Sunday, March 12, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Jered Weaver
The Cleveland Indians head Peoria Stadium on Sunday, March 12, 2017 to take on the San Diego Padres in a Spring Training game. The probable pitchers are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Jered Weaver for the Padres.
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The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -120 and San Diego at +100. The Indians had a 80-70-11 over/under record and a 75-86-0 run line mark last year, meaning they covered 47% of the time. The Padres were 94-68-0 against the run line and had a 80-77-5 over/under record. They covered the spread 58% of the time.
The Indians had a 94-67 record in 2016, including 41-39 away from home. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber had a 18-9 record with an ERA 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 6th in the league while putting together a .236 average away from home. The Indians held a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which was good for 8th in baseball. They ranked 9th in baseball with 8.91 hits per game. Jason Kipnis is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .275 with an on-base percentage of .343. He had 168 hits last season along with 91 runs scored and 82 runs batted in. He struck out 146 times and walked 60 times. Francisco Lindor hit .301 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .358. He totaled 182 hits while scoring 99 runs and he drove in 78. He walked 57 times and struck out on 88 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.
San Diego had a 39-42 home record and a 68-94 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 5.06, Jered Weaver had a 12-12 record and a 1.46 WHIP last season. He had 103 strikeouts over the 178 innings he pitched during which he gave up 209 hits. He allowed 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 5.62. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 4.18 and they gave up 514 base hits on the year. Teams hit .241 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 516 times and walking 223 times last season. As a team, San Diego allowed 8.91 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.64 batters per nine innings. They were 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Padres pitchers as a team surrendered 1,425 base knocks and 708 earned runs last season. They gave up 183 home runs last year and they gave up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a staff walked 569 hitters and struck out 1,222. They gave up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.39 while their FIP as a staff was 4.40.
As a team, they batted .235, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .242 average at home. The Padres held a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299 which was good for 30th in baseball. They ranked 30th in baseball with 7.87 hits per contest. Yangervis Solarte comes into this matchup after batting .286 with an OBP of .341. He had 116 hits last year along with 55 runs scored and 71 RBI. He struck out 63 times and walked on 30 occasions. Wil Myers hit .259 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .336. He collected 155 hits while scoring 99 runs and driving in 94. He earned a walk 68 times and punched out 160 times. The Padres as a unit had 1,275 base hits, including 257 doubles and 177 homers. They had 125 stolen bases and were thrown out 45 times. San Diego as a team walked 449 times last year and they struck out 1,500 times. They had 965 men left on base and had an OPS of .689. They scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 686 runs last season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians were 80-70-11 against the over/under last season
The Cleveland Indians were 75-86-0 against the run line last season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres were 80-77-5 against the over/under last season
The San Diego Padres were 94-68-0 against the run line last season
Injuries to Watch
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San Diego Padres
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Josh's Pick: Take the Padres +100
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