Wednesday, September 14, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Josh Tomlin vs. Carlos Rodon
The Cleveland Indians head to U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday to take on the Chicago White Sox. The probable pitchers are Josh Tomlin for the Indians and Carlos Rodon for the White Sox. The opening line for this game has Cleveland at -105 and Chicago at -105. The over/under is 8.5. The Indians have a 71-62-10 over/under mark and a 68-75-0 run line record, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The White Sox are 72-71-0 against the run line and have a 67-69-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Indians head into this game with a 83-60 record, and they are 36-35 on the road. Starting pitcher Josh Tomlin has a 11-8 record with an ERA of 4.85 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 109 strikeouts during his 148.1 innings pitched and he has given up 167 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.21. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have allowed 387 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the pen while they've been struck out 437 times and walked 169 times this year. As a unit, Cleveland has given up 8.28 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.72 hitters per nine. They are 6th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.81. The Indians pitchers have collectively given up 1,186 base hits and 546 earned runs. They have allowed 169 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 421 batters and struck out 1,249. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
As a team, Cleveland is hitting .265, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .238 average on the road. The Indians have a .436 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .330 which is good for 5th in the league. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.11 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this game hitting .317 and his on-base percentage is at .363. He has 177 hits this season along with 92 runs scored and 70 runs batted in. He's struck out 78 times and has walked 43 times. Jason Kipnis is hitting .278 and he has an on-base percentage of .345. 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 129 times. The Indians have 1,303 hits, including 272 doubles and 173 home runs. They've stolen 112 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 28 times. Cleveland has walked 461 times this season and they've struck out 1,108 times as a unit. They've left 956 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 704 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this game with a 39-32 home mark and a 69-74 overall record. With an ERA of 3.80, Carlos Rodon has a 7-8 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 138 strikeouts over the 142 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 154 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.97. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 403 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 394 times and walking 205 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.88 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.88 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,265 base knocks and 580 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 169 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 472 hitters and struck out 1,122. 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 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 13th 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 14th in baseball with 8.82 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .298 and he has an OBP of .351. He has 166 hits this year along with 59 runs scored and 92 RBI. He's struck out 112 times and has walked on 37 occasions. Melky Cabrera is hitting .293 and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 151 hits so far while he's scored 60 runs and drove in 71. He has earned a walk 43 times and has punched out 63 times. The White Sox as a unit have 1,260 base hits, including 246 doubles and 146 homers. They have 69 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 31 times. Chicago as a team has walked 410 times this year and they have struck out 1,141 times. They've had 986 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They score 4.21 runs per game and have totaled 602 runs so far this season.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 71-62-10 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 68-75-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 67-69-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 72-71-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/13/16 P Danny Salazar Forearm out indefinitely
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox
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