Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer vs. Adalberto Mejia
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Trevor Bauer for the Indians and Adalberto Mejia for the Twins.
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Cleveland opens at -135 while Minnesota opens at +115. The Indians have a 6-6-1 over/under record and a 4-9-0 run line mark. The Twins are 8-5-0 against the run line and have a 2-9-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 6-6-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 4-9-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 2-9-2 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 8-5-0 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 6-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 8.44 and a WHIP of 1.59. He has 13 strikeouts over his 10.2 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He allows 12.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 42 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 43 hitters and walked 14 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 120 base hits and 64 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 38 batters and struck out 126. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 3.48.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .247, good for 10th in the league. The Indians hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Carlos Santana is hitting .211 with an on-base percentage of .286. He has 12 hits this season in 57 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .386 and an OPS+ of 81. Francisco Lindor is hitting .346 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .417. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 52 at bats. His OPS+ is 190 while his slugging percentage is at .673. The Indians have 110 hits, including 22 doubles and 15 home runs. Cleveland has walked 51 times so far this season and they have struck out 100 times as a unit. They have left 99 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 58 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 7-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.05, Adalberto Mejia has a 0-1 record and a 1.65 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 6.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 6 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.93 and they have given up 31 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 40 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 6.4 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 2.5. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 82 base knocks and 32 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 32 hitters and struck out 87 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 0.99 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 19th in the league. The Twins hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Jason Castro comes into this matchup batting .194 with an OBP of .375. He has 6 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 31 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .323 with an OPS+ of 103. Miguel Sano is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .411. He has collected 11 hits in 44 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 183 and a slugging percentage of .591. The Twins as a unit have 101 base hits, including 24 doubles and 10 homers. Minnesota has walked 61 times this year and they have struck out on 106 occasions. They have had 100 men left on base and have an OPS of .702. They have scored 4.15 runs per game and totaled 54 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins +115
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