Thursday, June 1, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jharel Cotton vs. Corey Kluber
The Oakland Athletics head to Progressive Field on Thursday, June 1, 2017 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Jharel Cotton for the Athletics and Corey Kluber for the Indians.
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The odds for this matchup have Oakland at +199 and Cleveland at -215. The Athletics have a 28-23-0 over/under mark and a 25-26-0 run line record. The Indians are 18-32-0 against the run line and have a 19-28-3 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 28-23-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 25-26-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 19-28-3 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 18-32-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
05/28/17 P Kendall Graveman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/26)
05/28/17 P Jesse Hahn Tricep 10-day DL (05/24)
05/28/17 P Ryan Dull Knee 10-day DL (05/20)
05/28/17 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 10-day DL (04/30)
05/28/17 P Bobby Wahl Shoulder 10-day DL (05/24)
04/17/17 SS Marcus Semien Wrist 60-day DL (04/15)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/31/17 P Corey Kluber Back 10-day DL (05/03); expected to be activated & start Thursday vs. Oakland Athletics
05/26/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Concussion 7-day DL (05/23)
05/16/17 RF Abraham Almonte Bicep 10-day DL (05/16)
05/14/17 LF Brandon Guyer Wrist 10-day DL (05/13)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 22-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jharel Cotton has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 5.56 and a WHIP of 1.44. He has 40 strikeouts over his 43.2 innings pitched and he's given up 44 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 161 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 153 hitters and walked 67 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 406 base hits and 214 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 162 batters and struck out 386. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.99.
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As a team Oakland is hitting .236, good for 27th in the league. The Athletics hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 54 hits this season in 184 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .473 and an OPS+ of 133. Yonder Alonso is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 35 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 128 at bats. His OPS+ is 179 while his slugging percentage is at .648. The Athletics have 391 hits, including 84 doubles and 74 home runs. Oakland has walked 162 times so far this season and they have struck out 446 times as a unit. They have left 318 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 203 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 27-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.06, Corey Kluber has a 3-2 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 37.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 38 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.20 and they have given up 117 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 178 batters and walked 52 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 387 base knocks and 189 earned runs this season. They have given up 59 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 143 hitters and struck out 474 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.69.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 18th in the league. The Indians hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Michael Brantley comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .372. He has 49 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 162 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .451 with an OPS+ of 114. Francisco Lindor is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 53 hits in 191 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .534. The Indians as a unit have 406 base hits, including 91 doubles and 59 homers. Cleveland has walked 180 times this year and they have struck out on 370 occasions. They have had 345 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.43 runs per game and totaled 217 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics +199
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