Sunday, July 26, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon (3-3) vs. Danny Salazar (8-5)
The Chicago White Sox head to Progressive Field on Sunday to take on the Cleveland Indians. The White Sox send Carlos Rodon to the mound to face Danny Salazar of the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +152 and Cleveland at -162. The over/under was set at 7.5. The White Sox have a 36-54 over/under record and a 42-52 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Indians are 42-53 against the run line and have a 46-48 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
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The White Sox show up with a 44-50 record, including 20-28 on the road. Carlos Rodon has a 3-3 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.48 and a 1.66 WHIP. In his starts, the White Sox are 7-5 over his 70.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 73 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 7-5 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.57 and they've given up 246 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .257 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 97 times and striking out 230 times. Chicago is averaging 8.34 strikeouts per game while getting 8.98 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 16th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.83.
Chicago ranks 25th in the league in team batting average at .242 while hitting .245 on the road. Ranked at 29th in the league in on-base percentage, the White Sox sit at .295 and they hold a .361 team slugging percentage. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 101 while the team ranks 24th in baseball with 8.18 hits per game.
Cleveland is 19-28 at home while holding a 45-50 overall record on the season. Danny Salazar has a record of 8-5 while sporting an earned run average of 3.78 on the year with a 1.13 WHIP. In his starts, the Indians are 11-6 and he has allowed 89 hits over 104.2 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Indians are 10-7 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.14 and they have given up 248 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .240 against the Indians bullpen while walking 100 times and striking out 274 times. Cleveland is averaging 9.24 strikeouts per game while getting 8.46 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 18th in the league in team earned run average at 3.90.
They rank 22nd in the league in team batting average with a .249 average while hitting .251 at home. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .321 and they hold a .384 team slugging percentage. Jason Kipnis leads the team in hits with 122 while the team ranks 22nd in baseball with 8.34 hits a game.
The White Sox have committed 60 errors and have combined for 940 assists and 2,526 put outs leading to a .983 team fielding percentage. The Indians have committed 50 errors on the season with 892 assists and 2,524 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 36-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 42-52 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 46-48 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 42-53 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
07/23/15 2B Emilio Bonifacio Personal on the bereavement list
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), out for season
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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