Thursday, May 4, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Salazar vs. Michael Fulmer
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Danny Salazar for the Indians and Michael Fulmer for the Tigers.
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Cleveland opens at -124 while Detroit opens at +114. The Indians have a 9-15-2 over/under record and a 9-17-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 12-14-0 against the run line and have a 15-10-1 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 9-15-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 9-17-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 15-10-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 12-14-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/03/17 CF Austin Jackson Toe 10-day DL (5/2)
05/02/17 P Corey Kluber Back left last game, is "?" fo next start.
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/03/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Groin left last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland Indians
04/23/17 CF JaCoby Jones Facial 10-day DL (4/23)
04/01/17 RF J.D. Martinez Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 14-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Salazar has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 4.34 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 42 strikeouts over his 29 innings pitched and he's given up 26 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.99 and they have given up 63 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 90 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 209 base hits and 101 earned runs. They have allowed 25 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 73 batters and struck out 245. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.32.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .252, good for 10th in the league. The Indians hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .306 with an on-base percentage of .375. He has 30 hits this season in 98 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .622 and an OPS+ of 164. Carlos Santana is hitting .223 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .322. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 103 at bats. His OPS+ is 85 while his slugging percentage is at .359. The Indians have 211 hits, including 44 doubles and 30 home runs. Cleveland has walked 97 times so far this season and they have struck out 199 times as a unit. They have left 177 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 118 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 14-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.19, Michael Fulmer has a 2-1 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 26 strikeouts over the 31 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 22 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.48 and they have given up 94 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 88 batters and walked 42 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.02. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 233 base knocks and 123 earned runs this season. They have given up 33 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 100 hitters and struck out 199 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.51 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 11th in the league. The Tigers hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Justin Upton comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .402. He has 21 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 73 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .562 with an OPS+ of 173. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .252 this season and he has an OBP of .319. He has collected 26 hits in 103 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .466. The Tigers as a unit have 210 base hits, including 43 doubles and 31 homers. Detroit has walked 97 times this year and they have struck out on 203 occasions. They have had 167 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 125 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +114
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