Thursday, July 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija (6-5) vs. Trevor Bauer (8-6)
The Chicago White Sox take on the Cleveland Indians on Thursday at Progressive Field. The White Sox send Jeff Samardzija to the mound to face Trevor Bauer of the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +123 and Cleveland at -133. The over/under was set at 7.5. The White Sox, with a 39-52 run line record, cover the spread 43% of the time. They also have a 35-52 over/under record. The Indians have a 44-47 over/under record and a 41-51 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 45% of the time.
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The White Sox head into this matchup with a 42-49 record, including 18-28 on the road. Jeff Samardzija has an earned run average of 4.08 and is 6-5 so far on the season while having a 1.23 WHIP. The White Sox are 9-10 over his 132.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 137 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 9-9 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.55 and they've given up 244 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .258 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 94 times and striking out 225 times. Chicago is averaging 8.38 strikeouts per game while getting 9.08 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 19th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.92.
Chicago ranks 25th in the league in team batting average at .241 while hitting .244 on the road. Ranked at 29th in the league in on-base percentage, the White Sox sit at .295 and they hold a .358 team slugging percentage. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 96 while the team ranks 24th in baseball with 8.14 hits per game.
With a 19-26 home record, Cleveland will hope to improve on their 44-48 overall mark. Trevor Bauer is starting this game 8-6 for the season with an earned run average of 4.03 and a WHIP of 1.25. The Indians have a record of 9-9 over the 109.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 92 hits. Against the over/under, the Indians are 5-12 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 3.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.17 and they have given up 235 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .237 against the Indians bullpen while walking 99 times and striking out 264 times. Cleveland is averaging 9.25 strikeouts per game while getting 8.33 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82.
They rank 21st in the league in team batting average with a .249 average while hitting .254 at home. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .322 and they hold a .384 team slugging percentage. Jason Kipnis leads the team in hits with 117 while the team ranks 22nd in baseball with 8.34 hits a game.
The White Sox have committed 59 errors and have combined for 917 assists and 2,445 put outs leading to a .983 team fielding percentage. The Indians have committed 50 errors on the season with 862 assists and 2,443 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 35-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 39-52 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 44-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 41-51 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
07/08/15 P Javy Guerra Suspension expected to miss 50 games
04/04/15 P Nate Jones Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/7)
06/14/15 1B Nick Swisher Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/13)
04/06/15 P Josh Tomlin Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/29)
04/05/15 P Gavin Floyd Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox
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