Friday, July 24, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana (4-9) vs. Corey Kluber (5-10)
The Cleveland Indians welcome the Chicago White Sox to Progressive Field on Friday. The probable starters are Jose Quintana for the White Sox and Corey Kluber for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +127 and Cleveland at -137. The over/under was set at 7. The White Sox, with a 40-52 run line record, cover the spread 44% of the time. They also have a 35-53 over/under record. The Indians are 42-51 against the run line and have a 45-47 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The White Sox come into this game with a 42-50 record, and they are 18-28 away from home. Jose Quintana has a 4-9 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.82 and a 1.32 WHIP. The White Sox are 7-12 over his 120 innings pitched and he's also given up 131 hits over that time period. The White Sox are also 6-13 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 2.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 246 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.59. The bullpen has struck out 228 and walked 96 batters this season while opposing teams hit .258 against them. Chicago has a team average of 9.05 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.38 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.90, they are 18th in the league.
As a team, Chicago is batting .241, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .244 average away from home. The White Sox on-base percentage sits at .295, which puts them at 29th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .357. With 97 hits, Jose Abreu leads the team while his team ranks 24th in hits per game with 8.14.
With a 45-48 overall record, Cleveland will come into this game 19-26 at home. Corey Kluber has a record of 5-10 while sporting an earned run average of 3.38 on the year with a 1.11 WHIP. The Indians have a record of 6-14 over the 141 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 127 hits. The Indians are also 8-12 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 2.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 242 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.13. The Indians bullpen has struck out 271 batters and walked 100 this season while opposing teams have hit .239 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.43 hits per game and are averaging 9.24 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.84, they are 15th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .254 average at home. The Indians on-base percentage sits at .324, which puts them at 7th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .387. With 121 hits, Jason Kipnis leads the team while his team ranks 19th in hits per game with 8.4.
In terms of team defense, the White Sox have a fielding percentage of .983 with 60 total errors, 919 assists and 2,472 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Indians have accumlated 50 errors while having 872 assists and 2,470 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 35-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 40-52 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 45-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 42-51 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)
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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