Sunday, July 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Corey Kluber
The Detroit Tigers visit Progressive Field on Sunday, July 9, 2017 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and Corey Kluber for the Indians.
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The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +190 and Cleveland at -205. The Tigers have a 44-36-5 over/under record and a 41-44-0 run line mark. The Indians are 37-48-0 against the run line and have a 31-49-5 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 44-36-5 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 41-44-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 31-49-5 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 37-48-0 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 38-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has a 8-6 record with an earned run average of 3.20 and a WHIP of 1.10. He has 83 strikeouts over his 109.2 innings pitched and he's given up 96 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.16 and they have given up 259 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 237 hitters and walked 117 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 4.83. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 767 base hits and 396 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 634. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.57.
As a team Detroit is hitting .255, good for 15th in the league. The Tigers hold a .430 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 .356. He has 76 hits this season in 280 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .507 and an OPS+ of 129. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .266 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 70 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 263 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .449. The Tigers have 727 hits, including 152 doubles and 104 home runs. Detroit has walked 292 times so far this season and they have struck out 693 times as a unit. They have left 570 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 402 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 46-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.85, Corey Kluber has a 7-3 record and a 0.97 WHIP. He has 115 strikeouts over the 88.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 65 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.78 and they have given up 213 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 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 669 base knocks and 316 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 830 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.65.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 12th in the league. The Indians hold a .437 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 contest. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .377. He has 79 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 297 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .488 with an OPS+ of 121. Francisco Lindor is hitting .251 this season and he has an OBP of .311. He has collected 84 hits in 335 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .457. The Indians as a unit have 741 base hits, including 176 doubles and 100 homers. Cleveland has walked 306 times this year and they have struck out on 598 occasions. They have had 596 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 403 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Indians -205 and over 3 total runs
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