Sunday, June 19, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon vs. Carlos Carrasco
The Chicago White Sox visit Progressive Field on Sunday to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Carlos Rodon for the White Sox and Carlos Carrasco for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +170 and Cleveland at -180. The over/under was set at 8.5. The White Sox have a 30-34-3 over/under record and a 30-37-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Indians are 32-34-0 against the run line and have a 33-27-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 33-34 record, including 16-17 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon has a 2-6 record with an earned run average of 4.28 and a WHIP of 1.50. He has 66 strikeouts over his 69.1 innings pitched and he has given up 78 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.31. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 181 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen while being struck out 172 times and walking 88 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.83 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.73 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.90. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 589 base hits and 260 earned runs. They have allowed 67 home runs this season and they allow 1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 219 batters and struck out 516. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
As a team, Chicago is batting .245, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.3 hits per game. Adam Eaton comes into this game hitting .276 and his on-base percentage is at .361. He has 72 hits this season along with 29 runs scored and 22 runs batted in. He's struck out 43 times and has walked 27 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .288 and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 69 hits so far while scoring 30 runs and he's driven in 31. He has walked 23 times and has struck out 28 times. The White Sox have 555 hits, including 108 doubles and 60 home runs. They've stolen 27 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. Chicago has walked 213 times this season and they've struck out 538 times as a unit. They've left 466 men on base and have a team OPS of .700. They score 4.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 275 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this matchup with a 18-12 home record and a 36-30 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.40, Carlos Carrasco has a 2-2 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 39.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 40 hits. He has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.62. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 166 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 184 times and walking 77 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.22 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.41 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 541 base knocks and 248 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 75 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 185 hitters and struck out 553. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .284 average at home. The Indians hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.55 hits per contest. Jason Kipnis comes into this matchup batting .267 and he has an OBP of .324. He has 68 hits this year along with 33 runs scored and 34 RBI. He's struck out 59 times and has walked on 23 occasions. Francisco Lindor is hitting .304 and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 77 hits so far while he's scored 40 runs and drove in 34. He has earned a walk 24 times and has punched out 38 times. The Indians as a unit have 564 base hits, including 111 doubles and 76 homers. They have 48 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 13 times. Cleveland as a team has walked 216 times this year and they have struck out 529 times. They've had 431 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They score 4.61 runs per game and have totaled 304 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 30-34-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 30-37-0 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 33-27-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 32-34-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
06/10/16 DH Justin Morneau Elbow 15-day DL (6/9)
06/10/16 CF Austin Jackson Knee 15-day DL (6/10)
05/06/16 P Jacob Petricka Hip 15-day DL (5/2)
04/27/16 C Kevan Smith Pelvis 15-day DL (4/24)
06/17/16 3B Juan Uribe Groin "?" Saturday vs. Chicago White Sox
06/01/16 LF Marlon Byrd Suspension out for season
05/14/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 15-day DL (5/10)
05/02/16 C Roberto Perez Thumb 60-day DL (5/2)
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox
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