Monday, June 15, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon (2-0) vs. Francisco Liriano (3-5)
The Pittsburgh Pirates host the Chicago White Sox at PNC Park on Monday. Carlos Rodon is the probable starter for the White Sox and he'll face Francisco Liriano of the Pirates. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +162 and Pittsburgh at -172. The over/under was set at 7.5. The White Sox have a 25-34 over/under record and a 24-36 run line mark, meaning they cover 39% of the time. The Pirates have a 24-29 over/under record and a 30-31 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 48% of the time.
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The White Sox come into this game with a 28-32 record, and they are 12-20 away from home. Carlos Rodon has a 2-0 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.66 and a 1.55 WHIP. In his starts, the White Sox are 4-2 over his 40.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 39 hits during those innings. The White Sox are also 3-3 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 178 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.94. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen while being struck out 157 times and walking 62 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 9.39 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.26 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.17.
As a team, Chicago is batting .243, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .249 average away from home. The White Sox on-base percentage sits at .297, which puts them at 27th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .356. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.22 hits per game and Jose Abreu leads the team with 64.
With a 34-27 overall record, Pittsburgh will come into this game 18-11 at home. Francisco Liriano has a record of 3-5 while sporting an earned run average of 3.25 on the year with a 1.02 WHIP. In his starts, the Pirates are 3-9 and he has allowed 50 hits over 74.2 innings pitched this season. The Pirates are also 5-4 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 171 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 2.61. Teams are hitting .242 against the Pirates bullpen while being struck out 161 times and walking 56 times this season. As a team, Pittsburgh has allowed 8.23 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.89.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .255 average at Safeco Field. The Pirates on-base percentage sits at .312, which puts them at 18th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .382. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.75 hits per game and Andrew McCutchen leads the team with 62.
In terms of team defense, the White Sox have a fielding percentage of .982 with 41 total errors, 588 assists and 1,598 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .982 team fielding percentage while committing 44 errors, accumulating 721 assists and compiling 1,673 put outs.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 25-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 24-36 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 24-29 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 30-31 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)
06/04/15 LF Jaff Decker Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/30)
05/07/15 LF Andrew Lambo Plantar Fasciitis Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/4)
04/06/15 P Brandon Cumpton Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 SS Justin Sellers Heel Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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