Friday, June 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Nik Turley
The Cleveland Indians visit Target Field on Friday, June 16, 2017 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and Nik Turley for the Twins.
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The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -165 and Minnesota at +155. The Indians have a 24-35-3 over/under record and a 22-40-0 run line mark. The Twins are 33-29-0 against the run line and have a 29-28-5 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 24-35-3 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 22-40-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 29-28-5 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 33-29-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
06/14/17 2B Jason Kipnis Neck "?" Thursday vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
06/06/17 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 10-day DL (06/04)
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 Minnesota Twins Injuries
06/07/17 P Hector Santiago Shoulder 10-day DL (06/07)
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
05/21/17 P Phil Hughes Bicep 10-day DL (05/22)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 31-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has a 6-3 record with an earned run average of 3.36 and a WHIP of 1.00. He has 72 strikeouts over his 75 innings pitched and he's given up 56 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.71 and they have given up 167 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 224 hitters and walked 69 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 510 base hits and 246 earned runs. They have allowed 70 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 182 batters and struck out 600. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.69.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .245, good for 21st in the league. The Indians hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .321. He has 62 hits this season in 240 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 106. Michael Brantley is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 61 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 206 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .432. The Indians have 506 hits, including 121 doubles and 74 home runs. Cleveland has walked 215 times so far this season and they have struck out 447 times as a unit. They have left 407 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 275 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 33-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.00, Nik Turley has a 0-0 record and a 2.00 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 4 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 8 hits. He allows 18 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.42 and they have given up 235 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 175 batters and walked 82 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.91. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 564 base knocks and 304 earned runs this season. They have given up 93 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 214 hitters and struck out 436 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 5.04.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 12th in the league. The Twins hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .352. He has 59 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 210 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .400 with an OPS+ of 101. Miguel Sano is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 61 hits in 209 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 158 and a slugging percentage of .589. The Twins as a unit have 551 base hits, including 110 doubles and 79 homers. Minnesota has walked 244 times this year and they have struck out on 517 occasions. They have had 458 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.81 runs per game and totaled 298 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins +155
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