Monday, April 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Salazar vs. Kyle Gibson
The Cleveland Indians head to Target Field on Monday, April 17, 2017 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Danny Salazar for the Indians and Kyle Gibson for the Twins.
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The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -142 and Minnesota at +132. The Indians have a 6-4-1 over/under mark and a 3-8-0 run line record. The Twins are 8-3-0 against the run line and have a 2-7-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 6-4-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 3-8-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 2-7-2 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 8-3-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/17 2B Jason Kipnis Shoulder 10-day DL (4/2)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
04/15/17 2B Brian Dozier Knee probable Sunday vs. Chicago White Sox
04/03/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 SS Ehire Adrianza Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Arm 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 5-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Salazar has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.63 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 20 strikeouts over his 11.2 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 37 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 37 hitters and walked 11 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.47. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 104 base hits and 59 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 28 batters and struck out 108. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 3.55.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .246, good for 11th in the league. The Indians hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Carlos Santana is hitting .224 with an on-base percentage of .296. He has 11 hits this season in 49 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .429 and an OPS+ of 106. Francisco Lindor is hitting .349 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .431. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 43 at bats. His OPS+ is 225 while his slugging percentage is at .721. The Indians have 93 hits, including 20 doubles and 14 home runs. Cleveland has walked 47 times so far this season and they have struck out 86 times as a unit. They have left 83 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 54 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 7-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.00, Kyle Gibson has a 0-1 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 9 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 9 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.53 and they have given up 26 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 34 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 5.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.44. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 63 base knocks and 26 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 30 hitters and struck out 73 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 0.97 while their FIP as a staff is 3.86.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Jason Castro comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .469. He has 6 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 23 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .435 with an OPS+ of 162. Miguel Sano is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .457. He has collected 10 hits in 35 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 230 and a slugging percentage of .714. The Twins as a unit have 85 base hits, including 22 doubles and 9 homers. Minnesota has walked 53 times this year and they have struck out on 84 occasions. They have had 79 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 52 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins +132
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