Friday, June 2, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Josh Tomlin vs. Jason Vargas
The Cleveland Indians head to Kauffman Stadium on Friday, June 2, 2017 to take on the Kansas City Royals. The expected starting pitchers are Josh Tomlin for the Indians and Jason Vargas for the Royals.
The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -115 and Kansas City at +105. The Indians have a 19-29-3 over/under mark and a 18-33-0 run line record. The Royals are 23-29-0 against the run line and have a 20-30-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 19-29-3 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 18-33-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 20-30-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 23-29-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/31/17 P Corey Kluber Back 10-day DL (05/03); expected to be activated & start Thursday vs. Oakland Athletics
05/26/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Concussion 7-day DL (05/23)
05/16/17 RF Abraham Almonte Bicep 10-day DL (05/16)
05/14/17 LF Brandon Guyer Wrist 10-day DL (05/13)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
05/29/17 P Danny Duffy Oblique 10-day DL (05/29)
05/28/17 P Scott Alexander Hamstring 10-day DL (05/08)
05/28/17 P Brian Flynn Back 60-day DL (02/15)
05/24/17 P Nathan Karns Arm 10-day DL (05/21)
04/02/17 3B Hunter Dozier Oblique 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 27-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 5.79 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 39 strikeouts over his 56 innings pitched and he's given up 69 hits. He allows 11.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.16 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen and they've struck out 182 hitters and walked 52 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 403 base hits and 195 earned runs. They have allowed 61 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 146 batters and struck out 504. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.62.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .247, good for 18th in the league. The Indians hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 54 hits this season in 196 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .541 and an OPS+ of 126. Michael Brantley is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 170 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .441. The Indians have 420 hits, including 93 doubles and 62 home runs. Cleveland has walked 185 times so far this season and they have struck out 384 times as a unit. They have left 351 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 227 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 22-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.39, Jason Vargas has a 6-3 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 51 strikeouts over the 60.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 53 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 174 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 167 batters and walked 82 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 452 base knocks and 224 earned runs this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 188 hitters and struck out 415 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.14.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 28th in the league. The Royals hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .346. He has 48 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 187 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .358 with an OPS+ of 91. Salvador Perez is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .299. He has collected 48 hits in 183 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .481. The Royals as a unit have 401 base hits, including 66 doubles and 58 homers. Kansas City has walked 132 times this year and they have struck out on 388 occasions. They have had 324 men left on base and have an OPS of .665. They have scored 3.42 runs per game and totaled 178 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -115
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