Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Josh Tomlin vs. Phil Hughes
The Cleveland Indians head to Target Field on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Josh Tomlin for the Indians and Phil Hughes for the Twins.
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The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at +128 and Minnesota at -138. The Indians have a 6-5-1 over/under mark and a 3-9-0 run line record. The Twins are 8-4-0 against the run line and have a 2-8-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 6-5-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 3-9-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 2-8-2 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 8-4-0 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
04/03/17 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 5-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 18.47 and a WHIP of 2.68. He has 6 strikeouts over his 6.1 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He allows 21.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 40 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 40 hitters and walked 12 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.35. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 111 base hits and 63 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 34 batters and struck out 116. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 3.63.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .247, good for 11th in the league. The Indians hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Carlos Santana is hitting .208 with an on-base percentage of .276. He has 11 hits this season in 53 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .396 and an OPS+ of 80. Francisco Lindor is hitting .362 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .436. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 47 at bats. His OPS+ is 203 while his slugging percentage is at .702. The Indians have 101 hits, including 21 doubles and 14 home runs. Cleveland has walked 49 times so far this season and they have struck out 94 times as a unit. They have left 89 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 55 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 7-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Phil Hughes has a 2-0 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 11.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 10 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.11 and they have given up 30 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 36 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 6.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.46. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 73 base knocks and 29 earned runs this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 30 hitters and struck out 81 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 0.97 while their FIP as a staff is 3.80.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 20th in the league. The Twins hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Jason Castro comes into this matchup batting .222 with an OBP of .417. He has 6 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 27 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .370 with an OPS+ of 127. Miguel Sano is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .412. He has collected 10 hits in 40 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 190 and a slugging percentage of .625. The Twins as a unit have 92 base hits, including 22 doubles and 10 homers. Minnesota has walked 57 times this year and they have struck out on 96 occasions. They have had 88 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.42 runs per game and totaled 53 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins -138
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