Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians 9/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon vs. Corey Kluber
The Chicago White Sox head to Progressive Field on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are Carlos Rodon for the White Sox and Corey Kluber for the Indians.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +209 and Cleveland at -227. The White Sox have a 70-72-7 over/under mark and a 79-70-0 run line record. The Indians are 69-80-0 against the run line and have a 71-69-9 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 70-72-7 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 79-70-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 71-69-9 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 69-80-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
09/09/18 P Michael Kopech Elbow 60-day DL (09/09)
08/21/18 CF Leury Garcia Ribs 10-day DL (08/21)
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
09/16/18 DH Edwin Encarnacion Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Chicago White Sox
08/14/18 P Trevor Bauer Ankle 10-day DL (08/12)
08/09/18 CF Leonys Martin Illness 60-day DL (08/09)
07/28/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hip 60-day DL (07/28)
07/04/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 60-day DL (07/03)
06/20/18 P Evan Marshall Elbow 10-day DL (06/20)
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)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 59-90 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 3.10 and a WHIP of 1.12 this year. He has 84 strikeouts over his 110.1 innings pitched and he's given up 75 hits. He allows 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 493 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 534 hitters and walked 226 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.75. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,277 base hits and 698 earned runs. They have allowed 182 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 593 batters and struck out 1,163. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.70.
As a team Chicago is hitting .243, good for 21st in the league. The White Sox hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .247 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 135 hits this season in 547 at bats with 51 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .380 and an OPS+ of 93. Tim Anderson is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .288. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 531 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .416. The White Sox have 1,231 hits, including 241 doubles and 172 home runs. Chicago has walked 393 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,444 times as a unit. They have left 952 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 614 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 83-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.91, Corey Kluber has a 18-7 record and a 0.97 WHIP this season. He has 194 strikeouts over the 195 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 160 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 405 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 422 batters and walked 136 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,240 base knocks and 563 earned runs this season. They have given up 186 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 361 hitters and struck out 1,409 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.78.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Indians hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .355. He has 172 hits this year along with 86 RBI in 609 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .525 with an OPS+ of 132. Jose Ramirez is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .396. He has collected 151 hits in 535 at bats while driving in 101 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .578. The Indians as a unit have 1,317 base hits, including 271 doubles and 201 homers. Cleveland has walked 499 times this year and they have struck out on 1,094 occasions. They have had 1,031 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 5.05 runs per game and totaled 752 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians -227
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