Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians Expert MLB Picks 5/6/2019
Monday, May 6, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Trevor Bauer
The Chicago White Sox visit Progressive Field on Monday, May 6, 2019 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Ivan Nova for the White Sox and Trevor Bauer for the Indians.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +212 and Cleveland at -230. The White Sox have a 18-12-1 over/under record and a 13-18-0 run line mark. The Indians are 15-16-0 against the run line and have a 13-17-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 18-12-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 13-18-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 13-17-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 15-16-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
05/02/19 P Carlos Rodon Elbow 10-day IL (05/02)
04/29/19 P Ryan Burr Shoulder 10-day IL (04/25)
04/28/19 P Nate Jones Elbow 10-day IL (04/27)
04/28/19 LF Eloy Jimenez Ankle 10-day IL (04/27)
03/27/19 P Ian Hamilton Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 CF Jon Jay Hip 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Michael Kopech Arm is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/01/19 P Corey Kluber Forearm 10-day IL (05/03)
04/09/19 P Mike Clevinger Back 10-day IL (04/09)
03/27/19 CF Bradley Zimmer Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day IL (03/24)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 14-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 8.33 and a WHIP of 1.79 this season. He has 23 strikeouts over his 31.1 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He's allowed 13.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 102 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 112 hitters and walked 61 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.55. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 288 base hits and 166 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 128 batters and struck out 274. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.55 and their FIP as a unit is 4.96.
As a team Chicago is hitting .256, good for 8th in the league. The White Sox hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .336 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 38 hits this season in 113 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .540 and an OPS+ of 143. Yoan Moncada is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 125 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .512. The White Sox have 274 hits, including 52 doubles and 39 home runs. Chicago has walked 100 times so far this season and they have struck out 304 times as a unit. They have left 223 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 151 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 18-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.45, Trevor Bauer has a 4-1 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He has 55 strikeouts over the 47.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 27 hits. He's allowing 5.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.21 and they have given up 82 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 93 batters and walked 35 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.49. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 227 base knocks and 105 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 98 hitters and struck out 304 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.67.
As a team, they are batting .215, good for 29th in the league. The Indians hold a .346 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.9 hits per contest. Carlos Santana comes into this matchup batting .321 with an OBP of .429. He has 34 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 106 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .509 with an OPS+ of 148. Leonys Martin is hitting .209 this season and he has an OBP of .300. He has collected 24 hits in 115 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 79 and a slugging percentage of .383. The Indians as a unit have 214 base hits, including 40 doubles and 30 homers. Cleveland has walked 112 times this year and they have struck out on 297 occasions. They have had 197 men left on base and have an OPS of .645. They have scored 3.81 runs per game and totaled 118 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians -230
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