Tuesday, May 24, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Josh Tomlin vs. Chris Sale
The Cleveland Indians visit U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Josh Tomlin for the Indians and Chris Sale for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +180 and Chicago at -190. The over/under was set at 7. The Indians have a 21-16-4 over/under record and a 17-24-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 42% of the time. The White Sox are 24-20-0 against the run line and have a 17-24-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
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The Indians head into this matchup with a 22-19 record, including 11-11 on the road. Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin has a 6-0 record with an earned run average of 3.56 and a WHIP of 1.02. He has 30 strikeouts over his 43 innings pitched and he has given up 39 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.81 and they have given up 111 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen while being struck out 123 times and walking 55 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 7.99 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.33 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 330 base hits and 163 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 125 batters and struck out 344. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.98.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .252, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .229 average away from home. The Indians hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.71 hits per game. Jason Kipnis comes into this game hitting .283 and his on-base percentage is at .333. He has 47 hits this season along with 24 runs scored and 26 runs batted in. He's struck out 41 times and has walked 14 times. Francisco Lindor is hitting .325 and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 54 hits so far while scoring 28 runs and he's driven in 19. He has walked 15 times and has struck out 27 times. The Indians have 357 hits, including 76 doubles and 40 home runs. They've stolen 28 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 8 times. Cleveland has walked 137 times this season and they've struck out 350 times as a unit. They've left 273 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 193 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a 12-9 home record and a 26-18 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.58, Chris Sale has a 9-0 record and a 0.72 WHIP. He has 62 strikeouts over the 68.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 39 hits. He has allowed 5.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.78. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.62 and they have given up 93 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 109 times and walking 45 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 7.97 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.15. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 349 base knocks and 138 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year and they give up 0.8 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 126 hitters and struck out 337. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.64.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .234 average at home. The White Sox hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.45 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .304 and he has an OBP of .391. He has 52 hits this year along with 19 runs scored and 14 RBI. He's struck out 21 times and has walked on 19 occasions. Melky Cabrera is hitting .305 and he has an OBP of .374. He has collected 50 hits so far while he's scored 21 runs and drove in 17. He has earned a walk 18 times and has punched out 16 times. The White Sox as a unit have 372 base hits, including 72 doubles and 38 homers. They have 16 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. Chicago as a team has walked 149 times this year and they have struck out 338 times. They've had 320 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They score 4.16 runs per game and have totaled 183 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 21-16-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 17-24-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 17-24-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 24-20-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/14/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 15-day DL (5/10)
05/02/16 C Roberto Perez Thumb 60-day DL (5/2)
04/25/16 P Carlos Carrasco Hamstring 15-day DL (4/24)
Chicago White Sox
05/06/16 P Jacob Petricka Hip 15-day DL (5/2)
04/27/16 C Kevan Smith Pelvis 15-day DL (4/24)
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians
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