Saturday, July 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Mike Clevinger
The Detroit Tigers visit Progressive Field on Saturday, July 8, 2017 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Justin Verlander for the Tigers and Mike Clevinger for the Indians.
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The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +130 and Cleveland at -150. The Tigers have a 43-36-5 over/under record and a 41-43-0 run line mark. The Indians are 36-48-0 against the run line and have a 30-49-5 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 43-36-5 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 41-43-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 30-49-5 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 36-48-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
07/06/17 DH Carlos Santana Paternity List out indefinitely
06/27/17 CF Austin Jackson Quad 10-day DL (06/27)
06/06/17 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 10-day DL (06/04)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 38-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 4.96 and a WHIP of 1.52. He has 92 strikeouts over his 98 innings pitched and he's given up 102 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.05 and they have given up 251 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 234 hitters and walked 111 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 762 base hits and 394 earned runs. They have allowed 106 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 283 batters and struck out 621. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.62.
As a team Detroit is hitting .255, good for 15th in the league. The Tigers hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Justin Upton is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 75 hits this season in 277 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .505 and an OPS+ of 128. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .266 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 69 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 259 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .452. The Tigers have 719 hits, including 151 doubles and 103 home runs. Detroit has walked 287 times so far this season and they have struck out 689 times as a unit. They have left 565 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 396 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 45-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.33, Mike Clevinger has a 4-3 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 62 strikeouts over the 54 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 35 hits. He allows 5.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.80 and they have given up 212 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 303 batters and walked 85 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.2 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 3.86. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 664 base knocks and 314 earned runs this season. They have given up 96 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 234 hitters and struck out 822 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.67.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 12th in the league. The Indians hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .371. He has 75 hits this year along with 45 RBI in 292 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .469 with an OPS+ of 115. Francisco Lindor is hitting .252 this season and he has an OBP of .312. He has collected 83 hits in 330 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .461. The Indians as a unit have 727 base hits, including 173 doubles and 97 homers. Cleveland has walked 302 times this year and they have struck out on 591 occasions. They have had 588 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 392 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Indians -150 and over 3 total runs
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