Monday, September 7, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer (10-11) vs. Chris Sale (12-7)
The Chicago White Sox host the Cleveland Indians at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday. The probable starters are Trevor Bauer for the Indians and Chris Sale for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +161 and Chicago at -171. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Indians have a 65-68 over/under record and a 63-71 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The White Sox have a 64-66 over/under record and a 65-69 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
The Indians come into this game with a 65-69 record, and they are 36-35 away from home. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer holds a 10-11 record with an earned run average of 4.56 and a WHIP of 1.32. The Indians are 12-15 over his 158 innings pitched and he's also given up 140 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-17. His teammates are averaging 3.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 346 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.17. Opposing teams are hitting .241 against the Indians bullpen while walking 126 times and striking out 362 times. Cleveland is averaging 8.92 strikeouts per game while getting 8.11 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 12th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.79.
Cleveland ranks 12th in the league in team batting average at .255 while hitting .240 on the road. The Indians on-base percentage sits at .324, which puts them at 8th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .392. Michael Brantley leads the team in hits with 151 while the team ranks 17th in baseball with 8.61 hits per game.
With a 64-70 overall record, Chicago will come into this game 33-32 at home. With an earned run average of 3.29, Chris Sale will come into this game holding a 12-7 record and a 1.04 WHIP. The White Sox have a record of 15-11 over the 177.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 149 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-13. His teammates score an average of 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 346 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.37. Opposing teams are hitting .250 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 138 times and striking out 347 times. Chicago is averaging 8.51 strikeouts per game while getting 8.97 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93.
They rank 17th in the league in team batting average with a .253 average while hitting .246 at home. The White Sox on-base percentage sits at .307, which puts them at 24th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .383. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 150 while the team ranks 15th in baseball with 8.66 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Indians have a fielding percentage of .986 with 71 total errors, 1,264 assists and 3,581 put outs. The White Sox have committed 83 errors on the season with 1,354 assists and 3,600 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 65-68 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 63-71 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 64-66 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 65-69 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/06/15 P T.J. House Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list
09/04/15 P Corey Kluber Hamstring expected to miss 1-2 starts
08/26/15 P Carlos Carrasco Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/22)
07/08/15 P Nick Hagadone Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/7), out for season
Chicago White Sox
08/30/15 P Zach Putnam Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox
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