Friday, April 21, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Jose Quintana
The Cleveland Indians visit U.S. Cellular Field on Friday, April 21, 2017 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Jose Quintana for the White Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -115 and Chicago at -105. The Indians have a 7-6-1 over/under record and a 5-9-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 8-6-0 against the run line and have a 5-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 7-6-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 5-9-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 5-9-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 8-6-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/17 2B Jason Kipnis Shoulder 10-day DL (4/2)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
04/19/17 3B Todd Frazier Illness "?" Friday vs. Cleveland
04/14/17 C Geovany Soto Elbow 10-day DL (4/12)
04/06/17 P Jake Petricka Arm 10-day DL (4/5)
04/01/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Carlos Rodon Arm 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 7-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 6.38 and a WHIP of 1.42. He has 18 strikeouts over his 18.1 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.35 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 48 hitters and walked 15 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 130 base hits and 68 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 39 batters and struck out 133. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 3.46.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .255, good for 8th in the league. The Indians hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Carlos Santana is hitting .226 with an on-base percentage of .294. He has 14 hits this season in 62 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .387 and an OPS+ of 84. Francisco Lindor is hitting .351 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .415. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 57 at bats. His OPS+ is 193 while his slugging percentage is at .684. The Indians have 123 hits, including 24 doubles and 17 home runs. Cleveland has walked 53 times so far this season and they have struck out 106 times as a unit. They have left 104 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 69 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 7-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.75, Jose Quintana has a 0-3 record and a 1.62 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 17.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 19 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.41 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .166 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 54 batters and walked 15 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.03. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 101 base knocks and 42 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 52 hitters and struck out 114 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .217, good for 27th in the league. The White Sox hold a .356 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .278, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .326. He has 11 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 42 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .357 with an OPS+ of 99. Jose Abreu is hitting .200 this season and he has an OBP of .241. He has collected 11 hits in 55 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 45 and a slugging percentage of .255. The White Sox as a unit have 101 base hits, including 22 doubles and 13 homers. Chicago has walked 33 times this year and they have struck out on 116 occasions. They have had 82 men left on base and have an OPS of .634. They have scored 3.5 runs per game and totaled 49 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox -105
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