Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays 8/11/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 11, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Jacob Faria
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, August 11, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and Jacob Faria for the Rays.
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Cleveland opens at -136 while Tampa Bay opens at +126. The Indians have a 42-61-8 over/under record and a 48-63-0 run line mark. The Rays are 57-58-0 against the run line and have a 60-52-3 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 42-61-8 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 48-63-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 60-52-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 57-58-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/09/17 LF Michael Brantley Ankle 10-day DL (08/09)
08/02/17 P Andrew Miller Knee 10-day DL (08/02)
07/31/17 P Josh Tomlin Hamstring 10-day DL (07/31)
07/30/17 P Boone Logan Side 60-day DL (07/20)
07/14/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (07/14)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/10/17 P Jake Odorizzi Foot "?" for next scheduled start
08/08/17 P Alex Cobb Toe 10-day DL (08/08)
06/26/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 60-day DL (05/22)
06/23/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (06/19)
06/13/17 P Matt Andriese Hip 60-day DL (06/11)
06/09/17 CF Kevin Kiermaier Hip 60-day DL (06/09)
06/09/17 LF Rickie Weeks Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/01/17 P Kevin Gadea Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
06/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 60-day DL (04/02)
06/01/17 P Shawn Tolleson Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (04/18)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 60-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has a 10-5 record with an earned run average of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.16. He has 142 strikeouts over his 130.2 innings pitched and he's given up 116 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.98 and they have given up 292 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 374 hitters and walked 112 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 886 base hits and 408 earned runs. They have allowed 123 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 304 batters and struck out 1100. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.55.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .260, good for 8th in the league. The Indians hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 97 hits this season in 388 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .464 and an OPS+ of 116. Francisco Lindor is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 120 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 445 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .476. The Indians have 978 hits, including 229 doubles and 131 home runs. Cleveland has walked 414 times so far this season and they have struck out 794 times as a unit. They have left 791 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 536 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 58-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.81, Jacob Faria has a 5-2 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 67 strikeouts over the 67.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 53 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 339 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 322 batters and walked 149 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 959 base knocks and 468 earned runs this season. They have given up 136 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 372 hitters and struck out 927 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 19th in the league. The Rays hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .338. He has 128 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 437 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .513 with an OPS+ of 129. Logan Morrison is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 91 hits in 370 at bats while driving in 66 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .524. The Rays as a unit have 971 base hits, including 172 doubles and 162 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 399 times this year and they have struck out on 1110 occasions. They have had 794 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.43 runs per game and totaled 509 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays +126
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