Cleveland Indians at Miami Marlins Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 5/1/2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Caleb Smith
The Cleveland Indians visit Marlins Park on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to play the Miami Marlins. The probable starters are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Caleb Smith for the Marlins.
The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -158 and Miami at +148. The Indians have a 11-15-1 over/under record and a 14-13-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 11-17-0 against the run line and have a 11-16-1 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 11-15-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 14-13-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 11-16-1 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 11-17-0 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)
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
04/16/19 P Austin Brice Stomach 10-day IL (04/16)
04/01/19 LF Garrett Cooper Calf 10-day IL (03/31)
03/28/19 P Riley Ferrell Biceps 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Julian Fernandez Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 15-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 5.81 and a WHIP of 1.68 this season. He has 35 strikeouts over his 31 innings pitched and he's given up 37 hits. He's allowed 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.40 and they have given up 77 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 84 hitters and walked 31 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.51. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 197 base hits and 92 earned runs. They have allowed 26 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 89 batters and struck out 265. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.58.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .213, good for 29th in the league. The Indians hold a .336 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.9 hits per game. Leonys Martin is hitting .232 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 23 hits this season in 99 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .424 and an OPS+ of 98. Carlos Santana is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .422. He has totaled 27 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 90 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .422. The Indians have 186 hits, including 35 doubles and 24 home runs. Cleveland has walked 101 times so far this season and they have struck out 263 times as a unit. They have left 179 men on base and have a team OPS of .636. They score 3.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 102 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 8-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.17, Caleb Smith has a 2-0 record and a 0.83 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 29 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 17 hits. He's allowing 5.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.40 and they have given up 88 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 111 batters and walked 46 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 233 base knocks and 130 earned runs this season. They have given up 34 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 100 hitters and struck out 258 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 26th in the league. The Marlins hold a .335 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Brian Anderson comes into this matchup batting .240 with an OBP of .325. He has 25 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 104 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .337 with an OPS+ of 86. Starlin Castro is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 28 hits in 109 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 85 and a slugging percentage of .349. The Marlins as a unit have 210 base hits, including 34 doubles and 22 homers. Miami has walked 67 times this year and they have struck out on 253 occasions. They have had 177 men left on base and have an OPS of .619. They have scored 2.79 runs per game and totaled 78 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians -158
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