Monday, September 21, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija (9-13) vs. Kyle Ryan (2-3)
The Chicago White Sox visit Comerica Park on Monday to play the Detroit Tigers. Jeff Samardzija is the probable starter for the White Sox and he'll face Kyle Ryan of the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -105 and Detroit at -105. The over/under was set at 9. The White Sox have a 73-69 over/under record and a 71-77 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Tigers are 68-80 against the run line and have a 81-60 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The White Sox show up with a 70-78 record, including 33-40 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija holds a 9-13 record with an earned run average of 5.27 and a WHIP of 1.35. In his starts, the White Sox are 12-18 over his 198 innings pitched this season while giving up 219 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 19-10 in his starts. The team is averaging 4.3 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 398 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 389 and walked 160 batters this season while opposing teams hit .254 against them. Chicago has a team average of 9.01 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.47 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.03, they are 17th in the league.
Chicago is batting .253 as a team, which is good for 15th in the league and hitting .258 away from home. The White Sox hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 24th in baseball. With 166 hits, Jose Abreu leads the team while his team ranks 12th in hits per game with 8.68.
Detroit is 35-39 at home while holding a 69-79 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 5.32, Kyle Ryan will come into this game holding a 2-3 record and a 1.55 WHIP. In his starts, the Tigers are 1-4 and he has allowed 51 hits over 44 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Tigers are 3-2 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 497 base hits on the year. The Tigers bullpen has struck out 367 batters and walked 188 this season while opposing teams have hit .274 against them. Detroit has a team average of 9.42 hits per game and are averaging 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.73, they are 28th in the league.
They are batting .272 as a team, which is good for 1st in the league and hitting .277 at home. The Tigers hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 2nd in baseball. With 176 hits, Ian Kinsler leads the team while his team ranks 1st in hits per game with 9.51.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .983 after having committed 94 errors with 1,464 assists and 3,963 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Tigers have accumulated 73 errors while having 1,467 assists and 3,970 put outs leading to a .987 fielding percentage.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 73-69 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 71-77 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 81-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 68-80 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
04/06/15 SS Justin Sellers Heel Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
09/04/15 SS Jose Iglesias Finger out indefinitely
08/20/15 P Anibal Sanchez Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
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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