Thursday, September 24, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale (12-10) vs. Michael Pineda (11-8)
The Chicago White Sox take on the New York Yankees on Thursday at Yankee Stadium. Chris Sale is the probable starter for the White Sox and he'll face Michael Pineda of the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +105 and New York at -115. The over/under was set at 7.5. The White Sox, with a 72-79 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 73-72 over/under record. The Yankees have a 73-73 over/under record and a 78-72 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 52% of the time.
The White Sox show up with a 72-79 record, including 35-41 on the road. Chris Sale has an earned run average of 3.47 and is 12-10 so far on the season while having a 1.09 WHIP. The White Sox are 15-14 over his 194.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 173 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-15. The team is averaging 3.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 400 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 394 and walked 162 batters this season while opposing teams hit .252 against them. Chicago has a team average of 8.96 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.45 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.99, they are 15th in the league.
Chicago is batting .251 as a team, which is good for 18th in the league and hitting .254 away from home. The White Sox hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 25th in baseball. With 169 hits, Jose Abreu leads the team while his team ranks 16th in hits per game with 8.6.
New York is 41-32 at home while holding a 83-67 overall record on the season. Michael Pineda is starting this game 11-8 for the season with an earned run average of 4.10 and a WHIP of 1.21. The Yankees have a record of 13-10 over the 145 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 155 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-12. The team is averaging 4.9 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have given up 418 base hits on the year. The Yankees bullpen has struck out 559 batters and walked 204 this season while opposing teams have hit .224 against them. New York has a team average of 8.68 hits per game and are averaging 8.52 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.97, they are 14th in the league.
They are batting .251 as a team, which is good for 16th in the league and hitting .254 at home. The Yankees hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 13th in baseball. With 141 hits, Chase Headley leads the team while his team ranks 13th in hits per game with 8.67.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .983 after having committed 94 errors with 1,499 assists and 4,070 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Yankees have accumulated 87 errors while having 1,459 assists and 4,055 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 73-72 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 72-79 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 73-73 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 78-72 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
09/23/15 1B Adam LaRoche Knee "?" Thursday vs. New York Yankees
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)
New York Yankees
09/21/15 P Masahiro Tanaka Hamstring expected to miss next schedule start Wednesday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
09/11/15 1B Mark Teixeira Shin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27); out for season
09/08/15 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow out indefinitely
08/03/15 P Diego Moreno Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/2)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees
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