Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez vs. Carlos Carrasco
The Chicago White Sox head to Progressive Field on Wednesday to take on the Cleveland Indians. The probable pitchers are Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox and Carlos Carrasco for the Indians. The opening line for this game has Chicago at +115 and Cleveland at -125. The over/under is 8. The White Sox have a 52-58-7 over/under mark and a 55-62-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Indians are 61-55-0 against the run line and have a 58-49-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The White Sox head into this game with a 56-61 record, and they are 27-35 on the road. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez has a 2-6 record with an ERA of 4.05 and a WHIP of 1.33. He has 78 strikeouts during his 102.1 innings pitched and he has given up 103 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.94. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have allowed 332 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the pen while they've been struck out 323 times and walked 172 times this year. As a unit, Chicago has given up 8.82 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.73 hitters per nine. They are 11th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.06. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 1,028 base hits and 473 earned runs. They have allowed 132 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 397 batters and struck out 901. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team, Chicago is hitting .252, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .250 average on the road. The White Sox have a .398 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .315 which is good for 21st in the league. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.6 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this game hitting .282 and his on-base percentage is at .335. He has 128 hits this season along with 41 runs scored and 65 runs batted in. He's struck out 95 times and has walked 29 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .299 and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 127 hits so far while scoring 48 runs and he's driven in 54. He has walked 32 times and has struck out 53 times. The White Sox have 1,005 hits, including 193 doubles and 117 home runs. They've stolen 57 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 27 times. Chicago has walked 338 times this season and they've struck out 935 times as a unit. They've left 812 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 468 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this game with a 35-21 home mark and a 67-49 overall record. With an ERA of 3.21, Carlos Carrasco has a 8-6 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 104 strikeouts over the 109.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 90 hits. He has allowed 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.16. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 312 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 334 times and walking 138 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.36 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 955 base knocks and 445 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 342 hitters and struck out 974. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .294 average at home. The Indians hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.17 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .309 and he has an OBP of .359. He has 139 hits this year along with 80 runs scored and 61 RBI. He's struck out 67 times and has walked on 38 occasions. Jason Kipnis is hitting .290 and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 129 hits so far while he's scored 71 runs and drove in 65. He has earned a walk 42 times and has punched out 101 times. The Indians as a unit have 1,064 base hits, including 216 doubles and 152 homers. They have 97 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Cleveland as a team has walked 366 times this year and they have struck out 921 times. They've had 753 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They score 5.09 runs per game and have totaled 590 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 52-58-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 55-62-0 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 58-49-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 61-55-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
08/13/16 P Miguel Gonzalez Groin 15-day DL (8/12)
08/10/16 RF Avisail Garcia Knee 15-day DL (8/7)
08/03/16 CF Charlie Tilson Hamstring 15-day DL (8/3)
07/27/16 2B Brett Lawrie Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
07/05/16 C Alex Avila Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
07/01/16 3B Matt Davidson Foot 60-day DL (6/30)
06/21/16 P Zach Putnam Elbow 15-day DL (6/21)
06/10/16 CF Austin Jackson Knee 15-day DL (6/10)
05/06/16 P Jacob Petricka Hip 60-day DL (5/2)
04/27/16 C Kevan Smith Pelvis 15-day DL (4/24)
08/15/16 P Danny Salazar Elbow 15-day DL (8/2); expected to be activated and start Thursday vs Chicago White Sox
07/19/16 C Yan Gomes Shoulder 15-day DL (7/18)
07/18/16 P Tommy Hunter Back 15-day DL (7/10)
07/07/16 P Zach McAllister Hip 15-day DL (7/6)
06/01/16 LF Marlon Byrd Suspension out for season
05/14/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/10); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians
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