Monday, May 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer vs. Marcus Stroman
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, May 8, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Trevor Bauer for the Indians and Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays.
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Cleveland opens at +111 while Toronto opens at -121. The Indians have a 9-19-2 over/under record and a 10-20-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 14-17-0 against the run line and have a 14-15-2 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 9-19-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 10-20-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 14-15-2 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 14-17-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/07/17 LF Michael Brantley Ankle left last game, "?" Monday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
05/03/17 P Corey Kluber Back 10-day DL (5/3)
05/03/17 CF Austin Jackson Toe 10-day DL (5/2)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
05/06/17 P Marcus Stroman Arm is upgraded to probable for next scheduled start
05/01/17 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (5/1)
04/25/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Hamstring 10-day DL (4/23)
04/18/17 P J.A. Happ Elbow 10-day DL (4/18)
04/14/17 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 10-day DL (4/13)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Glenn Sparkman Thumb 60-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 16-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 7.67 and a WHIP of 1.59. He has 31 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he's given up 31 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.83 and they have given up 67 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the bullpen and they've struck out 108 hitters and walked 33 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 236 base hits and 112 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 83 batters and struck out 282. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.26.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .244, good for 18th in the league. The Indians hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .354. He has 33 hits this season in 115 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .591 and an OPS+ of 147. Carlos Santana is hitting .217 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 120 at bats. His OPS+ is 80 while his slugging percentage is at .358. The Indians have 236 hits, including 48 doubles and 33 home runs. Cleveland has walked 111 times so far this season and they have struck out 232 times as a unit. They have left 206 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 127 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 11-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.89, Marcus Stroman has a 2-2 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 39.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 43 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 99 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 120 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 271 base knocks and 134 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 110 hitters and struck out 263 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 24th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .346. He has 38 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 125 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .488 with an OPS+ of 128. Troy Tulowitzki is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .295. He has collected 15 hits in 57 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 87 and a slugging percentage of .386. The Blue Jays as a unit have 242 base hits, including 44 doubles and 32 homers. Toronto has walked 91 times this year and they have struck out on 264 occasions. They have had 195 men left on base and have an OPS of .670. They have scored 3.87 runs per game and totaled 116 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -121
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