Friday, August 21, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale (11-7) vs. Felix Hernandez (14-7)
The Chicago White Sox take on the Seattle Mariners on Friday at Safeco Field. Chris Sale is the probable starter for the White Sox and he'll face Felix Hernandez of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -109 and Seattle at -105. The over/under was set at 8. The White Sox have a 53-61 over/under record and a 58-60 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Mariners have a 55-60 over/under record and a 51-70 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 42% of the time.
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The White Sox show up with a 55-63 record, including 25-35 on the road. Chris Sale has a 11-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.32 and a 1.04 WHIP. He's pitched 157.1 innings thus far while surrendering 132 hits over that time and when he starts, the White Sox are 14-9. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 9-12 in his starts. He is getting 4.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.52 and they have given up 308 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen while being struck out 298 times and walking 126 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.97 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.38 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99.
As a team, Chicago is batting .248, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.46 hits per game and Jose Abreu leads the team with 130.
Seattle is 26-33 at home while holding a 56-65 overall record on the season. Felix Hernandez has a record of 14-7 while sporting an earned run average of 3.65 on the year with a 1.21 WHIP. He's pitched 153 innings thus far while surrendering 142 hits over that time in which the Mariners are 15-9. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 8-15 when he starts. He is getting 3.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 369 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 340 times and walking 151 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.77 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.81 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .248 average at home. The Mariners hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.33 hits per game and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 146.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .984 after having committed 72 errors with 1,184 assists and 3,168 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .986 team fielding percentage while committing 63 errors, accumulating 1267 assists and compiling 3,282 put outs.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 53-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 58-60 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 55-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 51-70 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)
07/09/15 P Charlie Furbush Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox
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