Sunday, June 28, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija (5-4) vs. David Price (7-2)
The Chicago White Sox take on the Detroit Tigers on Sunday at Comerica Park. The White Sox send Jeff Samardzija to the mound to face David Price of the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +160 and Detroit at -170. The over/under was set at 8. The White Sox have a 29-41 over/under record and a 29-44 run line mark, meaning they cover 40% of the time. The Tigers have a 38-34 over/under record and a 35-39 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 47% of the time.
The White Sox show up with a 32-41 record, including 14-26 on the road. Jeff Samardzija has a 5-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.53 and a 1.33 WHIP. The White Sox are 7-8 over his 101.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 118 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-6. He is getting 4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 216 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 184 and walked 76 batters this season while opposing teams hit .276 against them. Chicago has a team average of 9.58 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.38 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.22, they are 25th in the league.
As a team, Chicago is batting .240, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .355 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295 which is good for 27th in baseball. With 79 hits, Jose Abreu leads the team while his team ranks 25th in hits per game with 8.11.
Detroit is 19-19 at home while holding a 38-36 overall record on the season. David Price has a record of 7-2 while sporting an earned run average of 2.42 on the year with a 1.12 WHIP. The Tigers have a record of 12-3 over the 104 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 96 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-7. He is getting 4.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 208 base hits on the year. The Tigers bullpen has struck out 157 batters and walked 73 this season while opposing teams have hit .257 against them. Detroit has a team average of 8.85 hits per game and are averaging 6.73 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.05, they are 19th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .276, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .288 average at Safeco Field. The Tigers hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335 which is good for 2nd in baseball. With 92 hits, Miguel Cabrera leads the team while his team ranks 1st in hits per game with 9.51.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .981 after having committed 52 errors with 723 assists and 1,940 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Tigers have accumlated 34 errors while having 734 assists and 1,985 put outs leading to a .988 fielding percentage.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 29-41 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 29-44 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 38-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 35-39 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 White Sox
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