Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays 8/12/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Clevinger vs. Chris Archer
The Cleveland Indians head to Tropicana Field on Saturday, August 12, 2017 to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Clevinger for the Indians and Chris Archer for the Rays.
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The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at +124 and Tampa Bay at -134. The Indians have a 42-62-8 over/under mark and a 48-64-0 run line record. The Rays are 58-58-0 against the run line and have a 60-53-3 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 42-62-8 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 48-64-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 60-53-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 58-58-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/10/17 2B Jason Kipnis Hamstring left last game, "?" Friday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
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 60-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Clevinger has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 4.00 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 81 strikeouts over his 74.1 innings pitched and he's given up 59 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.03 and they have given up 295 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 378 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 3.74. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 896 base hits and 412 earned runs. They have allowed 124 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 308 batters and struck out 1,112. 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 .259, good for 9th in the league. The Indians hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 121 hits this season in 449 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .477 and an OPS+ of 107. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 97 hits and he has driven in 64 men in 391 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .460. The Indians have 982 hits, including 231 doubles and 131 home runs. Cleveland has walked 416 times so far this season and they have struck out 802 times as a unit. They have left 795 men on base and have a team OPS of .768. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 537 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 59-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.80, Chris Archer has a 8-6 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 189 strikeouts over the 154 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 141 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 339 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 326 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 4.07. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 963 base knocks and 469 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 374 hitters and struck out 935 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
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 21st in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Logan Morrison comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .361. He has 94 hits this year along with 67 RBI in 374 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .527 with an OPS+ of 140. Corey Dickerson is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 129 hits in 442 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .516. The Rays as a unit have 981 base hits, including 172 doubles and 163 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 403 times this year and they have struck out on 1,122 occasions. They have had 804 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.42 runs per game and totaled 513 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians +124
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