Cleveland Indians at Tampa Bay Rays 9/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Shane Bieber vs. Tyler Glasnow
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Shane Bieber for the Indians and Tyler Glasnow for the Rays.
Cleveland opens at -117 while Tampa Bay opens at +107. The Indians have a 68-67-8 over/under record and a 67-76-0 run line mark. The Rays are 82-60-0 against the run line and have a 62-74-6 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 68-67-8 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 67-76-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 62-74-6 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 82-60-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
09/09/18 P Andrew Miller Shoulder 10-day DL (08/29); expected to be activated Monday vs Tampa Bay Rays
09/03/18 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 10-day DL (09/01)
08/14/18 P Trevor Bauer Ankle 10-day DL (08/12)
08/09/18 CF Leonys Martin Illness 60-day DL (08/09)
07/28/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hip 60-day DL (07/28)
07/04/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 60-day DL (07/03)
06/20/18 P Evan Marshall Elbow 10-day DL (06/20)
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
09/05/18 SS Daniel Robertson Thumb 60-day DL (08/04)
08/31/18 C Michael Perez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/29)
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
07/04/18 P Vidal Nuno Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/30/18 P Wilmer Font Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 81-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Shane Bieber has a 9-3 record with an earned run average of 4.63 and a WHIP of 1.36 this year. He has 93 strikeouts over his 91.1 innings pitched and he's given up 108 hits. He's allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 390 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 395 hitters and walked 129 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 1,196 base hits and 543 earned runs. They have allowed 180 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 344 batters and struck out 1,351. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.80.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .258, good for 6th in the league. The Indians hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jose Ramirez is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .395. He has 146 hits this season in 517 at bats with 97 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .574 and an OPS+ of 156. Francisco Lindor is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 167 hits and he has driven in 85 men in 586 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .531. The Indians have 1,267 hits, including 262 doubles and 193 home runs. Cleveland has walked 479 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,050 times as a unit. They have left 984 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 5.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 721 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 78-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.64, Tyler Glasnow has a 1-5 record and a 1.31 WHIP this season. He has 112 strikeouts over the 87.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 68 hits. He allows 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 611 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 652 batters and walked 248 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,082 base knocks and 517 earned runs this season. They have given up 135 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 440 hitters and struck out 1,235 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.74.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 4th in the league. The Rays hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Matt Duffy comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .357. He has 138 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 465 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .370 with an OPS+ of 104. Joey Wendle is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 124 hits in 422 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .422. The Rays as a unit have 1,246 base hits, including 239 doubles and 130 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 454 times this year and they have struck out on 1,213 occasions. They have had 1,003 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.37 runs per game and totaled 621 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians -117
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