Sunday, September 20, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: John Danks (7-12) vs. Josh Tomlin (5-2)
The Chicago White Sox visit Progressive Field on Sunday to play the Cleveland Indians. John Danks is the probable starter for the White Sox and he'll face Josh Tomlin of the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +158 and Cleveland at -168. The over/under was set at 8.5. The White Sox, with a 70-76 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 72-69 over/under record. The Indians are 71-75 against the run line and have a 73-72 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
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The White Sox show up with a 69-77 record, including 32-39 on the road. Starting pitcher John Danks holds a 7-12 record with an earned run average of 4.56 and a WHIP of 1.35. He's pitched 161.2 innings thus far while surrendering 171 hits over that time and when he starts, the White Sox are 13-14. The White Sox are also 12-14 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.63 and they've given up 390 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .252 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 159 times and striking out 384 times. Chicago is averaging 8.49 strikeouts per game while getting 9.01 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 17th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.03.
Chicago ranks 15th in the league in team batting average at .253 while hitting .259 on the road. Ranked at 24th in the league in on-base percentage, the White Sox sit at .309 and they hold a .385 team slugging percentage. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 165 while the team ranks 11th in baseball with 8.68 hits per game.
Cleveland is 34-37 at home while holding a 73-73 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 2.70, Josh Tomlin will come into this game holding a 5-2 record and a 0.68 WHIP. He's pitched 50 innings thus far while surrendering 31 hits over that time in which the Indians are 5-2. The Indians are also 4-3 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 5.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.23 and they have given up 386 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .244 against the Indians bullpen while walking 138 times and striking out 399 times. Cleveland is averaging 8.88 strikeouts per game while getting 8.12 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78.
They rank 10th in the league in team batting average with a .257 average while hitting .274 at home. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Indians sit at .326 and they hold a .397 team slugging percentage. Michael Brantley leads the team in hits with 162 while the team ranks 10th in baseball with 8.69 hits a game.
The White Sox have committed 94 errors and have combined for 1,455 assists and 3,936 put outs leading to a .983 team fielding percentage. The Indians have committed 74 errors on the season with 1,395 assists and 3,902 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 72-69 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 70-76 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 73-72 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 71-75 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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