Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians 6/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, June 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Covey vs. Trevor Bauer
The Chicago White Sox head to Progressive Field on Monday, June 18, 2018 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Dylan Covey for the White Sox and Trevor Bauer for the Indians.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +245 and Cleveland at -270. The White Sox have a 27-37-5 over/under mark and a 37-32-0 run line record. The Indians are 30-39-0 against the run line and have a 36-31-2 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 27-37-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 37-32-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 36-31-2 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 30-39-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
06/14/18 P Nate Jones Arm 10-day DL (06/14)
05/25/18 CF Leury Garcia Knee 10-day DL (05/24)
05/23/18 C Welington Castillo Suspension 80-game Suspension (05/23)
05/21/18 LF Nicky Delmonico Hand 10-day DL (05/19)
04/26/18 RF Avisail Garcia Hamstring 10-day DL (04/24)
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (04/23)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
06/16/18 P Carlos Carrasco Elbow left last start, is "?" for next start.
05/26/18 P Andrew Miller Knee 10-day DL (05/26)
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 24-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dylan Covey has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 2.29 and a WHIP of 1.30 this year. He has 33 strikeouts over his 35.1 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 239 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 251 hitters and walked 103 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 595 base hits and 315 earned runs. They have allowed 76 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 282 batters and struck out 509. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.60.
As a team Chicago is hitting .240, good for 19th in the league. The White Sox hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 76 hits this season in 268 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .504 and an OPS+ of 132. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 66 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 250 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .416. The White Sox have 558 hits, including 111 doubles and 72 home runs. Chicago has walked 187 times so far this season and they have struck out 654 times as a unit. They have left 444 men on base and have a team OPS of .702. They score 3.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 264 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 36-33 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.69, Trevor Bauer has a 5-5 record and a 1.12 WHIP this season. He has 121 strikeouts over the 93.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 74 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.48 and they have given up 189 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 183 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 576 base knocks and 287 earned runs this season. They have given up 95 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 171 hitters and struck out 627 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.99.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Indians hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Jose Ramirez comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .384. He has 77 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 264 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .614 with an OPS+ of 161. Francisco Lindor is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 84 hits in 288 at bats while driving in 37 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .538. The Indians as a unit have 608 base hits, including 136 doubles and 99 homers. Cleveland has walked 218 times this year and they have struck out on 567 occasions. They have had 478 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.78 runs per game and totaled 330 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox +245
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