Saturday, April 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Corey Kluber
The Detroit Tigers head to Progressive Field on Saturday, April 15, 2017 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Justin Verlander for the Tigers and Corey Kluber for the Indians.
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The odds for this matchup have Detroit at +148 and Cleveland at -158. The Tigers have a 5-4-0 over/under mark and a 3-6-0 run line record. The Indians are 2-7-0 against the run line and have a 4-4-1 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 5-4-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 3-6-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 4-4-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 2-7-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/01/17 RF J.D. Martinez Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/17 2B Jason Kipnis Shoulder 10-day DL (4/2)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 6-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.35 and a WHIP of 0.98. He has 14 strikeouts over his 13.1 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He allows 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.06 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .278 against the bullpen and they've struck out 24 hitters and walked 16 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 69 base hits and 38 earned runs. They have allowed 8 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 38 batters and struck out 65. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .218, good for 26th in the league. The Tigers hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.7 hits per game. Ian Kinsler is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .455. He has 7 hits this season in 25 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .560 and an OPS+ of 195. James McCann is hitting .167 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .286. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 24 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .542. The Tigers have 60 hits, including 13 doubles and 13 home runs. Detroit has walked 35 times so far this season and they have struck out 71 times as a unit. They have left 51 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 37 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 4-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.25, Corey Kluber has a 0-1 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 12 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 12 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 30 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 31 batters and walked 10 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.24. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 81 base knocks and 46 earned runs this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 23 hitters and struck out 88 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.52.
As a team, they are batting .221, good for 24th in the league. The Indians hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .324 with an OBP of .415. He has 11 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 34 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .765 with an OPS+ of 234. Carlos Santana is hitting .205 this season and he has an OBP of .279. He has collected 8 hits in 39 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 84 and a slugging percentage of .359. The Indians as a unit have 66 base hits, including 16 doubles and 9 homers. Cleveland has walked 36 times this year and they have struck out on 70 occasions. They have had 62 men left on base and have an OPS of .668. They have scored 3.89 runs per game and totaled 35 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -158
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