Wednesday, May 25, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Corey Kluber vs. Jose Quintana
The Cleveland Indians visit U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Corey Kluber for the Indians and Jose Quintana for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at +109 and Chicago at -119. The over/under was set at 7. The Indians have a 22-17-4 over/under record and a 19-24-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The White Sox are 24-22-0 against the run line and have a 18-25-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Indians head into this matchup with a 23-20 record, including 12-12 on the road. Starting pitcher Corey Kluber has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 4.10 and a WHIP of 1.11. He has 58 strikeouts over his 59.1 innings pitched and he has given up 51 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.06. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 115 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen while being struck out 128 times and walking 61 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.01 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.38 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 345 base hits and 168 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 134 batters and struck out 362. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.97.
As a team, Cleveland is batting .251, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .228 average away from home. The Indians hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.63 hits per game. Jason Kipnis comes into this game hitting .282 and his on-base percentage is at .330. He has 49 hits this season along with 25 runs scored and 27 runs batted in. He's struck out 42 times and has walked 14 times. Francisco Lindor is hitting .310 and he has an on-base percentage of .366. 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 371 hits, including 80 doubles and 46 home runs. They've stolen 29 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 8 times. Cleveland has walked 144 times this season and they've struck out 362 times as a unit. They've left 281 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 204 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a 13-10 home record and a 27-19 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.98, Jose Quintana has a 5-3 record and a 1.02 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 59 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 49 hits. He has allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.08. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.72 and they have given up 96 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 112 times and walking 48 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 7.93 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.62 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.25. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 363 base knocks and 149 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 133 hitters and struck out 349. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.79.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .235 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 16th in baseball with 8.43 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .291 and he has an OBP of .376. He has 52 hits this year along with 19 runs scored and 14 RBI. He's struck out 24 times and has walked on 19 occasions. Melky Cabrera is hitting .302 and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 52 hits so far while he's scored 22 runs and drove in 18. He has earned a walk 19 times and has punched out 17 times. The White Sox as a unit have 388 base hits, including 75 doubles and 40 homers. They have 18 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. Chicago as a team has walked 158 times this year and they have struck out 356 times. They've had 338 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They score 4.15 runs per game and have totaled 191 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 22-17-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 19-24-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 18-25-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 24-22-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/24/16 2B Jason Kipnis Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Chicago White Sox
05/24/16 P Joba Chamberlain Side 15-day DL (5/22)
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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