Cleveland Indians at Milwaukee Brewers 5/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Junior Guerra
Miller Park is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and Junior Guerra for the Brewers.
Cleveland opens at -150 while Milwaukee opens at +140. The Indians have a 18-16-0 over/under record and a 13-21-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 19-16-0 against the run line and have a 13-21-1 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 18-16-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 13-21-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 13-21-1 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 19-16-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
05/03/18 P Nick Goody Elbow 10-day DL (05/03)
04/26/18 P Andrew Miller Hamstring 10-day DL (04/26)
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 Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
05/03/18 P Zach Davies Shoulder 10-day DL (04/30)
04/25/18 1B Eric Thames Thumb 10-day DL (04/25)
04/06/18 P Corey Knebel Hamstring 10-day DL (04/06)
03/29/18 P Boone Logan Triceps 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Stephen Vogt Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 17-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 3.95 and a WHIP of 1.11 this year. He has 39 strikeouts over his 43.1 innings pitched and he's given up 38 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.51 and they have given up 98 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 96 hitters and walked 35 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 276 base hits and 144 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 92 batters and struck out 301. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .241, good for 17th in the league. The Indians hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Michael Brantley is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 31 hits this season in 96 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .521 and an OPS+ of 128. Francisco Lindor is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 145 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .517. The Indians have 288 hits, including 62 doubles and 48 home runs. Cleveland has walked 104 times so far this season and they have struck out 304 times as a unit. They have left 234 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 156 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 20-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.33, Junior Guerra has a 2-2 record and a 1.15 WHIP this season. He has 25 strikeouts over the 27 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.59 and they have given up 97 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 150 batters and walked 50 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.4. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 266 base knocks and 119 earned runs this season. They have given up 34 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 121 hitters and struck out 283 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 21st in the league. The Brewers hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Travis Shaw comes into this matchup batting .230 with an OBP of .319. He has 28 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 122 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .451 with an OPS+ of 107. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 31 hits in 116 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .431. The Brewers as a unit have 275 base hits, including 52 doubles and 38 homers. Milwaukee has walked 112 times this year and they have struck out on 306 occasions. They have had 236 men left on base and have an OPS of .684. They have scored 3.77 runs per game and totaled 132 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians -150
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