Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox MLB Picks 5/31/2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Bauer vs. Dylan Covey
Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox (26-29, 3rd in AL Central) host the Cleveland Indians (28-27, 2nd in AL Central) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday, May 31, 2019. The odds on this contest have the Indians coming in at -165 and the White Sox are at +155. The total opens at 8.5.
The Indians have been a decent choice for bettors, having gone 28-27-0 SU. The White Sox are covering 47.3% of the time, going 26-29-0 straight up. The Indians have been a hot and cold choice for MLB bettors as a favorite, going 21-21-0 SU. Chicago covers 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 very good Under bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 22-31-2.
Cleveland covers 50.0% of the time on the road, having gone 13-13-0 straight up.
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago covers 51.8% of the time at Guaranteed Rate Field, going 14-13-0 SU.
The White Sox have been a decent Under bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 26-28-1.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
5/29/2019 Tyler Naquin RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
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
5/7/2019 Corey Kluber SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
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 Carlos Rodon SP Elbow Out for the season
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
3/11/2019 Michael Kopech SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 28-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 3.99 and a WHIP of 1.16 this season. He has 88 strikeouts over his 76.2 innings pitched and he's given up 53 hits. He's allowed 6.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 159 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 175 hitters and walked 48 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 443 base hits and 210 earned runs. They have allowed 72 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 155 batters and struck out 520. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .227, good for 27th in the league. The Indians hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Carlos Santana is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .411. He has 54 hits this season in 190 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .511 and an OPS+ of 142. Francisco Lindor is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 142 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Indians have 405 hits, including 79 doubles and 57 home runs. Cleveland has walked 217 times so far this season and they have struck out 487 times as a unit. They have left 376 men on base and have a team OPS of .685. They score 4.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 224 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 26-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.47, Dylan Covey has a 0-4 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 26.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He's allowing 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 168 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 177 batters and walked 90 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.07. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 477 base knocks and 265 earned runs this season. They have given up 80 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 211 hitters and struck out 435 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.96.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 13th in the league. The White Sox hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .337 with an OBP of .372. He has 61 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 181 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .508 with an OPS+ of 135. Yoan Moncada is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 59 hits in 213 at bats while driving in 34 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .488. The White Sox as a unit have 462 base hits, including 80 doubles and 62 homers. Chicago has walked 142 times this year and they have struck out on 532 occasions. They have had 371 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They have scored 4.22 runs per game and totaled 232 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -165
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