Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox 9/4/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 4, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer vs. James Shields
The Cleveland Indians head to U.S. Cellular Field on Monday, September 4, 2017 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Trevor Bauer for the Indians and James Shields for the White Sox.
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The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -228 and Chicago at +210. The Indians have a 51-73-10 over/under mark and a 63-71-0 run line record. The White Sox are 69-64-0 against the run line and have a 62-66-5 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 51-73-10 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 63-71-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 62-66-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 69-64-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/23/17 2B Jason Kipnis Hamstring 10-day DL (08/23)
08/22/17 P Andrew Miller Tendonitis 10-day DL (08/22)
08/22/17 P Danny Salazar Elbow 10-day DL (08/21)
08/09/17 LF Michael Brantley Ankle 10-day DL (08/09)
07/30/17 P Boone Logan Back 60-day DL (07/20)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
09/01/17 1B Jose Abreu Elbow "?" Saturday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
08/26/17 LF Nicky Delmonico Wrist 10-day DL (08/26)
08/25/17 2B Yoan Moncada Shin 10-day DL (08/25)
08/01/17 LF Willy Garcia Concussion 10-day DL (08/01)
06/28/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
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 78-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has a 14-8 record with an earned run average of 4.46 and a WHIP of 1.43. He has 161 strikeouts over his 145.1 innings pitched and he's given up 153 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.99 and they have given up 341 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 450 hitters and walked 128 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.52. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 1,070 base hits and 469 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 357 batters and struck out 1,339. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.44.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .261, good for 7th in the league. The Indians hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 147 hits this season in 545 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .477 and an OPS+ of 104. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 81 men in 465 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .497. The Indians have 1,201 hits, including 272 doubles and 170 home runs. Cleveland has walked 501 times so far this season and they have struck out 991 times as a unit. They have left 960 men on base and have a team OPS of .779. They score 4.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 669 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 52-81 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.72, James Shields has a 2-5 record and a 1.54 WHIP. He has 73 strikeouts over the 85 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 89 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 412 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 439 batters and walked 200 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,167 base knocks and 630 earned runs this season. They have given up 202 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 529 hitters and struck out 1,017 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 5.14.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .301 with an OBP of .355. He has 156 hits this year along with 80 RBI in 518 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .537 with an OPS+ of 137. Tim Anderson is hitting .239 this season and he has an OBP of .258. He has collected 115 hits in 482 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 71 and a slugging percentage of .384. The White Sox as a unit have 1,162 base hits, including 213 doubles and 152 homers. Chicago has walked 335 times this year and they have struck out on 1,142 occasions. They have had 871 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.28 runs per game and totaled 573 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -228
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