Sunday, April 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Patrick Corbin
The Cleveland Indians visit Chase Field on Sunday, April 9, 2017 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks.
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The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -154 and Arizona at +144. The Indians have a 2-1-1 over/under record and a 2-2-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 4-1-0 against the run line and have a 4-0-1 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 2-1-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 2-2-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 4-0-1 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 4-1-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
04/05/17 P Corey Kluber Finger "?" for next scheduled start Sunday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
03/31/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (4/2); out for season
03/31/17 2B Jason Kipnis Shoulder 10-day DL (4/2)
03/30/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/01/17 P Jake Barrett Shoulder 10-day DL (3/31)
03/31/17 CF Socrates Brito Finger 60-day DL (3/28)
03/31/17 P Steve Hathaway Shoulder 10-day DL (3/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 3-1 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber had a 18-9 record with an earned run average of 3.14 and a WHIP of 1.06. He had 227 strikeouts over his 215 innings pitched and he gave up 170 hits last season. He allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.26. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 3.45 and they gave up 443 base hits on the year. Teams hit .231 against the bullpen while being struck out 514 times and walking 190 times last season. As a team, Cleveland allowed 8.28 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.71 batters per nine innings. They were 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Indians pitchers collectively gave up 1,330 base hits and 617 earned runs. They allowed 186 home runs last season and they allowed 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff walked 461 batters and struck out 1,398. They walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit was 3.91.
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As a team Cleveland batted .262, good for 5th in the league. The Indians held a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which was good for 7th in baseball. They ranked 9th in baseball with 8.91 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .301 with an on-base percentage of .358. He had 182 hits last season along with 99 runs scored and 78 runs batted in. He struck out 88 times and walked 57 times. Edwin Encarnacion hit .263 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .357. He totaled 158 hits while scoring 99 runs and he drove in 127. He walked 87 times and struck out on 138 occasions. The Indians had 1,435 hits, including 308 doubles and 185 home runs. They stole 134 bases and were thrown out stealing 31 times. Cleveland walked 531 times last season and they struck out 1,246 times as a unit. They left 1,084 men on base and had a team OPS of .759. They scored 4.83 runs per contest and scored a total of 777 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 4-1 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.15, Patrick Corbin had a 5-13 record and a 1.56 WHIP last season. He had 131 strikeouts over the 155.2 innings he pitched during which he gave up 177 hits. He allowed 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.84. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 4.94 and they gave up 583 base hits on the year. Teams hit .263 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 520 times and walking 260 times last season. As a team, Arizona allowed 9.69 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.17 batters per nine innings. They were 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team surrendered 1,563 base knocks and 821 earned runs last season. They gave up 202 home runs last year and they gave up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff walked 603 hitters and struck out 1,318. They gave up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.49 while their FIP as a staff was 4.50.
As a team, they batted .261, good for 7th in the league. The Diamondbacks held a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which was good for 17th in baseball. They ranked 4th in baseball with 9.13 hits per contest. Yasmany Tomas comes into this matchup after batting .272 with an OBP of .313. He had 144 hits last year along with 72 runs scored and 83 RBI. He struck out 136 times and walked on 31 occasions. Paul Goldschmidt hit .297 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .411. He collected 172 hits while scoring 106 runs and driving in 95. He earned a walk 110 times and punched out 150 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit had 1,479 base hits, including 285 doubles and 190 homers. They had 137 stolen bases and were thrown out 31 times. Arizona as a team walked 463 times last year and they struck out 1,427 times. They had 1,113 men left on base and had an OPS of .752. They scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 752 runs last season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians -154
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