Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox Expert MLB Picks 5/13/2019
Monday, May 13, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Shane Bieber vs. Reynaldo Lopez
The Cleveland Indians visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday, May 13, 2019 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Shane Bieber for the Indians and Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -140 and Chicago at +130. The Indians have a 15-22-1 over/under record and a 18-20-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 17-21-0 against the run line and have a 21-16-1 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 15-22-1 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 18-20-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 21-16-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 17-21-0 against the run line
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)
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 20-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Shane Bieber has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.32 and a WHIP of 1.09 this season. He has 48 strikeouts over his 43.1 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He's allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.22 and they have given up 106 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 113 hitters and walked 41 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 285 base hits and 133 earned runs. They have allowed 40 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 118 batters and struck out 363. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.69.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .222, good for 26th in the league. The Indians hold a .347 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Jake Bauers is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 29 hits this season in 117 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .368 and an OPS+ of 86. Carlos Santana is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 132 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .432. The Indians have 272 hits, including 51 doubles and 34 home runs. Cleveland has walked 134 times so far this season and they have struck out 357 times as a unit. They have left 254 men on base and have a team OPS of .649. They score 3.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 134 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 17-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.38, Reynaldo Lopez has a 2-4 record and a 1.75 WHIP. He has 47 strikeouts over the 42.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 53 hits. He's allowing 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 120 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 134 batters and walked 73 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.29. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 347 base knocks and 192 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 161 hitters and struck out 324 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.56 while their FIP as a staff is 4.88.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 8th in the league. The White Sox hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Yoan Moncada comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .349. He has 43 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 150 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 129. Tim Anderson is hitting .319 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 44 hits in 138 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .507. The White Sox as a unit have 329 base hits, including 64 doubles and 46 homers. Chicago has walked 113 times this year and they have struck out on 366 occasions. They have had 265 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.66 runs per game and totaled 177 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +130
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