Friday, September 18, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale (12-9) vs. Cody Anderson (4-3)
The Chicago White Sox take on the Cleveland Indians on Friday at Progressive Field. Chris Sale is the probable starter for the White Sox and he'll face Cody Anderson of the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -133 and Cleveland at +123. The over/under was set at 7.5. The White Sox, with a 70-74 run line record, cover the spread 49% of the time. They also have a 71-68 over/under record. The Indians have a 71-72 over/under record and a 70-74 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
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The White Sox come into this game with a 69-75 record, and they are 32-38 away from home. Starting pitcher Chris Sale holds a 12-9 record with an earned run average of 3.55 and a WHIP of 1.08. In his starts, the White Sox are 15-13 over his 187.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 165 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-15. The team is averaging 4 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.48 and they have given up 382 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 382 and walked 156 batters this season while opposing teams hit .249 against them. Chicago has a team average of 8.99 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.48 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.02, they are 17th in the league.
Chicago is batting .254 as a team, which is good for 14th in the league and hitting .260 away from home. The White Sox hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 24th in baseball. With 163 hits, Jose Abreu leads the team while his team ranks 10th in hits per game with 8.72.
With a 72-72 overall record, Cleveland will come into this game 33-36 at home. With an earned run average of 3.68, Cody Anderson will come into this game holding a 4-3 record and a 1.06 WHIP. In his starts, the Indians are 7-5 and he has allowed 60 hits over 71 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-6. The team is averaging 4.3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.18 and they have given up 378 base hits on the year. The Indians bullpen has struck out 393 batters and walked 136 this season while opposing teams have hit .244 against them. Cleveland has a team average of 8.1 hits per game and are averaging 8.88 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.77, they are 10th in the league.
They are batting .256 as a team, which is good for 10th in the league and hitting .272 at home. The Indians hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 6th in baseball. With 159 hits, Michael Brantley leads the team while his team ranks 14th in hits per game with 8.65.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .983 after having committed 91 errors with 1,438 assists and 3,885 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Indians have accumulated 72 errors while having 1,374 assists and 3,848 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 71-68 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 70-74 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 71-72 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 70-74 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
04/06/15 SS Justin Sellers Heel Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
09/06/15 P T.J. House Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list
09/04/15 P Corey Kluber Hamstring out indefinitely
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/7), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians
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