Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Corey Kluber
Progressive Field is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, April 27, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Fiers for the Astros and Corey Kluber for the Indians.
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Houston opens at +162 while Cleveland opens at -172. The Astros have a 10-10-0 over/under record and a 11-9-0 run line mark. The Indians are 8-11-0 against the run line and have a 7-10-2 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 10-10-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 11-9-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 7-10-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 8-11-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
04/26/17 CF Jake Marisnick Concussion 7-day DL (4/24)
04/25/17 CF George Springer Hamstring "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland Indians
04/25/17 2B Jose Altuve Head is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Cleveland Indians
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 10-day DL (4/19)
03/31/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P David Paulino Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 14-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.53. He has 13 strikeouts over his 15 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He allows 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.66 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .180 against the bullpen and they've struck out 82 hitters and walked 25 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.24. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 156 base hits and 67 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 59 batters and struck out 185. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.71.
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As a team Houston is hitting .268, good for 4th in the league. The Astros hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .312 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 24 hits this season in 77 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .442 and an OPS+ of 143. George Springer is hitting .213 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .280. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 75 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .520. The Astros have 181 hits, including 26 doubles and 24 home runs. Houston has walked 68 times so far this season and they have struck out 140 times as a unit. They have left 131 men on base and have a team OPS of .756. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 86 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 10-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.28, Corey Kluber has a 2-1 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 27.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 23 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.77 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 62 batters and walked 20 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 161 base knocks and 77 earned runs this season. They have given up 16 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 53 hitters and struck out 186 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.00.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 12th in the league. The Indians hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .368. He has 23 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 76 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .592 with an OPS+ of 156. Carlos Santana is hitting .241 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 19 hits in 79 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .392. The Indians as a unit have 161 base hits, including 33 doubles and 24 homers. Cleveland has walked 76 times this year and they have struck out on 143 occasions. They have had 140 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 4.68 runs per game and totaled 89 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians -172
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