Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians MLB Picks & Predictions 9/4/2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Shane Bieber
Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians (80-58, 2nd in AL Central) play the Chicago White Sox (60-77, 3rd in AL Central) at Progressive Field on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. The Indians open this game at -290 while the White Sox are coming in at +260. The over/under has been set at 9.
The White Sox have been a hot and cold play for wagerers, having gone 60-77-0 SU. The Indians cover 58.0% of the time, going 80-58-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a dicey Under choice for over/under bettors, having gone 63-69-5.
Chicago covers 39.1% of the time on the road, having gone 27-42-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians cover 60.9% of the time at Progressive Field, going 42-27-0 SU.
The Indians have been a dicey Under choice for over/under bettors, having gone 60-73-5.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
9/2/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Foot Probable for Sep 3
8/30/2019 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 Roberto Perez C Foot Probable for Sep 3
9/2/2019 Jason Kipnis 2B Wrist Probable for Sep 3
9/1/2019 Tyler Naquin RF Knee 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
9/1/2019 A.J RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/1/2019 Tyler Olson RP Infection Out for the season
8/27/2019 Danny Salazar SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
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 60-77 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 9-11 record with an earned run average of 4.48 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. He has 97 strikeouts over his 162.2 innings pitched and he's given up 187 hits. He's allowed 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 459 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 437 hitters and walked 222 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 4.96. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,233 base hits and 660 earned runs. They have allowed 202 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 492 batters and struck out 1,100. 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 4.93.
As a team Chicago is hitting .255, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .325. He has 153 hits this season in 543 at bats with 104 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .495 and an OPS+ of 114. Tim Anderson is hitting .329 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 134 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 407 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .499. The White Sox have 1,188 hits, including 213 doubles and 142 home runs. Chicago has walked 317 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,300 times as a unit. They have left 898 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 574 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 80-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.27, Shane Bieber has a 12-7 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 224 strikeouts over the 181.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 147 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 433 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 3.67. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,103 base knocks and 500 earned runs this season. They have given up 172 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 383 hitters and struck out 1,282 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 4.03.
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 .325, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .349. He has 148 hits this year along with 63 RBI in 497 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .531 with an OPS+ of 125. Carlos Santana is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .411. He has collected 142 hits in 487 at bats while driving in 84 runs. He has an OPS+ of 147 and a slugging percentage of .548. The Indians as a unit have 1,161 base hits, including 245 doubles and 193 homers. Cleveland has walked 480 times this year and they have struck out on 1,110 occasions. They have had 920 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 651 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox (+260)
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