Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana (5-9) vs. Rick Porcello (5-10)
The Boston Red Sox welcome the Chicago White Sox to Fenway Park on Wednesday. The probable starters are Jose Quintana for the White Sox and Rick Porcello for the Red Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +116 and Boston at -126. The over/under was set at 8.5. The White Sox have a 38-55 over/under record and a 45-52 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Red Sox are 41-59 against the run line and have a 47-49 over/under record. They cover the spread 41% of the time.
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The White Sox come into this game with a 47-50 record, and they are 23-28 away from home. Jose Quintana has an earned run average of 3.56 and is 5-9 so far on the season while having a 1.28 WHIP. The White Sox are 8-12 over his 129 innings pitched and he's also given up 138 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 6-14 in his starts. The team is averaging 2.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 251 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.55. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen while being struck out 240 times and walking 100 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.97 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.37 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82.
Chicago is batting .245 as a team, which is good for 24th in the league and hitting .251 away from home. The White Sox on-base percentage sits at .298, which puts them at 29th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .366. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.33 hits per game and Jose Abreu leads the team with 104.
With a 44-56 overall record, Boston will come into this game 24-25 at home. Rick Porcello is starting this game 5-10 for the season with an earned run average of 5.51 and a WHIP of 1.37. The Red Sox have a record of 9-10 over the 112.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 128 hits. Against the over/under, the Red Sox are 8-10 when he starts. The team is averaging 3.5 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 320 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.84. Teams are hitting .254 against the Red Sox bullpen while being struck out 274 times and walking 107 times this season. As a team, Boston has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.37 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.44.
They are batting .256 as a team, which is good for 8th in the league and hitting .279 at home. The Red Sox on-base percentage sits at .318, which puts them at 11th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .392. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.8 hits per game and Xander Bogaerts leads the team with 113.
In terms of team defense, the White Sox have a fielding percentage of .983 with 62 total errors, 976 assists and 2,607 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 58 errors, accumulating 1020 assists and compiling 2,667 put outs.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 38-55 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 45-52 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 47-49 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 41-59 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
07/08/15 P Javy Guerra Suspension expected to miss 50 games
04/04/15 P Nate Jones Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Boston Red Sox
07/28/15 3B Brock Holt Knee is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Chicago White Sox
07/25/15 2B Dustin Pedroia Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/23)
07/11/15 P Clay Buchholz Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/11)
05/29/15 P Brandon Workman Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/3)
05/28/15 P Anthony Varvaro Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
05/13/15 P Justin Masterson Arm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/13)
04/04/15 C Christian Vazquez Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/30), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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