Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Brandon Finnegan
The Cleveland Indians head Goodyear Ballpark on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 to take on the Cincinnati Reds in a Spring Training game. The starters are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and Brandon Finnegan for the Reds.
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The opening line for this game has Cleveland at -110 and Cincinnati at -110. The Indians had a 80-70-11 over/under record and a 75-86-0 run line mark last season, meaning they covered 47% of the time. The Reds were 85-77-0 against the run line and had a 87-65-10 over/under record. They covered the spread 53% of the time.
Valuable 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
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds were 87-65-10 against the over/under last season
The Cincinnati Reds were 85-77-0 against the run line last season
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
3/27/2017 Luigi Rodriguez RF Hand Expected to be out until at least May 15
3/27/2017 Nellie Rodriguez 1B Ankle Questionable for start of season
3/25/2017 Lonnie Chisenhall RF Shoulder Questionable for start of season
3/24/2017 Jason Kipnis 2B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Apr 13
3/20/2017 Tim Cooney SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least May 6
3/19/2017 Cody Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
3/11/2017 Mark Mathias 2B Shoulder Questionable for start of season
Key Cincinnati Reds Injuries
3/27/2017 Raisel Iglesias RP Elbow Questionable for start of season
3/26/2017 Homer Bailey SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
3/26/2017 Devin Mesoraco C Hip Expected to be out until at least Apr 15
3/25/2017 Nick Travieso RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Apr 21
3/21/2017 Dilson Herrera 2B Shoulder Questionable for start of season
3/15/2017 Anthony DeSclafani SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 3
3/3/2017 Andrew McKirahan RP Arm Questionable for start of season
3/3/2017 Tyler Stephenson C Wrist Expected to be out until at least Mar 31
11/9/2016 Jon Moscot SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians are coming off a 94-67 record in 2016, including 41-39 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco had a 11-8 record with an earned run average of 3.32 and a WHIP of 1.15. He had 150 strikeouts over his 146.1 innings pitched and he gave up 134 hits last season. He allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.72. 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. 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. Jason Kipnis hit .275 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .343. He totaled 168 hits while scoring 91 runs and he drove in 82. He walked 60 times and struck out on 146 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
Cincinnati had a 38-43 home record and a 68-94 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 3.98, Brandon Finnegan had a 10-11 record and a 1.36 WHIP last season. He had 145 strikeouts over the 172 innings he pitched during which he gave up 150 hits. He allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 5.19. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 5.09 and they gave up 574 base hits on the year. Teams hit .253 against the Reds bullpen while being struck out 528 times and walking 297 times last season. As a team, Cincinnati allowed 9.09 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.75 batters per nine innings. They were 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.91. The Reds pitchers as a team surrendered 1,457 base knocks and 786 earned runs last season. They gave up 258 home runs last year and they gave up 1.6 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cincinnati as a staff walked 636 hitters and struck out 1,241. They gave up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.45 while their FIP as a staff was 5.24.
As a team, they batted .256, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .257 average at home. The Reds held a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which was good for 23rd in baseball. They ranked 19th in baseball with 8.67 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup after batting .326 with an OBP of .434. He had 181 hits last year along with 101 runs scored and 97 RBI. He struck out 120 times and walked on 108 occasions. Billy Hamilton hit .260 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .321. He collected 107 hits while scoring 69 runs and driving in 17. He earned a walk 36 times and punched out 93 times. The Reds as a unit had 1,403 base hits, including 277 doubles and 164 homers. They had 139 stolen bases and were thrown out 51 times. Cincinnati as a team walked 452 times last year and they struck out 1,284 times. They had 1,014 men left on base and had an OPS of .724. They scored 4.42 runs per game and totaled 716 runs last season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Reds MLB game against the moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds -110
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