Monday, May 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Mengden vs. Carlos Carrasco
The Oakland Athletics visit Progressive Field on Monday, May 29, 2017 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Daniel Mengden for the Athletics and Carlos Carrasco for the Indians.
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The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +193 and Cleveland at -209. The Athletics have a 26-22-0 over/under record and a 25-23-0 run line mark. The Indians are 15-32-0 against the run line and have a 17-27-3 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 26-22-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 25-23-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 17-27-3 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 15-32-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
05/28/17 P Jesse Hahn Tricep 10-day DL (5/24)
05/27/17 P Kendall Graveman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/26)
05/27/17 1B Yonder Alonso Wrist "?" Sunday vs. New York Yankees
05/20/17 P Ryan Dull Knee 10-day DL (5/20)
05/04/17 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 10-day DL (5/3)
04/17/17 SS Marcus Semien Wrist 60-day DL (4/15)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 2B Joey Wendle Shoulder 10-day DL (3/31)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/26/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Concussion 7-day DL (5/23)
05/16/17 RF Abraham Almonte Bicep 10-day DL (5/16)
05/14/17 LF Brandon Guyer Wrist 10-day DL (5/13)
05/03/17 P Corey Kluber Back 10-day DL (5/3)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 22-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Mengden is expected to make his season debut for the A's. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 153 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 143 hitters and walked 61 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 387 base hits and 205 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 156 batters and struck out 373. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.90.
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As a team Oakland is hitting .238, good for 25th in the league. The Athletics hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 54 hits this season in 178 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .489 and an OPS+ of 140. Yonder Alonso is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 120 at bats. His OPS+ is 181 while his slugging percentage is at .642. The Athletics have 380 hits, including 83 doubles and 70 home runs. Oakland has walked 156 times so far this season and they have struck out 427 times as a unit. They have left 309 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 195 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 24-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.93, Carlos Carrasco has a 4-2 record and a 0.94 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 58.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 40 hits. He allows 6.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.19 and they have given up 111 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 168 batters and walked 52 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 374 base knocks and 185 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 142 hitters and struck out 459 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.63.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 21st in the league. The Indians hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Michael Brantley comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .368. He has 45 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 153 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .451 with an OPS+ of 114. Francisco Lindor is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 53 hits in 187 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .545. The Indians as a unit have 379 base hits, including 84 doubles and 55 homers. Cleveland has walked 174 times this year and they have struck out on 358 occasions. They have had 327 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 202 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians -209
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