Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays 8/13/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 13, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Austin Pruitt
The Cleveland Indians head to Tropicana Field on Sunday, August 13, 2017 to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The expected starting pitchers are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Austin Pruitt for the Rays.
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The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -207 and Tampa Bay at +192. The Indians have a 42-63-8 over/under mark and a 49-64-0 run line record. The Rays are 58-59-0 against the run line and have a 60-54-3 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 42-63-8 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 49-64-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 60-54-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 58-59-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/11/17 2B Jason Kipnis Hamstring "?" Saturday 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
08/11/17 3B Evan Longoria Hand left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Cleveland Indians
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 61-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber has a 10-3 record with an earned run average of 2.65 and a WHIP of 0.91. He has 183 strikeouts over his 132.2 innings pitched and he's given up 93 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.03 and they have given up 296 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 380 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 3.7. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up ,899 base hits and 412 earned runs. They have allowed 124 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 310 batters and struck out ,1124. 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 3.53.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .258, good for 10th in the league. The Indians hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 122 hits this season in 453 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .475 and an OPS+ of 107. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 98 hits and he has driven in 65 men in 395 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .466. The Indians have ,989 hits, including 232 doubles and 132 home runs. Cleveland has walked 421 times so far this season and they have struck out ,811 times as a unit. They have left ,802 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 542 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 59-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.14, Austin Pruitt has a 6-3 record and a 1.53 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 49 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 63 hits. He allows 11.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 340 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 328 batters and walked 151 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 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 4.08. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered ,970 base knocks and 474 earned runs this season. They have given up 137 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 379 hitters and struck out ,944 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 21st in the league. The Rays hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Logan Morrison comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .360. He has 95 hits this year along with 67 RBI in 378 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .524 with an OPS+ of 139. Corey Dickerson is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .334. He has collected 129 hits in 446 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .511. The Rays as a unit have ,984 base hits, including 172 doubles and 163 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 405 times this year and they have struck out on ,1134 occasions. They have had ,809 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.38 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 -207
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