Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Paul Blackburn
O.co Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Paul Blackburn for the Athletics.
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Cleveland opens at -170 while Oakland opens at +160. The Indians have a 31-50-6 over/under record and a 38-49-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 43-46-0 against the run line and have a 49-38-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 31-50-6 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 38-49-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 49-38-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 43-46-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
07/14/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (07/14)
07/09/17 2B Jason Kipnis Hamstring 10-day DL (07/09)
06/27/17 CF Austin Jackson Quad 10-day DL (06/27)
06/06/17 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 10-day DL (06/04)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
07/06/17 P Jharel Cotton Blister 10-day DL (07/04)
06/25/17 2B Chad Pinder Hamstring 10-day DL (06/24)
06/10/17 P Andrew Triggs Hip 60-day DL (06/10)
05/28/17 P Kendall Graveman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/26)
05/28/17 P Ryan Dull Knee 10-day DL (05/20)
05/28/17 P Bobby Wahl Shoulder 10-day DL (05/24)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 47-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber has a 7-3 record with an earned run average of 2.80 and a WHIP of 0.99. He has 123 strikeouts over his 93.1 innings pitched and he's given up 68 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.84 and they have given up 221 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 307 hitters and walked 88 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 693 base hits and 323 earned runs. They have allowed 96 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 243 batters and struck out 857. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.59.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .262, good for 9th in the league. The Indians hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .374. He has 81 hits this season in 308 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .481 and an OPS+ of 119. Francisco Lindor is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .312. He has totaled 88 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 349 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .456. The Indians have 774 hits, including 186 doubles and 103 home runs. Cleveland has walked 322 times so far this season and they have struck out 614 times as a unit. They have left 624 men on base and have a team OPS of .778. They score 4.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 421 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 39-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.66, Paul Blackburn has a 1-0 record and a 0.95 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 13.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 11 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.97 and they have given up 293 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 283 batters and walked 108 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 780 base knocks and 417 earned runs this season. They have given up 108 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 273 hitters and struck out 687 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 29th in the league. The Athletics hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .346. He has 90 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 323 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .458 with an OPS+ of 118. Yonder Alonso is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 71 hits in 258 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .562. The Athletics as a unit have 705 base hits, including 160 doubles and 125 homers. Oakland has walked 305 times this year and they have struck out on 852 occasions. They have had 583 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 382 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians -170
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