Wednesday, September 9, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Josh Tomlin (4-1) vs. Jeff Samardzija (9-11)
The Cleveland Indians visit U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Josh Tomlin for the Indians and Jeff Samardzija for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +104 and Chicago at -114. The over/under was set at 8. The Indians, with a 65-71 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 65-70 over/under record. The White Sox have a 65-67 over/under record and a 66-70 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
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The Indians head into this matchup with a 67-69 record, including 38-35 on the road. Josh Tomlin has a 4-1 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.55 and a 0.71 WHIP. He's pitched 35.1 innings thus far while surrendering 22 hits over that time and when he starts, the Indians are 4-1. The Indians are also 3-2 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 6.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 348 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.14. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen while being struck out 366 times and walking 126 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.04 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.88 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75.
Cleveland ranks 14th 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 .393. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.61 hits per game and Michael Brantley leads the team with 152.
With a 33-33 home record, Chicago will hope to improve on their 65-71 overall mark. Jeff Samardzija has a record of 9-11 while sporting an earned run average of 4.87 on the year with a 1.30 WHIP. He's pitched 188.1 innings thus far while surrendering 200 hits over that time in which the White Sox are 12-16. The White Sox are also 17-10 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 349 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.38. Teams are hitting .249 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 350 times and walking 138 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.95 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.49 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93.
They rank 19th in the league in team batting average with a .252 average while hitting .244 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 .382. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.64 hits per game and Jose Abreu leads the team with 151.
In terms of team defense, the Indians have a fielding percentage of .986 with 71 total errors, 1,289 assists and 3,635 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 83 errors, accumulating 1,372 assists and compiling 3,654 put outs.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 65-70 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 65-71 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 65-67 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 66-70 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/08/15 P Carlos Carrasco Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/22); expected to start Tuesday vs. Chicago White Sox
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
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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