Saturday, September 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Cody Anderson
The Chicago White Sox head to Progressive Field on Saturday to take on the Cleveland Indians. The probable pitchers are Jose Quintana for the White Sox and Cody Anderson for the Indians. The opening line for this game has Chicago at -115 and Cleveland at +105. The over/under is 8.5. The White Sox have a 73-72-7 over/under mark and a 77-75-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Indians are 71-81-0 against the run line and have a 74-68-10 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The White Sox head into this game with a 72-80 record, and they are 31-47 on the road. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 12-11 record with an ERA of 3.26 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has 172 strikeouts during his 196 innings pitched and he has given up 181 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.52. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have allowed 419 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the pen while they've been struck out 410 times and walked 210 times this year. As a unit, Chicago has given up 8.92 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.84 hitters per nine. They are 15th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.15. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 1,345 base hits and 625 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 4.31.
As a team, Chicago is hitting .257, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .254 average on the road. The White Sox have a .407 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .318 which is good for 20th in the league. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.82 hits per contest. 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 game with a 52-26 home mark and a 89-63 overall record. With an ERA of 6.24, Cody Anderson has a 2-4 record and a 1.58 WHIP. He has 49 strikeouts over the 57.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 78 hits. He has allowed 12.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.86. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have given up 406 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 471 times and walking 180 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.21 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,249 base knocks and 576 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 176 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 443 hitters and struck out 1,323. 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 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .290 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 9.02 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .305 and he has an OBP of .355. He has 179 hits this year along with 95 runs scored and 71 RBI. He's struck out 87 times and has walked on 49 occasions. Jason Kipnis is hitting .279 and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 162 hits so far while he's scored 88 runs and drove in 80. He has earned a walk 58 times and has punched out 136 times. The Indians as a unit have 1,371 base hits, including 292 doubles and 180 homers. They have 127 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 29 times. Cleveland as a team has walked 496 times this year and they have struck out 1,177 times. They've had 1,021 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They score 4.87 runs per game and have totaled 740 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 74-68-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 71-81-0 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 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
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians
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