Thursday, June 25, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon (3-1) vs. Alfredo Simon (7-4)
The Detroit Tigers welcome the Chicago White Sox to Comerica Park on Thursday. The White Sox send Carlos Rodon to the mound to face Alfredo Simon of the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +132 and Detroit at -142. The over/under was set at 8.5. The White Sox, with a 27-44 run line record, cover the spread 38% of the time. They also have a 27-41 over/under record. The Tigers have a 36-34 over/under record and a 35-37 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 31-40 record, including 13-25 on the road. Carlos Rodon has an earned run average of 3.75 and is 3-1 so far on the season while having a 1.59 WHIP. The White Sox are 5-3 over his 50.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 52 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 4-4 in his starts. He is getting 4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 205 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .272 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 74 times and striking out 177 times. Chicago is averaging 8.34 strikeouts per game while getting 9.38 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 23rd in baseball in team earned run average at 4.15.
As a team, Chicago is batting .240, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .348 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296 which is good for 27th in baseball. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 74 while the team ranks 26th in baseball with 8.1 hits per game.
With a 18-18 home record, Detroit will hope to improve on their 37-35 overall mark. Alfredo Simon is starting this game 7-4 for the season with an earned run average of 3.29 and a WHIP of 1.26. The Tigers have a record of 8-5 over the 79.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 73 hits. Against the over/under, the Tigers are 6-6 when he starts. He is getting 3.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 202 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .257 against the Tigers bullpen while walking 71 times and striking out 151 times. Detroit is averaging 6.61 strikeouts per game while getting 8.79 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .282 average at Safeco Field. The Tigers hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334 which is good for 2nd in baseball. Miguel Cabrera leads the team in hits with 88 while the team ranks 1st in baseball with 9.42 hits a game.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .981 after having committed 49 errors with 694 assists and 1,862 put outs for the season. The Tigers have committed 34 errors on the season with 707 assists and 1,904 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 27-41 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 27-44 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 36-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 35-37 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
06/09/15 P Dan Jennings Neck Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/5)
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)
06/23/15 P Justin Verlander Back "?" next start
05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
05/09/15 C Alex Avila Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/7)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers
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