Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox Expert MLB Picks 5/30/2019
Thursday, May 30, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Manny Banuelos
Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians (27-27, 2nd in AL Central) are headed to Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday where they'll meet the Chicago White Sox (25-29, 3rd in AL Central). The Indians open this contest at -210 while the White Sox are priced at +194. The total has been set at 9.
The Indians have been an inconsistent pick for baseball wagerers, having gone 27-27-0 SU. Chicago is covering 46.3% of the time, going 25-29-0 straight up. The Indians have been an inconsistent pick for baseball wagerers as a favorite, going 21-21-0 SU. The White Sox cover 39.5% of the time as the underdog, having gone 15-23-0 straight up.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians have been a strong Under choice for over/under bettors, having gone 21-31-2.
Cleveland is covering 48.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 12-13-0 straight up.
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago is covering 50.0% of the time at Guaranteed Rate Field, going 13-13-0 SU.
The White Sox have been a solid Under choice for over/under bettors, having gone 25-28-1.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
5/28/2019 Danny Salazar SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
5/28/2019 Mike Clevinger SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 11
5/16/2019 Bradley Zimmer CF Side Expected to be out until at least Jun 8
5/16/2019 Tyler Naquin RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/7/2019 Corey Kluber SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
5/28/2019 Tim Anderson SS Wrist Probable for May 29
5/25/2019 Welington Castillo C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/24/2019 Jon Jay LF Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
5/13/2019 Carlos Rodon SP Elbow Out for the season
3/11/2019 Michael Kopech SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 27-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 4.60 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 72 strikeouts over his 58.2 innings pitched and he's given up 64 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 153 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 169 hitters and walked 47 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 429 base hits and 203 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 154 batters and struck out 508. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.98.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .222, good for 28th in the league. The Indians hold a .361 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 38 hits this season in 136 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .471 and an OPS+ of 115. Carlos Santana is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 186 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .473. The Indians have 387 hits, including 74 doubles and 56 home runs. Cleveland has walked 213 times so far this season and they have struck out 477 times as a unit. They have left 368 men on base and have a team OPS of .672. They score 3.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 210 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 25-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.71, Manny Banuelos has a 2-4 record and a 1.89 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 35 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 44 hits. He's allowing 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 165 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 176 batters and walked 89 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 462 base knocks and 258 earned runs this season. They have given up 79 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 208 hitters and struck out 431 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.94.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 14th in the league. The White Sox hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Yoan Moncada comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .333. He has 58 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 209 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .478 with an OPS+ of 117. Tim Anderson is hitting .337 this season and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 60 hits in 178 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .506. The White Sox as a unit have 452 base hits, including 78 doubles and 60 homers. Chicago has walked 141 times this year and they have struck out on 522 occasions. They have had 368 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4.15 runs per game and totaled 224 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +194
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