Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Tim Adleman vs. Mike Clevinger
The Cincinnati Reds visit Progressive Field on Thursday, May 25, 2017 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Tim Adleman for the Reds and Mike Clevinger for the Indians.
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The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +182 and Cleveland at -195. The Reds have a 27-17-1 over/under record and a 25-20-0 run line mark. The Indians are 15-29-0 against the run line and have a 16-25-3 over/under record.
Valuable Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 27-17-1 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 25-20-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 16-25-3 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 15-29-0 against the run line
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
05/20/17 C Stuart Turner Hamstring 10-day DL (5/20)
04/21/17 P Tony Cingrani Oblique 10-day DL (4/19)
04/16/17 P Brandon Finnegan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/16)
04/03/17 P Nefi Ogando Hand 60-day DL (3/30)
04/02/17 P Anthony DeSclafa Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 P Austin Brice Undisclosed 10-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 P Nick Travieso Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/17 P Homer Bailey Elbow 60-day DL
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/16/17 RF Abraham Almonte Bicep 10-day DL (5/16)
05/14/17 LF Brandon Guyer Wrist 10-day DL (5/13)
05/03/17 P Corey Kluber Back 10-day DL (5/3)
05/03/17 CF Austin Jackson Toe 10-day DL (5/2)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Reds have a 21-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tim Adleman has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 6.19 and a WHIP of 1.47. He has 30 strikeouts over his 32 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.25 and they have given up 135 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the bullpen and they've struck out 187 hitters and walked 82 batters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Reds pitchers collectively have given up 369 base hits and 214 earned runs. They have allowed 67 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Cincinnati as a pitching staff has walked 186 batters and struck out 366. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.90.
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As a team Cincinnati is hitting .266, good for 6th in the league. The Reds hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Joey Votto is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .422. He has 48 hits this season in 160 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .600 and an OPS+ of 164. Zack Cozart is hitting .343 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .421. He has totaled 48 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 140 at bats. His OPS+ is 157 while his slugging percentage is at .571. The Reds have 420 hits, including 87 doubles and 58 home runs. Cincinnati has walked 144 times so far this season and they have struck out 352 times as a unit. They have left 327 men on base and have a team OPS of .784. They score 5.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 230 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 24-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.56, Mike Clevinger has a 2-1 record and a 0.98 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 17.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 6 hits. He allows 3.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.11 and they have given up 102 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 158 batters and walked 50 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 346 base knocks and 172 earned runs this season. They have given up 51 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 132 hitters and struck out 433 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.61.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 22nd in the league. The Indians hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .338. He has 48 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 175 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .531 with an OPS+ of 124. Michael Brantley is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 41 hits in 141 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .461. The Indians as a unit have 353 base hits, including 80 doubles and 52 homers. Cleveland has walked 162 times this year and they have struck out on 336 occasions. They have had 303 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.39 runs per game and totaled 193 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Reds/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds +182
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