Saturday, August 15, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta (13-6) vs. Jose Quintana (6-9)
The Chicago Cubs head to U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday to take on the Chicago White Sox. Jake Arrieta is the probable starter for the Cubs and he'll face Jose Quintana of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -131 and Chicago at +121. The over/under was set at 8. The Cubs have a 46-59 over/under record and a 53-60 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The White Sox are 54-58 against the run line and have a 50-58 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Cubs head into this matchup with a 65-48 record, including 31-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta holds a 13-6 record with an earned run average of 2.38 and a WHIP of 0.99. In his starts, the Cubs are 15-8 over his 155.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 115 hits during those innings. The Cubs are also 5-13 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 315 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 343 and walked 130 batters this season while opposing teams hit .232 against them. Chicago has a team average of 8.01 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.38, they are 4th in the league.
As a team, Chicago is batting .240, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. The Cubs hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 14th in baseball. With 120 hits, Anthony Rizzo leads the team while his team ranks 28th in hits per game with 8.1.
With a 29-26 home record, Chicago will hope to improve on their 54-58 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.59, Jose Quintana will come into this game holding a 6-9 record and a 1.28 WHIP. In his starts, the White Sox are 9-14 and he has allowed 159 hits over 148 innings pitched this season. The White Sox are also 9-14 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.52 and they have given up 300 base hits on the year. The White Sox bullpen has struck out 286 batters and walked 124 this season while opposing teams have hit .254 against them. Chicago has a team average of 9.05 hits per game and are averaging 8.35 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.01, they are 21st in the league.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .243 average at home. The White Sox hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303 which is good for 25th in baseball. With 123 hits, Melky Cabrera leads the team while his team ranks 18th in hits per game with 8.51.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .983 after having committed 74 errors with 1,159 assists and 3,071 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the White Sox have accumlated 68 errors while having 1132 assists and 3,015 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 46-59 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 53-60 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 50-58 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 54-58 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/29/15 P Neil Ramirez Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
04/15/15 2B Tommy La Stella Ribs Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/9)
04/06/15 P Jacob Turner Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Chicago White Sox
08/02/15 RF J.B. Shuck Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/1)
07/08/15 P Javy Guerra Suspension expected to miss 50 games
04/06/15 SS Justin Sellers Heel Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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