Saturday, July 9, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: CC Sabathia vs. Danny Salazar
The New York Yankees head to Progressive Field on Saturday to take on the Cleveland Indians. The probable pitchers are CC Sabathia for the Yankees and Danny Salazar for the Indians. The opening line for this game has New York at +165 and Cleveland at -175. The over/under is 8.5. The Yankees have a 37-39-9 over/under mark and a 38-47-0 run line record, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Indians are 46-39-0 against the run line and have a 43-35-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
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The Yankees head into this game with a 42-43 record, and they are 19-25 on the road. Starting pitcher CC Sabathia has a 5-6 record with an ERA of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 70 strikeouts during his 82.2 innings pitched and he has given up 77 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have allowed 211 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the pen while they've been struck out 308 times and walked 66 times this year. As a unit, New York has given up 8.8 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.07 hitters per nine. They are 18th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.38. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 727 base hits and 362 earned runs. They have allowed 110 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 198 batters and struck out 749. They walk 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
As a team, New York is hitting .251, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .249 average on the road. The Yankees have a .395 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .312 which is good for 23rd in the league. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.41 hits per contest. Carlos Beltran comes into this game hitting .293 and his on-base percentage is at .334. He has 83 hits this season along with 43 runs scored and 54 runs batted in. He's struck out 57 times and has walked 17 times. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .282 and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 79 hits so far while scoring 35 runs and he's driven in 26. He has walked 27 times and has struck out 39 times. The Yankees have 715 hits, including 123 doubles and 90 home runs. They've stolen 44 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 13 times. New York has walked 245 times this season and they've struck out 582 times as a unit. They've left 570 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 351 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this game with a 25-14 home mark and a 51-34 overall record. With an ERA of 2.36, Danny Salazar has a 10-3 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 113 strikeouts over the 99 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 69 hits. He has allowed 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.31. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 217 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 243 times and walking 104 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 7.96 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.48 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 683 base knocks and 311 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 97 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 248 hitters and struck out 727. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 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 .290 average at home. The Indians hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.94 hits per contest. Jason Kipnis comes into this matchup batting .267 and he has an OBP of .326. He has 88 hits this year along with 45 runs scored and 47 RBI. He's struck out 77 times and has walked on 28 occasions. Francisco Lindor is hitting .298 and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 97 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 760 base hits, including 151 doubles and 107 homers. They have 65 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Cleveland as a team has walked 266 times this year and they have struck out 681 times. They've had 554 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They score 4.86 runs per game and have totaled 413 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 37-39-9 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 38-47-0 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 43-35-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 46-39-0 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
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)
05/02/16 C Roberto Perez Thumb 60-day DL (5/2)
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians
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