Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians Expert MLB Picks 5/8/2019
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Shane Bieber
The Chicago White Sox visit Progressive Field on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox and Shane Bieber for the Indians.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +165 and Cleveland at -175. The White Sox have a 20-12-1 over/under record and a 14-19-0 run line mark. The Indians are 15-18-0 against the run line and have a 15-17-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 20-12-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 14-19-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 15-17-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 15-18-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
05/07/19 SS Jose Rondon Rest is not in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Cleveland Indians
05/07/19 CF Leury Garcia Rest is not in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Cleveland Indians
05/02/19 P Carlos Rodon Elbow 10-day IL (05/02)
04/28/19 P Nate Jones Elbow 60-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
05/07/19 CF Leonys Martin Hamstring is in the starting lineup Tuesday 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 15-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 6.69 and a WHIP of 1.76 this season. He has 45 strikeouts over his 36.1 innings pitched and he's given up 44 hits. He's allowed 10.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 109 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 121 hitters and walked 69 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.52. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 308 base hits and 176 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 140 batters and struck out 290. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.56 and their FIP as a unit is 4.91.
As a team Chicago is hitting .257, good for 7th in the league. The White Sox hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .339 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 41 hits this season in 121 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .529 and an OPS+ of 140. Yoan Moncada is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 133 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .526. The White Sox have 293 hits, including 55 doubles and 43 home runs. Chicago has walked 102 times so far this season and they have struck out 326 times as a unit. They have left 234 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 162 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 18-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.16, Shane Bieber has a 2-1 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 37 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 26 hits. He's allowing 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 95 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 104 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 252 base knocks and 123 earned runs this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 104 hitters and struck out 323 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.81.
As a team, they are batting .213, good for 30th in the league. The Indians hold a .338 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.8 hits per contest. Carlos Santana comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .418. He has 34 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 112 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .482 with an OPS+ of 138. 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 80 and a slugging percentage of .383. The Indians as a unit have 226 base hits, including 42 doubles and 30 homers. Cleveland has walked 118 times this year and they have struck out on 312 occasions. They have had 213 men left on base and have an OPS of .634. They have scored 3.61 runs per game and totaled 119 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians -175
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