Sunday, May 21, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Salazar vs. Joe Musgrove
Minute Maid Park is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Houston Astros on Sunday, May 21, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Danny Salazar for the Indians and Joe Musgrove for the Astros.
Cleveland opens at +139 while Houston opens at -149. The Indians have a 14-23-3 over/under record and a 13-27-0 run line mark. The Astros are 26-16-0 against the run line and have a 22-18-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 14-23-3 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 13-27-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 22-18-2 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 26-16-0 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 21-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Salazar has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 5.66 and a WHIP of 1.57. He has 62 strikeouts over his 41.1 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.85 and they have given up 92 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 148 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 316 base hits and 155 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 121 batters and struck out 398. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.53.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .241, good for 20th in the league. The Indians hold a .408 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 .339. He has 44 hits this season in 159 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .535 and an OPS+ of 126. Michael Brantley is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 36 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 125 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Indians have 321 hits, including 72 doubles and 45 home runs. Cleveland has walked 150 times so far this season and they have struck out 301 times as a unit. They have left 279 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 173 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 29-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.57, Joe Musgrove has a 3-3 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 43.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 47 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.24 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 176 batters and walked 54 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 3.45. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 323 base knocks and 146 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 132 hitters and struck out 415 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 3.85.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .383. He has 48 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 155 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .503 with an OPS+ of 150. George Springer is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 37 hits in 148 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .480. The Astros as a unit have 390 base hits, including 70 doubles and 57 homers. Houston has walked 137 times this year and they have struck out on 303 occasions. They have had 284 men left on base and have an OPS of .784. They have scored 5.1 runs per game and totaled 214 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians +139
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