Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox 8/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer vs. James Shields
The Cleveland Indians head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, August 11, 2018 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Trevor Bauer for the Indians and James Shields for the White Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -235 and Chicago at +216. The Indians have a 58-52-4 over/under mark and a 54-60-0 run line record. The White Sox are 59-55-0 against the run line and have a 54-55-5 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 58-52-4 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 54-60-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 54-55-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 59-55-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
08/09/18 CF Leonys Martin Illness 10-day DL (08/09)
07/28/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hip 10-day DL (07/28)
07/10/18 P Josh Tomlin Hamstring 10-day DL (07/10)
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)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
08/07/18 CF Leury Garcia Hamstring 10-day DL (08/06)
06/14/18 P Nate Jones Arm 10-day DL (06/14)
05/23/18 C Welington Castillo Suspension 80-game Suspension (05/23)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 64-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has a 11-6 record with an earned run average of 2.25 and a WHIP of 1.12 this year. He has 206 strikeouts over his 159.2 innings pitched and he's given up 123 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.89 and they have given up 301 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 296 hitters and walked 100 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 951 base hits and 439 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 274 batters and struck out 1,043. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.85.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .258, good for 4th in the league. The Indians hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .376. He has 138 hits this season in 463 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .572 and an OPS+ of 148. Jose Ramirez is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .410. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 83 men in 415 at bats. His OPS+ is 169 while his slugging percentage is at .619. The Indians have 1,013 hits, including 219 doubles and 160 home runs. Cleveland has walked 386 times so far this season and they have struck out 846 times as a unit. They have left 788 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 5.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 582 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 41-73 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, James Shields has a 4-13 record and a 1.30 WHIP this season. He has 118 strikeouts over the 150 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 135 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 381 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 400 batters and walked 178 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 985 base knocks and 557 earned runs this season. They have given up 139 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 479 hitters and struck out 865 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.83.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 22nd in the league. The White Sox hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Carlos Sanchez comes into this matchup batting .242 with an OBP of .299. He has 102 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 422 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .379 with an OPS+ of 88. Jose Abreu is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 117 hits in 435 at bats while driving in 67 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .487. The White Sox as a unit have 936 base hits, including 185 doubles and 127 homers. Chicago has walked 300 times this year and they have struck out on 1,100 occasions. They have had 725 men left on base and have an OPS of .706. They have scored 4.05 runs per game and totaled 462 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -235
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