Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians 9/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields vs. Josh Tomlin
The Chicago White Sox visit Progressive Field on Thursday, September 20, 2018 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are James Shields for the White Sox and Josh Tomlin for the Indians.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +165 and Cleveland at -195. The White Sox have a 70-72-8 over/under record and a 79-71-0 run line mark. The Indians are 70-80-0 against the run line and have a 71-69-10 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 70-72-8 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 79-71-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 71-69-10 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 70-80-0 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
09/18/18 DH Edwin Encarnacion Ankle is questionable Wednesday 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 59-91 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Shields has a 7-16 record with an earned run average of 4.53 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 147 strikeouts over his 192.2 innings pitched and he's given up 179 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 493 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 535 hitters and walked 227 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 1,284 base hits and 703 earned runs. They have allowed 183 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 597 batters and struck out 1,165. 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 4.71.
As a team Chicago is hitting .243, good for 21st in the league. The White Sox hold a .408 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 .246 with an on-base percentage of .314. He has 136 hits this season in 552 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .380 and an OPS+ of 93. Tim Anderson is hitting .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .287. He has totaled 132 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 536 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .414. The White Sox have 1,240 hits, including 244 doubles and 174 home runs. Chicago has walked 395 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,458 times as a unit. They have left 961 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 617 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 84-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.49, Josh Tomlin has a 1-5 record and a 1.51 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 59.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 79 hits. He's allowing 11.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 406 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 425 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 1,249 base knocks and 566 earned runs this season. They have given up 188 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 363 hitters and struck out 1,423 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 8th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .356. He has 173 hits this year along with 86 RBI in 612 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .525 with an OPS+ of 133. Jose Ramirez is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .395. He has collected 151 hits in 538 at bats while driving in 101 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .574. The Indians as a unit have 1,324 base hits, including 272 doubles and 202 homers. Cleveland has walked 503 times this year and they have struck out on 1,096 occasions. They have had 1,036 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 5.05 runs per game and totaled 757 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians -195
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