Sunday, July 12, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana (4-8) vs. Jake Arrieta (9-5)
The Chicago White Sox visit Wrigley Field on Sunday to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Jose Quintana for the White Sox and Jake Arrieta for the Cubs. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +152 and Chicago at -162. The over/under was set at 7.5. The White Sox, with a 36-47 run line record, cover the spread 44% of the time. They also have a 33-47 over/under record. The Cubs are 38-47 against the run line and have a 34-45 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 40-44 record, including 17-27 on the road. Jose Quintana has a 4-8 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.69 and a 1.30 WHIP. In his starts, the White Sox are 7-10 over his 107.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 113 hits during those innings. The White Sox are also 5-12 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 2.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 231 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 212 and walked 85 batters this season while opposing teams hit .266 against them. Chicago has a team average of 9.08 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.46 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.94, they are 20th in the league.
As a team, Chicago is batting .242, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .357 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296 which is good for 28th in baseball. With 94 hits, Jose Abreu leads the team while his team ranks 24th in hits per game with 8.17.
With a 24-19 home record, Chicago will hope to improve on their 46-39 overall mark. Jake Arrieta has a record of 9-5 while sporting an earned run average of 2.80 on the year with a 1.05 WHIP. In his starts, the Cubs are 10-7 and he has allowed 93 hits over 112.2 innings pitched this season. The Cubs are also 5-8 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.16 and they have given up 222 base hits on the year. The Cubs bullpen has struck out 256 batters and walked 105 this season while opposing teams have hit .222 against them. Chicago has a team average of 7.93 hits per game and are averaging 8.61 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.33, they are 5th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .230 average at home. The Cubs hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 16th in baseball. With 90 hits, Anthony Rizzo leads the team while his team ranks 26th in hits per game with 8.12.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .982 after having committed 58 errors with 841 assists and 2,247 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Cubs have accumlated 59 errors while having 867 assists and 2,309 put outs leading to a .982 fielding percentage.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 33-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 36-47 against the run line so far this season
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 34-45 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 38-47 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
04/25/15 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)
07/10/15 P Jason Hammel Hamstring left last game, probable next start July 21 vs Cincinnati Reds
07/06/15 C David Ross Concussion 7-day DL (7/2)
06/29/15 P Tsuyoshi Wada Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/23)
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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