Friday, July 8, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Green vs. Corey Kluber
The New York Yankees visit Progressive Field on Friday to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Chad Green for the Yankees and Corey Kluber for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +164 and Cleveland at -174. The over/under was set at 8. The Yankees have a 37-39-8 over/under record and a 37-47-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Indians are 46-38-0 against the run line and have a 43-35-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
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The Yankees head into this matchup with a 41-43 record, including 18-25 on the road. Starting pitcher Chad Green has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.09 and a WHIP of 1.09. He has 14 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he has given up 11 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.45. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 209 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen while being struck out 304 times and walking 65 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.82 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.06 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 720 base hits and 358 earned runs. They have allowed 108 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 197 batters and struck out 739. They walk 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team, New York is batting .250, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. The Yankees hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.38 hits per game. Carlos Beltran comes into this game hitting .297 and his on-base percentage is at .337. He has 83 hits this season along with 43 runs scored and 54 runs batted in. He's struck out 56 times and has walked 16 times. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .280 and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 77 hits so far while scoring 35 runs and he's driven in 25. He has walked 27 times and has struck out 39 times. The Yankees have 704 hits, including 123 doubles and 89 home runs. They've stolen 44 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 12 times. New York has walked 241 times this season and they've struck out 573 times as a unit. They've left 561 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 346 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this matchup with a 25-13 home record and a 51-33 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.79, Corey Kluber has a 8-8 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 114 strikeouts over the 114 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 92 hits. He has allowed 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.96. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 214 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 238 times and walking 102 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 7.93 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.47 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 672 base knocks and 306 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 96 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 244 hitters and struck out 718. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .292 average at home. The Indians hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.96 hits per contest. Jason Kipnis comes into this matchup batting .265 and he has an OBP of .324. He has 86 hits this year along with 43 runs scored and 46 RBI. He's struck out 76 times and has walked on 28 occasions. Francisco Lindor is hitting .299 and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 96 hits so far while he's scored 54 runs and drove in 43. He has earned a walk 30 times and has punched out 48 times. The Indians as a unit have 753 base hits, including 149 doubles and 105 homers. They have 64 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Cleveland as a team has walked 265 times this year and they have struck out 671 times. They've had 550 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They score 4.87 runs per game and have totaled 409 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 37-39-8 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 37-47-0 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 43-35-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 46-38-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
06/10/16 1B Chris Parmelee Hamstring 15-day DL (6/10)
05/31/16 LF Dustin Ackley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/29), out for season
04/03/16 RF Mason Williams Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Bryan Mitchell Toe 60-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
06/01/16 LF Marlon Byrd Suspension out for season
05/14/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/10)
05/02/16 C Roberto Perez Thumb 60-day DL (5/2)
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees
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