Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians MLB Parlay 7/18/2019
Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Matthew Boyd vs. Trevor Bauer
Nicholas Castellanos and the Detroit Tigers (29-61, 5th in AL Central) are headed to Progressive Field on Thursday where they'll take on the Cleveland Indians (53-40, 2nd in AL Central). The line on this contest has the Tigers coming in at +189 and the Indians are at -204. The total is set at 9.
The Tigers have been bad for baseball wagerers, having gone 29-61-0 SU. Cleveland is covering 57.0% of the time, going 53-40-0 straight up. The Indians have been lousy for oddsmakers as favorites, going 42-33-0 SU. Detroit has went 22-53-0 straight up as the underdog, so they are covering 29.3% of the time.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Tigers have been a dicey Over bet for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 41-44-5.
The Tigers are covering 37.8% of the time as the road team, having gone 17-28-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland is covering 58.3% of the time at Progressive Field, going 28-20-0 SU.
The Indians have been a bad Over bet for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 39-50-4.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
7/16/2019 Josh Harrison 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/13/2019 JaCoby Jones CF Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 18
7/13/2019 Tyson Ross SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/12/2019 Grayson Greiner C Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 23
4/30/2019 Matt Moore SP Knee Out for the season
3/23/2019 Michael Fulmer SP Elbow Out for the season
10/25/2019 Artie Lewicki RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
7/14/2019 Dan Otero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 19
7/13/2019 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/13/2019 Bradley Zimmer CF Side Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/12/2019 Cody Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
7/12/2019 Corey Kluber SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/12/2019 Carlos Carrasco SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
6/29/2019 Danny Salazar SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 29-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matthew Boyd has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 3.95 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 152 strikeouts over his 114 innings pitched and he's given up 106 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.97 and they have given up 348 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 294 hitters and walked 149 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.11. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 859 base hits and 457 earned runs. They have allowed 139 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 292 batters and struck out 724. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.88.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .234, good for 30th in the league. The Tigers hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 98 hits this season in 350 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .463 and an OPS+ of 111. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 87 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 297 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .384. The Tigers have 724 hits, including 174 doubles and 82 home runs. Detroit has walked 243 times so far this season and they have struck out 878 times as a unit. They have left 603 men on base and have a team OPS of .678. They score 3.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 335 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 53-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.65, Trevor Bauer has a 8-7 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 160 strikeouts over the 138 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 110 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 273 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 307 batters and walked 92 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 737 base knocks and 354 earned runs this season. They have given up 124 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 258 hitters and struck out 880 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 21st in the league. The Indians hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .346. He has 87 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 301 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .492 with an OPS+ of 116. Carlos Santana is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .413. He has collected 96 hits in 328 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .543. The Indians as a unit have 754 base hits, including 150 doubles and 124 homers. Cleveland has walked 330 times this year and they have struck out on 775 occasions. They have had 622 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.53 runs per game and totaled 421 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Indians -204 and over 9 runs
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