Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners 4/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer vs. Mike Leake
Safeco Field is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, April 1, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Trevor Bauer for the Indians and Mike Leake for the Mariners.
Cleveland opens at -138 while Seattle opens at +128. The Indians had a 63-93-11 over/under record and a 84-83-0 run line mark last year. The Mariners were 72-90-0 against the run line and had a 76-79-7 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians were 63-93-11 against the over/under last season
The Cleveland Indians were 84-83-0 against the run line last year
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners were 76-79-7 against the over/under last season
The Seattle Mariners were 72-90-0 against the run line last year
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 3B Giovanny Urshela Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 LF Michael Brantley Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
03/31/18 C Mike Zunino Side 10-day DL (03/31)
03/29/18 RF Ben Gamel Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 P Erasmo Ramirez Back 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians had a 102-60 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer had a 17-9 record with an earned run average of 4.19 and a WHIP of 1.37. He had 196 strikeouts over his 176.1 innings pitched and he gave up 181 hits. He allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.88. The bullpen had an earned run average of 2.89 and they gave up 409 base hits on the year. Teams hit .223 against the bullpen and they struck out 548 hitters while walking 149 batters. As a team, Cleveland allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They were 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.3. The Indians pitchers collectively gave up 1,267 base hits and 529 earned runs last year. They allowed 163 home runs last season, ranking them 30th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff walked 406 batters and struck out 1,614. They walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit was 3.33.
As a team Cleveland hit .263, good for 5th in the league. The Indians held a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which was good for 3rd in baseball. They ranked 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jose Ramirez hit .318 with an on-base percentage of .374 last year. He had 186 hits last season in 585 at bats with 83 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .583 and an OPS+ of 145. Francisco Lindor hit .273 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .337. He totaled 178 hits and he drove in 89 men in 651 at bats. His OPS+ was 116 while his slugging percentage was at .505. The Indians had 1,449 hits last season, including 333 doubles and 212 home runs. Cleveland walked 604 times last year and they struck out 1,153 times as a unit. They left 1,158 men on base and had a team OPS of .788. They scored 5.05 runs per contest and scored a total of 818 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle had a 78-84 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 3.92, Mike Leake had a 10-13 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He had 130 strikeouts over the 186 innings he pitched. He also gave up 201 hits. He allowed 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.9. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.08 and they gave up 525 base hits on the year. Teams hit .239 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers struck out 547 batters and walked 211 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They were 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Mariners pitchers as a team surrendered 1,399 base knocks and 713 earned runs last season. They gave up 237 home runs last year, which ranked 4th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff walked 490 hitters and struck out 1,244 batters. They gave up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.31 while their FIP as a staff was 4.70.
As a team, they batted .259, good for 11th in the league. The Mariners held a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which was good for 15th in baseball. They ranked 12th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Robinson Cano comes into this matchup after batting .280 with an OBP of .338 last season. He had 166 hits last year along with 97 RBI in 592 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .453 with an OPS+ of 112. Nelson Cruz hit .288 last season and he had an OBP of .375. He collected 160 hits in 556 at bats while driving in 119 runs. He had an OPS+ of 146 and a slugging percentage of .549. The Mariners as a unit had 1,436 base hits last season, including 281 doubles and 200 homers. Seattle walked 487 times last year and they struck out on 1,267 occasions. They left 1,084 men on base and had an OPS of .749. They scored 4.63 runs per game and totaled 750 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners +128
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