Friday, July 29, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Kendall Graveman vs. Trevor Bauer
The Oakland Athletics head to Progressive Field on Friday to take on the Cleveland Indians. The probable pitchers are Kendall Graveman for the Athletics and Trevor Bauer for the Indians. The opening line for this game has Oakland at -123 and Cleveland at +113. The over/under is 8. The Athletics have a 49-49-4 over/under mark and a 57-45-0 run line record, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The Indians are 51-48-0 against the run line and have a 50-41-8 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Athletics head into this game with a 47-55 record, and they are 23-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Kendall Graveman has a 7-6 record with an ERA of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 70 strikeouts during his 110.2 innings pitched and he has given up 120 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.43. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have allowed 335 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the pen while they've been struck out 333 times and walked 114 times this year. As a unit, Oakland has given up 9.36 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.72 hitters per nine. They are 26th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.62. The Athletics pitchers have collectively given up 945 base hits and 466 earned runs. They have allowed 119 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 317 batters and struck out 779. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.29.
As a team, Oakland is hitting .252, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .261 average on the road. The Athletics have a .403 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .306 which is good for 26th in the league. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.6 hits per contest. Danny Valencia comes into this game hitting .299 and his on-base percentage is at .351. He has 87 hits this season along with 45 runs scored and 37 runs batted in. He's struck out 71 times and has walked 22 times. Jed Lowrie is hitting .274 and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 88 hits so far while scoring 29 runs and he's driven in 26. He has walked 25 times and has struck out 59 times. The Athletics have 877 hits, including 165 doubles and 109 home runs. They've stolen 41 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. Oakland has walked 257 times this season and they've struck out 685 times as a unit. They've left 644 men on base and have a team OPS of .709. They score 4.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 422 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this game with a 27-17 home mark and a 57-42 overall record. With an ERA of 3.65, Trevor Bauer has a 7-4 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 102 strikeouts over the 111 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 98 hits. He has allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.72. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 263 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 281 times and walking 117 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.05 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.49 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 804 base knocks and 364 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 112 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 286 hitters and struck out 847. 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 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .287 average at home. The Indians hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.98 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .306 and he has an OBP of .361. He has 117 hits this year along with 68 runs scored and 50 RBI. He's struck out 60 times and has walked on 35 occasions. Jason Kipnis is hitting .283 and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 109 hits so far while he's scored 57 runs and drove in 52. He has earned a walk 33 times and has punched out 88 times. The Indians as a unit have 889 base hits, including 179 doubles and 125 homers. They have 71 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. Cleveland as a team has walked 316 times this year and they have struck out 787 times. They've had 649 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They score 4.91 runs per game and have totaled 486 runs so far this season.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 49-49-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 57-45-0 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 50-41-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 51-48-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/24/16 P Rich Hill Finger "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland Indians
07/23/16 P Fernando Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (7/4)
07/20/16 P Andrew Triggs Shin 15-day DL (7/18)
07/03/16 C Josh Phegley Knee 15-day DL (7/2)
07/01/16 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 15-day DL (6/26)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 60-day DL (5/9), out for season
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 60-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13), out for season
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians
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