Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians MLB Picks & Predictions 5/9/2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Manny Banuelos vs. Carlos Carrasco
The Chicago White Sox visit Progressive Field on Thursday, May 9, 2019 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Manny Banuelos for the White Sox and Carlos Carrasco for the Indians.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +207 and Cleveland at -225. The White Sox have a 20-13-1 over/under record and a 15-19-0 run line mark. The Indians are 15-19-0 against the run line and have a 15-18-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 20-13-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 15-19-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 15-18-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 15-19-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
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
05/01/19 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 16-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Manny Banuelos has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 5.96 and a WHIP of 1.68 this season. He has 22 strikeouts over his 22.2 innings pitched and he's given up 27 hits. He's allowed 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 111 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 124 hitters and walked 70 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.5 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 5.35. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 313 base hits and 176 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 144 batters and struck out 301. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.54 and their FIP as a unit is 4.82.
As a team Chicago is hitting .256, good for 9th in the league. The White Sox hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Yoan Moncada is hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 40 hits this season in 138 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .514 and an OPS+ of 130. Tim Anderson is hitting .331 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 124 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .516. The White Sox have 301 hits, including 58 doubles and 43 home runs. Chicago has walked 105 times so far this season and they have struck out 336 times as a unit. They have left 242 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 164 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 18-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.60, Carlos Carrasco has a 2-3 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts over the 35.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 40 hits. He's allowing 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.33 and they have given up 96 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 108 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 260 base knocks and 125 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 107 hitters and struck out 333 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 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .212, good for 29th in the league. The Indians hold a .335 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 .202 with an OBP of .291. He has 24 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 119 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .370 with an OPS+ of 74. Carlos Santana is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .406. He has collected 34 hits in 116 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .466. The Indians as a unit have 231 base hits, including 44 doubles and 30 homers. Cleveland has walked 122 times this year and they have struck out on 323 occasions. They have had 220 men left on base and have an OPS of .630. They have scored 3.5 runs per game and totaled 119 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +207
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