Sunday, July 5, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Bud Norris (2-7) vs. Chris Sale (6-4)
The Baltimore Orioles take on the Chicago White Sox on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field. The Orioles send Bud Norris to the mound to face Chris Sale of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at -105 and Chicago at -105. The over/under was set at 8. The Orioles, with a 44-36 run line record, cover the spread 55% of the time. They also have a 33-43 over/under record. The White Sox have a 31-43 over/under record and a 32-45 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 42% of the time.
The Orioles show up with a 42-38 record, including 14-21 on the road. Bud Norris has an earned run average of 6.79 and is 2-7 so far on the season while having a 1.61 WHIP. In his starts, the Orioles are 3-6 over his 55.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 71 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-6. His teammates are averaging 3.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 208 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 2.85. Opposing teams are hitting .224 against the Orioles bullpen while walking 90 times and striking out 249 times. Baltimore is averaging 7.77 strikeouts per game while getting 8.32 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 13th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.71.
Baltimore ranks 9th in the league in team batting average at .258 while hitting .244 on the road. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .313, which puts them at 19th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .423. Manny Machado leads the team in hits with 94 while the team ranks 13th in baseball with 8.61 hits per game.
Chicago is 19-15 at home while holding a 35-42 overall record on the season. Chris Sale is starting this game 6-4 for the season with an earned run average of 2.87 and a WHIP of 0.97. In his starts, the White Sox are 9-6 and he has allowed 78 hits over 103.1 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-9. His teammates score an average of 3.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 220 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.87. Opposing teams are hitting .270 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 78 times and striking out 194 times. Chicago is averaging 8.43 strikeouts per game while getting 9.39 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.08.
They rank 26th in the league in team batting average with a .241 average while hitting .232 at home. The White Sox on-base percentage sits at .295, which puts them at 27th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .357. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 84 while the team ranks 25th in baseball with 8.16 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Orioles have a fielding percentage of .987 with 37 total errors, 742 assists and 2,109 put outs. The White Sox have committed 53 errors on the season with 761 assists and 2,052 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .982 on the year.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 33-43 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 44-36 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 31-43 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 32-45 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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