Saturday, July 4, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Tillman (6-7) vs. Jeff Samardzija (5-4)
The Chicago White Sox host the Baltimore Orioles at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday. The probable starters are Chris Tillman for the Orioles and Jeff Samardzija for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +115 and Chicago at -125. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Orioles have a 33-42 over/under record and a 44-35 run line mark, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The White Sox have a 31-42 over/under record and a 31-45 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 41% of the time.
The Orioles show up with a 42-37 record, including 14-20 on the road. Chris Tillman has an earned run average of 5.67 and is 6-7 so far on the season while having a 1.51 WHIP. He's pitched 79.1 innings thus far while surrendering 84 hits over that time and when he starts, the Orioles are 5-7. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-5. His teammates are averaging 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 207 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 2.86. Opposing teams are hitting .223 against the Orioles bullpen while walking 90 times and striking out 248 times. Baltimore is averaging 7.8 strikeouts per game while getting 8.33 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 13th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.74.
Baltimore ranks 9th in the league in team batting average at .259 while hitting .246 on the road. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .315, which puts them at 19th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .426. Manny Machado leads the team in hits with 93 while the team ranks 13th in baseball with 8.66 hits per game.
Chicago is 18-15 at home while holding a 34-42 overall record on the season. Jeff Samardzija is starting this game 5-4 for the season with an earned run average of 4.56 and a WHIP of 1.31. He's pitched 108.2 innings thus far while surrendering 123 hits over that time in which the White Sox are 4-4. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-4. His teammates score an average of 4.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 220 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.91. Opposing teams are hitting .272 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 78 times and striking out 190 times. Chicago is averaging 8.43 strikeouts per game while getting 9.45 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.13.
They rank 25th in the league in team batting average with a .241 average while hitting .231 at home. The White Sox on-base percentage sits at .296, which puts them at 26th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .357. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 83 while the team ranks 25th in baseball with 8.17 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Orioles have a fielding percentage of .987 with 37 total errors, 729 assists and 2,085 put outs. The White Sox have committed 52 errors on the season with 752 assists and 2,025 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .982 on the year.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 33-42 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 44-35 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 31-42 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 31-45 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
04/18/15 2B Jonathan Schoop Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/18)
04/11/15 P Wesley Wright Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/11)
Chicago White Sox
04/25/15 P Matt Albers Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/20)
04/04/15 P Nate Jones Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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