Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox 9/5/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Salazar vs. Derek Holland
U.S. Cellular Field is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Danny Salazar for the Indians and Derek Holland for the White Sox.
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Cleveland opens at -270 while Chicago opens at +245. The Indians have a 52-74-10 over/under record and a 65-71-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 71-64-0 against the run line and have a 63-67-5 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 52-74-10 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 65-71-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 63-67-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 71-64-0 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
09/02/17 CF Leury Garcia Thumb 10-day DL (09/02)
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 80-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Salazar has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 4.30 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 128 strikeouts over his 92 innings pitched and he's given up 89 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.98 and they have given up 346 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 452 hitters and walked 129 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.51. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 1,078 base hits and 470 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 359 batters and struck out 1,343. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.43.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .262, good for 7th in the league. The Indians hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 148 hits this season in 549 at bats with 69 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .481 and an OPS+ of 105. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 82 men in 469 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .497. The Indians have 1,217 hits, including 278 doubles and 173 home runs. Cleveland has walked 510 times so far this season and they have struck out 997 times as a unit. They have left 974 men on base and have a team OPS of .783. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 680 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 54-81 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.20, Derek Holland has a 7-14 record and a 1.71 WHIP. He has 104 strikeouts over the 135 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 156 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 420 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 446 batters and walked 202 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.8. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,171 base knocks and 632 earned runs this season. They have given up 203 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 531 hitters and struck out 1,030 batters. They give up a walk 4 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 5.11.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .301 with an OBP of .354. He has 157 hits this year along with 82 RBI in 522 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .540 with an OPS+ of 137. Tim Anderson is hitting .243 this season and he has an OBP of .262. He has collected 118 hits in 486 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 74 and a slugging percentage of .395. The White Sox as a unit have 1,170 base hits, including 218 doubles and 154 homers. Chicago has walked 337 times this year and they have struck out on 1,152 occasions. They have had 877 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 579 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +245
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