Tuesday, May 2, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Justin Verlander
The Cleveland Indians head to Comerica Park on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Justin Verlander for the Tigers.
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The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -128 and Detroit at +118. The Indians have a 9-13-2 over/under mark and a 9-15-0 run line record. The Tigers are 10-14-0 against the run line and have a 15-8-1 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 9-13-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 9-15-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 15-8-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 10-14-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/23/17 CF JaCoby Jones Facial 10-day DL (4/23)
04/22/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Groin 10-day DL (4/22)
04/01/17 RF J.D. Martinez Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 14-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 4.19 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 37 strikeouts over his 34.1 innings pitched and he's given up 31 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.25 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 78 hitters and walked 23 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 199 base hits and 94 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 66 batters and struck out 236. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.28.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Indians hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .309 with an on-base percentage of .380. He has 29 hits this season in 94 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .638 and an OPS+ of 169. Carlos Santana is hitting .224 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 98 at bats. His OPS+ is 88 while his slugging percentage is at .367. The Indians have 204 hits, including 43 doubles and 30 home runs. Cleveland has walked 93 times so far this season and they have struck out 187 times as a unit. They have left 168 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 117 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 12-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.60, Justin Verlander has a 1-2 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 29.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 28 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.90 and they have given up 90 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .284 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 81 batters and walked 41 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.19. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 226 base knocks and 122 earned runs this season. They have given up 33 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 96 hitters and struck out 187 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.52 while their FIP as a staff is 4.80.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 13th in the league. The Tigers hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Justin Upton comes into this matchup batting .290 with an OBP of .402. He has 20 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 69 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .565 with an OPS+ of 174. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .245 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 24 hits in 98 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Tigers as a unit have 200 base hits, including 40 doubles and 30 homers. Detroit has walked 90 times this year and they have struck out on 194 occasions. They have had 157 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.92 runs per game and totaled 118 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +118
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