unit. They've left 736 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 473 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this matchup with a 30-18 home record and a 60-43 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.64, Trevor Bauer has a 7-4 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 106 strikeouts over the 116.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 103 hits. He has allowed 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.89. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 281 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 294 times and walking 121 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.13 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.49 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 845 base knocks and 381 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 121 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 298 hitters and struck out 881. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.96.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .287 average at home. The Indians hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.98 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .305 and he has an OBP of .358. He has 120 hits this year along with 69 runs scored and 52 RBI. He's struck out 60 times and has walked on 36 occasions. Jason Kipnis is hitting .286 and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 114 hits so far while he's scored 60 runs and drove in 58. He has earned a walk 34 times and has punched out 90 times. The Indians as a unit have 925 base hits, including 183 doubles and 132 homers. They have 72 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. Cleveland as a team has walked 328 times this year and they have struck out 813 times. They've had 673 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They score 4.95 runs per game and have totaled 510 runs so far this season.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 61-38-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 55-50-0 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 51-43-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 54-49-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/04/16 3B Trevor Plouffe Ribs 15-day DL (7/1)
06/10/16 P Phil Hughes Knee 60-day DL (6/10); out for season
04/13/16 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/11); out for season
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 Twins
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