Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana (3-6) vs. Charlie Morton (4-0)
The Chicago White Sox head to PNC Park on Tuesday to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. The White Sox send Jose Quintana to the mound to face Charlie Morton of the Pirates. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +135 and Pittsburgh at -160. The over/under was set at 7.5. The White Sox, with a 24-37 run line record, cover the spread 39% of the time. They also have a 25-35 over/under record. The Pirates have a 24-30 over/under record and a 30-32 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 48% of the time.
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The White Sox head into this matchup with a 28-33 record, including 12-21 on the road. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana holds a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 4.00 and a WHIP of 1.36. He's pitched 74.1 innings thus far while surrendering 78 hits over that time and when he starts, the White Sox are 5-7. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 3-9 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 2.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.94 and they've given up 178 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .271 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 62 times and striking out 157 times. Chicago is averaging 8.36 strikeouts per game while getting 9.34 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 24th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.14.
Chicago ranks 24th in the league in team batting average at .243 while hitting .249 on the road. Ranked at 27th in the league in on-base percentage, the White Sox sit at .297 and they hold a .355 team slugging percentage. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 64 while the team ranks 23rd in baseball with 8.21 hits per game.
With a 19-11 home record, Pittsburgh will hope to improve on their 35-27 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.05, Charlie Morton will come into this game holding a 4-0 record and a 1.06 WHIP. He's pitched 26.1 innings thus far while surrendering 21 hits over that time in which the Pirates are 4-0. Against the over/under, the Pirates are 1-2 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 5.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.61 and they have given up 171 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .242 against the Pirates bullpen while walking 56 times and striking out 161 times. Pittsburgh is averaging 8.01 strikeouts per game while getting 8.17 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.83.
They rank 14th in the league in team batting average with a .253 average while hitting .254 at home. Ranked at 19th in the league in on-base percentage, the Pirates sit at .311 and they hold a .378 team slugging percentage. Andrew McCutchen leads the team in hits with 63 while the team ranks 11th in baseball with 8.74 hits a game.
The White Sox have committed 42 errors and have combined for 592 assists and 1,622 put outs leading to a .981 team fielding percentage. The Pirates have committed 44 errors on the season with 736 assists and 1,706 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .982 on the year.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 25-35 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 24-37 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 24-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 30-32 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
06/15/15 1B Adam LaRoche Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
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)
06/15/15 2B Neil Walker Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Chicago White Sox
06/15/15 1B Pedro Alvarez Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Chicago White Sox
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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