Saturday, September 19, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon (7-6) vs. Carlos Carrasco (13-10)
The Chicago White Sox head to Progressive Field on Saturday to take on the Cleveland Indians. The White Sox send Carlos Rodon to the mound to face Carlos Carrasco of the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +135 and Cleveland at -145. The over/under was set at 7.5. The White Sox, with a 70-75 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 71-69 over/under record. The Indians have a 72-72 over/under record and a 70-75 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 48% of the time.
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The White Sox head into this matchup with a 69-76 record, including 32-38 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon holds a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 3.94 and a WHIP of 1.46. The White Sox are 13-8 over his 125.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 119 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-10. He is getting 3.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 385 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.53. Opposing teams are hitting .250 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 157 times and striking out 383 times. Chicago is averaging 8.47 strikeouts per game while getting 8.98 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 17th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.02.
As a team, Chicago is batting .254, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .260 average away from home. The White Sox on-base percentage sits at .309, which puts them at 24th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .386. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 164 while the team ranks 10th in baseball with 8.71 hits per game.
With a 33-37 home record, Cleveland will hope to improve on their 72-73 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.62, Carlos Carrasco will come into this game holding a 13-10 record and a 1.09 WHIP. The Indians have a record of 16-11 over the 166.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 144 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 18-9. He is getting 4.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 386 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.25. Opposing teams are hitting .245 against the Indians bullpen while walking 138 times and striking out 398 times. Cleveland is averaging 8.89 strikeouts per game while getting 8.14 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.80.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .273 average at home. The Indians on-base percentage sits at .325, which puts them at 6th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .396. Michael Brantley leads the team in hits with 159 while the team ranks 14th in baseball with 8.66 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the White Sox have a fielding percentage of .983 with 92 total errors, 1,447 assists and 3,912 put outs. The Indians have committed 73 errors on the season with 1,382 assists and 3,875 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 71-69 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 70-75 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 72-72 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 70-75 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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