Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers Expert MLB Picks 4/11/2019
Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Shane Bieber vs. Spencer Turnbull
The Cleveland Indians visit Comerica Park on Thursday, April 11, 2019 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Shane Bieber for the Indians and Spencer Turnbull for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -142 and Detroit at +132. The Indians have a 5-5-0 over/under record and a 6-4-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 7-4-0 against the run line and have a 3-8-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 6-4-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 3-8-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 7-4-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
04/09/19 P Mike Clevinger Back 10-day IL (04/09)
03/27/19 CF Bradley Zimmer Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day IL (03/24)
03/25/19 SS Francisco Lindor Calf 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Jason Kipnis Calf 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/06/19 P Matt Moore Knee 10-day IL (04/07)
03/28/19 CF JaCoby Jones Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 P Michael Fulmer Elbow 60-day IL (03/23)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 7-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Shane Bieber has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 3.38 and a WHIP of 0.75 this season. He has 11 strikeouts over his 8 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He's allowed 4.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.37 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 31 hitters and walked 9 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 6.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 11.5 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.66. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 64 base hits and 26 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 29 batters and struck out 112. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 11.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.06 and their FIP as a unit is 2.53.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .189, good for 29th in the league. The Indians hold a .316 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .269, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 5.8 hits per game. Jake Bauers is hitting .200 with an on-base percentage of .273. He has 6 hits this season in 30 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .367 and an OPS+ of 73. Carlos Santana is hitting .371 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .436. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 35 at bats. His OPS+ is 159 while his slugging percentage is at .514. The Indians have 58 hits, including 15 doubles and 8 home runs. Cleveland has walked 35 times so far this season and they have struck out 105 times as a unit. They have left 53 men on base and have a team OPS of .585. They score 3.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 38 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 7-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.09, Spencer Turnbull has a 0-1 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.95 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .192 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 34 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 6.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.64. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 68 base knocks and 29 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 28 hitters and struck out 107 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 0.97 while their FIP as a staff is 3.46.
As a team, they are batting .185, good for 30th in the league. The Tigers hold a .287 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .281, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.0 hits per contest. Niko Goodrum comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .381. He has 9 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 35 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 122. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 12 hits in 42 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .429. The Tigers as a unit have 66 base hits, including 23 doubles and 3 homers. Detroit has walked 43 times this year and they have struck out on 107 occasions. They have had 80 men left on base and have an OPS of .567. They have scored 2.64 runs per game and totaled 29 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers +132
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