Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians MLB Picks 9/2/2019
Monday, September 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ross Detwiler vs. Aaron Civale
Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians (79-57, 2nd in AL Central) play the Chicago White Sox (60-75, 3rd in AL Central) at Progressive Field on Monday, September 2, 2019. The odds on this matchup have the White Sox priced at +229 and the Indians are at -250. The total has been set at 10.
The White Sox have been hot and cold for baseball wagerers, having gone 60-75-0 SU. The Indians cover 58.1% of the time, going 79-57-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a decent Over choice for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 62-68-5.
The White Sox cover 40.3% of the time on the road, having gone 27-40-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland is covering 60.3% of the time at Progressive Field, going 41-27-0 SU.
The Indians have been a pretty good Under choice for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 58-73-5.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/30/2019 Jon Jay RF Hip Out for the season
8/13/2019 Carson Fulmer RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/6/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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
9/1/2019 Tyler Naquin RF Knee Out for the season
9/1/2019 Jason Kipnis 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
9/1/2019 A.J RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/1/2019 Tyler Olson RP Infection Out for the season
9/1/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/1/2019 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/27/2019 Danny Salazar SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/26/2019 Jordan Luplow RF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
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 60-75 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ross Detwiler has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 6.45 and a WHIP of 1.57 this season. He has 40 strikeouts over his 51.2 innings pitched and he's given up 65 hits. He's allowed 11.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 450 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 430 hitters and walked 217 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.3 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 4.91. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,216 base hits and 644 earned runs. They have allowed 198 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 480 batters and struck out 1,086. 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 4.90.
As a team Chicago is hitting .255, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .325. He has 152 hits this season in 536 at bats with 102 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 115. Tim Anderson is hitting .326 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 399 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .494. The White Sox have 1,173 hits, including 208 doubles and 142 home runs. Chicago has walked 304 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,284 times as a unit. They have left 880 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 568 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 79-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.96, Aaron Civale has a 2-3 record and a 0.90 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 36.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 27 hits. He's allowing 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have given up 390 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 426 batters and walked 140 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,079 base knocks and 491 earned runs this season. They have given up 171 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 371 hitters and struck out 1,269 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.Related: Jay Kornegay - Westgate Superbook Football Super Contest - Over 28 Million in Winnings Paid
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 15th in the league. The Indians hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, 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 .299 with an OBP of .350. He has 146 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 488 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .537 with an OPS+ of 126. Carlos Santana is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .414. He has collected 140 hits in 477 at bats while driving in 82 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .549. The Indians as a unit have 1,144 base hits, including 241 doubles and 191 homers. Cleveland has walked 466 times this year and they have struck out on 1,094 occasions. They have had 900 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 638 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox (+229)
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