Friday, May 12, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ervin Santana vs. Josh Tomlin
The Minnesota Twins head to Progressive Field on Friday, May 12, 2017 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Ervin Santana for the Twins and Josh Tomlin for the Indians.
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The odds for this matchup have Minnesota at +122 and Cleveland at -135. The Twins have a 13-13-4 over/under mark and a 17-13-0 run line record. The Indians are 11-22-0 against the run line and have a 10-21-2 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 13-13-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 17-13-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 10-21-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 11-22-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
05/10/17 2B Brian Dozier Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Chicago White Sox
04/23/17 P Justin Haley Bicep 10-day DL (4/23)
04/03/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Arm 60-day DL
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/11/17 RF Abraham Almonte Shoulder injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Minnesota Twins
05/11/17 LF Michael Brantley Ankle "?" Friday vs. Minnesota Twins
05/11/17 C Yan Gomes Illness "?" Friday vs. Minnesota Twins
05/03/17 P Corey Kluber Back 10-day DL (5/3)
05/03/17 CF Austin Jackson Toe 10-day DL (5/2)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 16-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ervin Santana has a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 1.72 and a WHIP of 0.79. He has 37 strikeouts over his 47 innings pitched and he's given up 21 hits. He allows 4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 107 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 90 hitters and walked 46 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 257 base hits and 128 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 107 batters and struck out 207. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.71.
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As a team Minnesota is hitting .246, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Jorge Polanco is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .322. He has 27 hits this season in 103 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .359 and an OPS+ of 90. Max Kepler is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 97 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .392. The Twins have 248 hits, including 50 doubles and 34 home runs. Minnesota has walked 125 times so far this season and they have struck out 238 times as a unit. They have left 217 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 140 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 18-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.12, Josh Tomlin has a 2-3 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 30.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 41 hits. He allows 12.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.92 and they have given up 74 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 115 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 258 base knocks and 124 earned runs this season. They have given up 30 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 100 hitters and struck out 317 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.30.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 18th in the league. The Indians hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .347. He has 38 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 132 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .561 with an OPS+ of 136. Carlos Santana is hitting .230 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 31 hits in 135 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 87 and a slugging percentage of .378. The Indians as a unit have 269 base hits, including 59 doubles and 34 homers. Cleveland has walked 125 times this year and they have struck out on 257 occasions. They have had 232 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They have scored 4.33 runs per game and totaled 143 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins +122
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