Friday, September 23, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez vs. Trevor Bauer
The Chicago White Sox visit Progressive Field on Friday to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox and Trevor Bauer for the Indians. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +151 and Cleveland at -161. The over/under was set at 9. The White Sox have a 73-72-7 over/under record and a 77-75-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Indians are 70-81-0 against the run line and have a 74-67-10 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The White Sox head into this matchup with a 72-80 record, including 31-47 on the road. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez has a 4-7 record with an earned run average of 3.83 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 88 strikeouts over his 122.1 innings pitched and he has given up 121 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.74. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 419 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen while being struck out 410 times and walking 210 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.92 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.84 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 1,346 base hits and 626 earned runs. They have allowed 178 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 492 batters and struck out 1,183. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
As a team, Chicago is batting .257, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .254 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.82 hits per game. Jose Abreu comes into this game hitting .299 and his on-base percentage is at .354. He has 176 hits this season along with 65 runs scored and 96 runs batted in. He's struck out 119 times and has walked 41 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .295 and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 163 hits so far while scoring 64 runs and he's driven in 76. He has walked 44 times and has struck out 65 times. The White Sox have 1,340 hits, including 257 doubles and 156 home runs. They've stolen 71 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 34 times. Chicago has walked 430 times this season and they've struck out 1,202 times as a unit. They've left 1,043 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 637 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this matchup with a 51-26 home record and a 88-63 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.24, Trevor Bauer has a 11-8 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 153 strikeouts over the 176.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 166 hits. He has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.32 and they have given up 404 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 467 times and walking 180 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.23 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.80. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,243 base knocks and 574 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 175 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 441 hitters and struck out 1,315. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .291 average at home. The Indians hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.05 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .306 and he has an OBP of .354. He has 179 hits this year along with 93 runs scored and 71 RBI. He's struck out 86 times and has walked on 47 occasions. Jason Kipnis is hitting .279 and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 161 hits so far while he's scored 86 runs and drove in 79. He has earned a walk 58 times and has punched out 135 times. The Indians as a unit have 1,366 base hits, including 290 doubles and 178 homers. They have 126 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 29 times. Cleveland as a team has walked 492 times this year and they have struck out 1,172 times. They've had 1,017 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They score 4.87 runs per game and have totaled 735 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 73-72-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 77-75-0 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 74-67-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 70-81-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
08/03/16 CF Charlie Tilson Hamstring 15-day DL (8/3)
07/27/16 2B Brett Lawrie Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
07/01/16 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)
09/17/16 C Yan Gomes Wrist 60-day DL (7/18)
09/17/16 P Carlos Carrasco Hand left last game, out indefinitely
09/13/16 P Danny Salazar Forearm out indefinitely
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 White Sox
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