Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers 5/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer vs. Ryan Carpenter
The Cleveland Indians head to Comerica Park on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are Trevor Bauer for the Indians and Ryan Carpenter for the Tigers.
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The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -110 and Detroit at +100. The Indians have a 21-18-1 over/under mark and a 16-24-0 run line record. The Tigers are 22-18-0 against the run line and have a 18-21-1 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 21-18-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 16-24-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 18-21-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 22-18-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/13/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hamstring 10-day DL (05/12)
05/13/18 P Tyler Olson Paternity List is out indefinitely
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
05/03/18 P Nick Goody Elbow 10-day DL (05/03)
04/08/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (04/08)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/14/18 3B Jeimer Candelario Wrist 10-day DL (05/14)
05/14/18 LF Nicholas Castellanos Finger is "?" Tuesday vs Cleveland Indians
05/08/18 P Alex Wilson Foot 10-day DL (05/08)
05/08/18 P Jordan Zimmermann Shoulder 10-day DL (05/08)
05/08/18 CF Leonys Martin Hamstring 10-day DL (05/09)
05/04/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Hamstring 10-day DL (05/04)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 20-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.22 this year. He has 57 strikeouts over his 51 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.45 and they have given up 108 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 109 hitters and walked 42 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 329 base hits and 164 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 105 batters and struck out 348. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .246, good for 15th in the league. The Indians hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .318 with an on-base percentage of .383. He has 54 hits this season in 170 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .612 and an OPS+ of 157. Jose Ramirez is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 44 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 153 at bats. His OPS+ is 157 while his slugging percentage is at .614. The Indians have 345 hits, including 74 doubles and 61 home runs. Cleveland has walked 127 times so far this season and they have struck out 353 times as a unit. They have left 274 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 193 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 18-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.36, Ryan Carpenter has a 0-0 record and a 1.91 WHIP this season. He has 4 strikeouts over the 3.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 5 hits. He allows 12.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 10.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 146 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 134 batters and walked 64 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 341 base knocks and 167 earned runs this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 133 hitters and struck out 305 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.37.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 3rd in the league. The Tigers hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Jose Iglesias comes into this matchup batting .243 with an OBP of .293. He has 33 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 136 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .360 with an OPS+ of 75. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .326 this season and he has an OBP of .386. He has collected 47 hits in 144 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Tigers as a unit have 369 base hits, including 91 doubles and 36 homers. Detroit has walked 111 times this year and they have struck out on 307 occasions. They have had 293 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.47 runs per game and totaled 179 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -110
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