Saturday, May 20, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Clevinger vs. Mike Fiers
The Cleveland Indians visit Minute Maid Park on Saturday, May 20, 2017 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Mike Clevinger for the Indians and Mike Fiers for the Astros.
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The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +115 and Houston at -125. The Indians have a 14-23-2 over/under record and a 12-27-0 run line mark. The Astros are 26-15-0 against the run line and have a 22-18-1 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 14-23-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 12-27-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 22-18-1 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 26-15-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/16/17 RF Abraham Almonte Bicep 10-day DL (5/16)
05/16/17 P Carlos Carrasco Pectoral "?" for next scheduled start
05/14/17 LF Brandon Guyer Wrist 10-day DL (5/13)
05/03/17 P Corey Kluber Back 10-day DL (5/3)
05/03/17 CF Austin Jackson Toe 10-day DL (5/2)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
04/26/17 RF Teoscar Hernandez Leg 10-day DL (4/25)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 10-day DL (4/19)
03/31/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 20-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Clevinger has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.61 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 11 strikeouts over his 10.1 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He allows 3.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.90 and they have given up 92 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the bullpen and they've struck out 146 hitters and walked 47 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 311 base hits and 152 earned runs. They have allowed 43 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 119 batters and struck out 387. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.52.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .241, good for 20th in the league. The Indians hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 43 hits this season in 155 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .535 and an OPS+ of 125. Michael Brantley is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 35 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 122 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .459. The Indians have 312 hits, including 69 doubles and 42 home runs. Cleveland has walked 146 times so far this season and they have struck out 291 times as a unit. They have left 271 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 168 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 29-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.75, Mike Fiers has a 1-1 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 36 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 38 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.26 and they have given up 100 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 171 batters and walked 52 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 314 base knocks and 141 earned runs this season. They have given up 51 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 128 hitters and struck out 405 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.78.
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .311 with an OBP of .386. He has 47 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 151 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .510 with an OPS+ of 152. George Springer is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 37 hits in 144 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .493. The Astros as a unit have 385 base hits, including 69 doubles and 55 homers. Houston has walked 135 times this year and they have struck out on 292 occasions. They have had 280 men left on base and have an OPS of .789. They have scored 5.15 runs per game and totaled 211 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros -125
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