Saturday, April 22, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. James Shields
The Cleveland Indians head to U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday, April 22, 2017 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and James Shields for the White Sox.
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The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -175 and Chicago at +165. The Indians have a 7-7-1 over/under mark and a 6-9-0 run line record. The White Sox are 8-6-0 against the run line and have a 5-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 7-7-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 6-9-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 5-9-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 8-6-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
04/21/17 2B Jason Kipnis Shoulder 10-day DL (4/2); expected to be activated Friday vs. Chicago White Sox
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
04/19/17 3B Todd Frazier Illness "?" Friday vs. Cleveland
04/14/17 C Geovany Soto Elbow 10-day DL (4/12)
04/06/17 P Jake Petricka Arm 10-day DL (4/5)
04/01/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Carlos Rodon Arm 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 8-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.33 and a WHIP of 0.93. He has 19 strikeouts over his 19.1 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He allows 5.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.17 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 52 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 134 base hits and 70 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 44 batters and struck out 144. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 3.37.
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As a team Cleveland is hitting .258, good for 7th in the league. The Indians hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .328 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 20 hits this season in 61 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .639 and an OPS+ of 180. Carlos Santana is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .315. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 67 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .433. The Indians have 134 hits, including 29 doubles and 17 home runs. Cleveland has walked 60 times so far this season and they have struck out 113 times as a unit. They have left 115 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 5.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 75 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 7-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.62, James Shields has a 1-0 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 16.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 9 hits. He allows 4.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.41 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .166 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 54 batters and walked 15 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.03. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 101 base knocks and 42 earned runs this season. They have given up 17 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 52 hitters and struck out 114 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .217, good for 25th in the league. The White Sox hold a .356 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .278, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Matt Davidson comes into this matchup batting .324 with an OBP of .333. He has 11 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 34 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .676 with an OPS+ of 187. Avisail Garcia is hitting .423 this season and he has an OBP of .483. He has collected 22 hits in 52 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 230 and a slugging percentage of .654. The White Sox as a unit have 101 base hits, including 22 doubles and 13 homers. Chicago has walked 33 times this year and they have struck out on 116 occasions. They have had 82 men left on base and have an OPS of .634. They have scored 3.77 runs per game and totaled 49 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -175
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