Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians Expert MLB Picks 9/5/2019
Thursday, September 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Zach Plesac
Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians (80-59, 2nd in AL Central) host the Chicago White Sox (61-77, 3rd in AL Central) at Progressive Field on Thursday, September 5, 2019. The Indians open this game at -210 while the White Sox are priced at +176. The O/U has been set at 9.5.
The White Sox have been an inconsistent pick for baseball wagerers, having gone 61-77-0 SU. The Indians are covering 57.6% of the time, going 80-59-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a solid Over pick for O/U bettors, having gone 64-69-5.
The White Sox are covering 40.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 28-42-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians are covering 60.0% of the time at Progressive Field, going 42-28-0 SU.
The Indians have been a solid Over pick for O/U bettors, having gone 61-73-5.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
9/3/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
9/3/2019 Jon Jay RF Hip Out for the season
7/8/2019 Ryan Burr RP Elbow Out for the season
6/7/2019 Carlos Rodon SP Elbow Out for the season
3/11/2019 Michael Kopech SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
9/3/2019 Danny Salazar SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/3/2019 Jason Kipnis 2B Wrist Probable for Sep 4
9/1/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/1/2019 Tyler Naquin RF Knee Out for the season
9/1/2019 Tyler Olson RP Infection Out for the season
9/1/2019 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
9/1/2019 A.J RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/25/2019 Jose Ramirez 3B Hand Out for the season
8/20/2019 Corey Kluber SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
7/12/2019 Cody Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 61-77 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has a 8-12 record with an earned run average of 5.41 and a WHIP of 1.48 this season. He has 138 strikeouts over his 153 innings pitched and he's given up 170 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 461 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 442 hitters and walked 222 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,239 base hits and 665 earned runs. They have allowed 204 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 494 batters and struck out 1,116. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.92.
As a team Chicago is hitting .254, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 153 hits this season in 547 at bats with 104 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 114. Tim Anderson is hitting .328 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 135 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 412 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .495. The White Sox have 1,195 hits, including 214 doubles and 145 home runs. Chicago has walked 321 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,312 times as a unit. They have left 903 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 580 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 80-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.61, Zach Plesac has a 7-5 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 70 strikeouts over the 92.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 79 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.60 and they have given up 406 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 436 batters and walked 145 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,110 base knocks and 506 earned runs this season. They have given up 175 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 387 hitters and struck out 1,294 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 15th in the league. The Indians hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .349. He has 149 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 501 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .535 with an OPS+ of 125. Carlos Santana is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .408. He has collected 142 hits in 491 at bats while driving in 84 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .544. The Indians as a unit have 1,167 base hits, including 246 doubles and 195 homers. Cleveland has walked 482 times this year and they have struck out on 1,126 occasions. They have had 922 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 656 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians (-210)
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