Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox 7/28/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 28, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Salazar vs. Derek Holland
The Cleveland Indians head to U.S. Cellular Field on Friday, July 28, 2017 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Danny Salazar for the Indians and Derek Holland for the White Sox.
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The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -214 and Chicago at +198. The Indians have a 38-54-7 over/under mark and a 44-55-0 run line record. The White Sox are 51-47-0 against the run line and have a 48-46-4 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 38-54-7 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 44-55-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 48-46-4 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 51-47-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
07/21/17 P Boone Logan Side 10-day DL (07/20)
07/14/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (07/14)
07/09/17 2B Jason Kipnis Hamstring 10-day DL (07/09)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
07/26/17 DH Avisail Garcia Thumb 10-day DL (07/26)
06/28/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
06/19/17 CF Leury Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/16)
05/26/17 P Dylan Covey Oblique 10-day DL (05/26)
05/15/17 C Geovany Soto Elbow 60-day DL (05/08)
05/04/17 P Nate Jones Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 54-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Salazar has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 4.79 and a WHIP of 1.42. He has 85 strikeouts over his 62 innings pitched and he's given up 60 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.76 and they have given up 247 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 332 hitters and walked 100 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 785 base hits and 363 earned runs. They have allowed 110 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 273 batters and struck out 970. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.61.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .264, good for 5th in the league. The Indians hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 90 hits this season in 346 at bats with 59 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .488 and an OPS+ of 123. Francisco Lindor is hitting .266 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 106 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 398 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .462. The Indians have 887 hits, including 213 doubles and 116 home runs. Cleveland has walked 371 times so far this season and they have struck out 703 times as a unit. They have left 709 men on base and have a team OPS of .780. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 487 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 39-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.12, Derek Holland has a 5-9 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 82 strikeouts over the 102 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 111 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 293 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 352 batters and walked 136 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 842 base knocks and 437 earned runs this season. They have given up 141 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 376 hitters and struck out 764 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.95.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Avisail Garcia comes into this matchup batting .303 with an OBP of .347. He has 103 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 340 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .485 with an OPS+ of 124. Jose Abreu is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 114 hits in 386 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .505. The White Sox as a unit have 855 base hits, including 151 doubles and 109 homers. Chicago has walked 244 times this year and they have struck out on 811 occasions. They have had 629 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 429 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -214
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