Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians 9/13/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Buck Farmer vs. Mike Clevinger
Progressive Field is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Buck Farmer for the Tigers and Mike Clevinger for the Indians.
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Detroit opens at +255 while Cleveland opens at -285. The Tigers have a 77-60-6 over/under record and a 67-76-0 run line mark. The Indians are 72-72-0 against the run line and have a 55-79-10 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 77-60-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 67-76-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 55-79-10 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 72-72-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
09/11/17 P Jordan Zimmermann Neck "?" for next scheduled start
09/07/17 SS Jose Iglesias Paternity List out indefinitely
09/04/17 DH Victor Martinez Heart 60-day DL (09/03)
09/02/17 P Michael Fulmer Elbow out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
09/11/17 CF Bradley Zimmer Hand out for season
08/23/17 2B Jason Kipnis Hamstring 10-day DL (08/23)
08/22/17 P Andrew Miller Tendonitis 10-day DL (08/22)
08/09/17 LF Michael Brantley Ankle 10-day DL (08/09)
07/30/17 P Boone Logan Back 60-day DL (07/20)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 60-83 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Buck Farmer has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 6.32 and a WHIP of 1.37. He has 31 strikeouts over his 31.1 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.33 and they have given up 489 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the bullpen and they've struck out 405 hitters and walked 198 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.24. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1,390 base hits and 731 earned runs. They have allowed 194 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 468 batters and struck out 1,054. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73.
As a team Detroit is hitting .260, good for 9th in the league. The Tigers hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .311. He has 140 hits this season in 540 at bats with 85 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .465 and an OPS+ of 102. Ian Kinsler is hitting .236 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 115 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 487 at bats. His OPS+ is 87 while his slugging percentage is at .396. The Tigers have 1,277 hits, including 258 doubles and 168 home runs. Detroit has walked 458 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,171 times as a unit. They have left 988 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 665 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 88-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.30, Mike Clevinger has a 9-5 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 121 strikeouts over the 106.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 80 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.84 and they have given up 360 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 477 batters and walked 135 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,125 base knocks and 484 earned runs this season. They have given up 149 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 373 hitters and struck out 1,429 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.40.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 6th in the league. The Indians hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .335. He has 160 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 581 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .501 with an OPS+ of 112. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 126 hits in 496 at bats while driving in 88 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .498. The Indians as a unit have 1,293 base hits, including 295 doubles and 190 homers. Cleveland has walked 546 times this year and they have struck out on 1,037 occasions. They have had 1,035 men left on base and have an OPS of .790. They have scored 5.09 runs per game and totaled 733 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians -285
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