Thursday, August 20, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana (6-10) vs. Nick Tropeano (1-1)
The Chicago White Sox take on the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday at Angel Stadium. The probable starters are Jose Quintana for the White Sox and Nick Tropeano for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +120 and Los Angeles at -130. The over/under was set at 7.5. The White Sox have a 53-60 over/under record and a 57-60 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Angels have a 55-60 over/under record and a 54-65 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 44% of the time.
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The White Sox head into this matchup with a 55-62 record, including 25-34 on the road. Jose Quintana has a 6-10 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.62 and a 1.29 WHIP. He's pitched 154 innings thus far while surrendering 166 hits over that time and when he starts, the White Sox are 9-15. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 10-14 in his starts. He is getting 3.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 308 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .254 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 126 times and striking out 298 times. Chicago is averaging 8.38 strikeouts per game while getting 8.97 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 20th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.01.
As a team, Chicago is batting .248, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .254 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303 which is good for 26th in baseball. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 127 while the team ranks 20th in baseball with 8.47 hits per game.
With a 38-23 home record, Los Angeles will hope to improve on their 62-57 overall mark. Nick Tropeano has a record of 1-1 while sporting an earned run average of 3.00 on the year with a 1.17 WHIP. He's pitched 12 innings thus far while surrendering 12 hits over that time in which the Angels are 2-1. Against the over/under, the Angels are 1-2 when he starts. He is getting 4.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.46 and they have given up 305 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .236 against the Angels bullpen while walking 110 times and striking out 301 times. Los Angeles is averaging 8.76 strikeouts per game while getting 8.32 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.52.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .260 average at home. The Angels hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332 which is good for 1st in baseball. Mike Trout leads the team in hits with 126 while the team ranks 18th in baseball with 8.5 hits a game.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .984 after having committed 72 errors with 1,178 assists and 3,144 put outs for the season. The Angels have committed 67 errors on the season with 1104 assists and 3,185 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 53-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 57-60 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 55-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 54-65 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)
Los Angeles Angels
08/19/15 1B Albert Pujols Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Chicago White Sox
08/17/15 P Cory Rasmus Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/14)
08/17/15 2B Taylor Featherston Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/16)
08/11/15 LF Matt Joyce Concussion Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
07/31/15 P C.J. Wilson Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/29); out for season
07/22/15 3B David Freese Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/22)
05/28/15 RF Collin Cowgill Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/27)
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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