Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers 9/3/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 3, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Josh Tomlin vs. Chad Bell
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, September 3, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Josh Tomlin for the Indians and Chad Bell for the Tigers.
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Cleveland opens at -200 while Detroit opens at +166. The Indians have a 51-73-10 over/under record and a 63-71-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 63-71-0 against the run line and have a 70-58-6 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 51-73-10 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 63-71-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 70-58-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 63-71-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
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)
08/09/17 LF Michael Brantley Ankle 10-day DL (08/09)
07/30/17 P Boone Logan Back 60-day DL (07/20)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
09/02/17 P Michael Fulmer Elbow out indefinitely
08/27/17 DH Victor Martinez Heart 10-day DL (08/27)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 78-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin has a 7-9 record with an earned run average of 5.38 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 86 strikeouts over his 110.1 innings pitched and he's given up 131 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.99 and they have given up 341 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 450 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 3.54. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 1,059 base hits and 467 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 357 batters and struck out 1,332. 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 3.44.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .260, good for 9th in the league. The Indians hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 146 hits this season in 540 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .480 and an OPS+ of 106. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .249 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 115 hits and he has driven in 80 men in 461 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .497. The Indians have 1,187 hits, including 269 doubles and 170 home runs. Cleveland has walked 501 times so far this season and they have struck out 987 times as a unit. They have left 949 men on base and have a team OPS of .778. They score 4.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 664 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 58-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.48, Chad Bell has a 0-1 record and a 1.62 WHIP. He has 38 strikeouts over the 42.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 49 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.31 and they have given up 444 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 378 batters and walked 183 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 5.11. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,273 base knocks and 668 earned runs this season. They have given up 179 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 436 hitters and struck out 1,002 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 4.64.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 11th in the league. The Tigers hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Nicholas Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .309. He has 128 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 505 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .455 with an OPS+ of 100. Ian Kinsler is hitting .239 this season and he has an OBP of .319. He has collected 108 hits in 452 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 88 and a slugging percentage of .392. The Tigers as a unit have 1,190 base hits, including 246 doubles and 156 homers. Detroit has walked 442 times this year and they have struck out on 1,099 occasions. They have had 926 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 630 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +166
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