Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians Expert MLB Picks 5/7/2019
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Jefry Rodriguez
The Chicago White Sox visit Progressive Field on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Lucas Giolito for the White Sox and Jefry Rodriguez for the Indians.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +150 and Cleveland at -160. The White Sox have a 19-12-1 over/under record and a 13-19-0 run line mark. The Indians are 15-17-0 against the run line and have a 14-17-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 19-12-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 13-19-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 14-17-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 15-17-0 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 CF Jon Jay Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Michael Kopech Arm is out indefinitely
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/05/19 CF Leonys Martin Hamstring is questionable Monday vs Chicago White Sox
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 14-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 5.32 and a WHIP of 1.44 this season. He has 30 strikeouts over his 23.2 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.91. 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 5.67. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 298 base hits and 175 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 137 batters and struck out 284. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.57 and their FIP as a unit is 4.98.
As a team Chicago is hitting .254, good for 8th in the league. The White Sox hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Yoan Moncada is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .348. He has 37 hits this season in 129 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .496 and an OPS+ of 128. Tim Anderson is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 117 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .530. The White Sox have 280 hits, including 52 doubles and 41 home runs. Chicago has walked 101 times so far this season and they have struck out 315 times as a unit. They have left 230 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 153 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 18-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.13, Jefry Rodriguez has a 0-1 record and a 0.79 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 12.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 8 hits. He's allowing 5.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.7. 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 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 239 base knocks and 115 earned runs this season. They have given up 35 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 103 hitters and struck out 312 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.80.
As a team, they are batting .211, good for 29th in the league. The Indians hold a .339 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.8 hits per contest. Leonys Martin comes into this matchup batting .209 with an OBP of .300. He has 24 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 115 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .383 with an OPS+ of 80. Carlos Santana is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .415. He has collected 34 hits in 110 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .491. The Indians as a unit have 216 base hits, including 41 doubles and 30 homers. Cleveland has walked 115 times this year and they have struck out on 306 occasions. They have had 202 men left on base and have an OPS of .634. They have scored 3.69 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 -160
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