Friday, June 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Josh Tomlin vs. Anibal Sanchez
The Cleveland Indians visit Comerica Park on Friday, June 30, 2017 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Josh Tomlin for the Indians and Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -136 and Detroit at +126. The Indians have a 28-45-4 over/under record and a 32-45-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 37-40-0 against the run line and have a 41-32-4 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 28-45-4 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 32-45-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 41-32-4 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 37-40-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
06/27/17 CF Austin Jackson Quad 10-day DL (06/27)
06/06/17 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 10-day DL (06/04)
05/16/17 RF Abraham Almonte Bicep 10-day DL (05/16)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
06/23/17 RF Alex Presley Concussion 7-day DL (06/23)
05/12/17 RF Jim Adduci Oblique 10-day DL (05/11)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 41-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin has a 4-9 record with an earned run average of 6.09 and a WHIP of 1.45. He has 61 strikeouts over his 81.1 innings pitched and he's given up 109 hits. He allows 12.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.59 and they have given up 191 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 284 hitters and walked 82 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 607 base hits and 289 earned runs. They have allowed 88 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 218 batters and struck out 750. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.68.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .257, good for 12th in the league. The Indians hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 69 hits this season in 266 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .481 and an OPS+ of 119. Francisco Lindor is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .312. He has totaled 75 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 300 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .467. The Indians have 662 hits, including 152 doubles and 92 home runs. Cleveland has walked 279 times so far this season and they have struck out 539 times as a unit. They have left 537 men on base and have a team OPS of .765. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 361 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 34-43 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.75, Anibal Sanchez has a 0-0 record and a 1.66 WHIP. He has 31 strikeouts over the 32 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 41 hits. He allows 11.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.31 and they have given up 241 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 215 batters and walked 102 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 701 base knocks and 357 earned runs this season. They have given up 97 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 260 hitters and struck out 579 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.58.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 16th in the league. The Tigers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Justin Upton comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .354. He has 70 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 262 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 125. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .261 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 61 hits in 234 at bats while driving in 37 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Tigers as a unit have 657 base hits, including 142 doubles and 93 homers. Detroit has walked 268 times this year and they have struck out on 643 occasions. They have had 521 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 362 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians -136
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