Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale (9-5) vs. Steven Wright (3-4)
The Chicago White Sox take on the Boston Red Sox on Thursday at Fenway Park. The White Sox send Chris Sale to the mound to face Steven Wright of the Red Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -164 and Boston at +154. The over/under was set at 8. The White Sox, with a 46-52 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 39-55 over/under record. The Red Sox are 41-60 against the run line and have a 48-49 over/under record. They cover the spread 41% of the time.
The White Sox show up with a 48-50 record, including 24-28 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Sale holds a 9-5 record with an earned run average of 2.85 and a WHIP of 0.99. In his starts, the White Sox are 12-7 over his 132.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 108 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-11. His teammates are averaging 4.1 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.54 and they've given up 252 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen while being struck out 241 times and walking 100 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.96 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.32 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82.
Chicago ranks 24th in the league in team batting average at .247 while hitting .254 on the road. Ranked at 28th in the league in on-base percentage, the White Sox sit at .300 and they hold a .370 team slugging percentage. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.39 hits per game and Jose Abreu leads the team with 109.
Boston is 24-26 at home while holding a 44-57 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 4.78, Steven Wright will come into this game holding a 3-4 record and a 1.33 WHIP. In his starts, the Red Sox are 1-5 and he has allowed 52 hits over 52.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-2. His teammates score an average of 3.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.86 and they have given up 324 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .255 against the Red Sox bullpen while being struck out 278 times and walking 108 times this season. As a team, Boston has allowed 9.25 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.39 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.49.
They rank 9th in the league in team batting average with a .255 average while hitting .278 at home. Ranked at 12th in the league in on-base percentage, the Red Sox sit at .318 and they hold a .391 team slugging percentage. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.79 hits per game and Xander Bogaerts leads the team with 114.
The White Sox have committed 62 errors and have combined for 985 assists and 2,634 put outs leading to a .983 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 59 errors, accumulating 1032 assists and compiling 2,694 put outs.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 39-55 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 46-52 against the run line so far this season
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 48-49 against the over/under so far this season
The Boston Red Sox are 41-60 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
07/29/15 2B Emilio Bonifacio Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/28)
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
07/29/15 CF Mookie Betts Concussion "?" Wednesday 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 60 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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