Monday, September 12, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Miguel Gonzalez
The Cleveland Indians head to U.S. Cellular Field on Monday to take on the Chicago White Sox. The probable pitchers are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox. The Indians have a 70-61-10 over/under mark and a 67-74-0 run line record, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The White Sox are 71-70-0 against the run line and have a 66-68-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Indians head into this game with a 82-59 record, and they are 35-34 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has a 11-7 record with an ERA of 3.15 and a WHIP of 1.11. He has 148 strikeouts during his 142.2 innings pitched and he has given up 125 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.65. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.36 and they have allowed 378 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the pen while they've been struck out 430 times and walked 167 times this year. As a unit, Cleveland has given up 8.25 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.71 hitters per nine. They are 6th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.80. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 1,165 base hits and 537 earned runs. They have allowed 166 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 416 batters and struck out 1,230. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
As a team, Cleveland is hitting .265, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .237 average on the road. The Indians have a .436 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .329 which is good for 6th in the league. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.09 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this game hitting .320 and his on-base percentage is at .365. He has 176 hits this season along with 91 runs scored and 70 runs batted in. He's struck out 77 times and has walked 42 times. Jason Kipnis is hitting .280 and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 151 hits so far while scoring 82 runs and he's driven in 77. He has walked 56 times and has struck out 128 times. The Indians have 1,282 hits, including 268 doubles and 171 home runs. They've stolen 111 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 28 times. Cleveland has walked 453 times this season and they've struck out 1,096 times as a unit. They've left 939 men on base and have a team OPS of .765. They score 4.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 693 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this game with a 38-31 home mark and a 68-73 overall record. With an ERA of 3.81, Miguel Gonzalez has a 3-6 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 82 strikeouts over the 108.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 109 hits. He has allowed 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.85. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 399 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 392 times and walking 205 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.88 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.86 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,247 base knocks and 574 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 166 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 469 hitters and struck out 1,104. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.34.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .262 average at 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 16th in baseball with 8.82 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .299 and he has an OBP of .351. He has 164 hits this year along with 58 runs scored and 90 RBI. He's struck out 111 times and has walked on 36 occasions. Melky Cabrera is hitting .297 and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 151 hits so far while he's scored 60 runs and drove in 71. He has earned a walk 42 times and has punched out 62 times. The White Sox as a unit have 1,242 base hits, including 243 doubles and 143 homers. They have 68 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 31 times. Chicago as a team has walked 402 times this year and they have struck out 1,126 times. They've had 972 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They score 4.19 runs per game and have totaled 591 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 70-61-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 67-74-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 66-68-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 71-70-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/10/16 P Danny Salazar Forearm "?" for next scheduled start
08/31/16 C Yan Gomes Shoulder 60-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
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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