Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers 9/2/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 2, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Jordan Zimmermann
The Cleveland Indians visit Comerica Park on Saturday, September 2, 2017 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -230 and Detroit at +212. The Indians have a 50-72-10 over/under record and a 62-70-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 62-70-0 against the run line and have a 69-57-6 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 50-72-10 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 62-70-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 69-57-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 62-70-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/30/17 P Dan Otero Paternity List out indefinitely
08/23/17 2B Jason Kipnis Hamstring 10-day DL (08/23)
08/22/17 P Andrew Miller Tendonitis 10-day DL (08/22)
08/22/17 P Danny Salazar Elbow 10-day DL (08/21)
08/18/17 RF Abraham Almonte Hamstring 10-day DL (08/18)
08/09/17 LF Michael Brantley Ankle 10-day DL (08/09)
07/30/17 P Boone Logan Back 60-day DL (07/20)
07/14/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (07/11)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/30/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Back "?" Friday vs. Cleveland Indians
08/27/17 DH Victor Martinez Heart 10-day DL (08/27)
08/18/17 P Anibal Sanchez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/18)
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 76-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber has a 13-4 record with an earned run average of 2.63 and a WHIP of 0.89. He has 215 strikeouts over his 160.2 innings pitched and he's given up 110 hits. He allows 6.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.01 and they have given up 331 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 444 hitters and walked 128 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 1,040 base hits and 465 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 356 batters and struck out 1,312. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.48.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .259, good for 11th in the league. The Indians hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 145 hits this season in 536 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .481 and an OPS+ of 106. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 78 men in 455 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .488. The Indians have 1,161 hits, including 263 doubles and 168 home runs. Cleveland has walked 495 times so far this season and they have struck out 971 times as a unit. They have left 932 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 4.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 651 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 58-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.08, Jordan Zimmermann has a 8-11 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 94 strikeouts over the 145 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 183 hits. He allows 11.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.29 and they have given up 426 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 370 batters and walked 182 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.08. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,247 base knocks and 655 earned runs this season. They have given up 177 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 430 hitters and struck out 986 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 10th in the league. The Tigers hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Nicholas Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .252 with an OBP of .308. He has 125 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 497 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .457 with an OPS+ of 100. Ian Kinsler is hitting .241 this season and he has an OBP of .322. He has collected 107 hits in 444 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .396. The Tigers as a unit have 1,171 base hits, including 243 doubles and 156 homers. Detroit has walked 441 times this year and they have struck out on 1,079 occasions. They have had 909 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 628 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians -230
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