Saturday, August 22, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon (5-5) vs. Vidal Nuno (0-1)
The Seattle Mariners welcome the Chicago White Sox to Safeco Field on Saturday. Carlos Rodon is the probable starter for the White Sox and he'll face Vidal Nuno of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +103 and Seattle at -113. The over/under was set at 7.5. The White Sox have a 54-61 over/under record and a 59-60 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Mariners are 51-70 against the run line and have a 55-60 over/under record. They cover the spread 42% of the time.
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The White Sox show up with a 56-63 record, including 26-35 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon holds a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 4.42 and a WHIP of 1.55. The White Sox are 10-7 over his 99.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 100 hits over that time period. The White Sox are also 9-8 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.49 and they've given up 308 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 299 and walked 127 batters this season while opposing teams hit .251 against them. Chicago has a team average of 8.97 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.34 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.97, they are 18th in the league.
Chicago ranks 21st in the league in team batting average at .249 while hitting .255 on the road. Ranked at 27th in the league in on-base percentage, the White Sox sit at .303 and they hold a .380 team slugging percentage. With 130 hits, Jose Abreu leads the team while his team ranks 19th in hits per game with 8.49.
Seattle is 26-33 at home while holding a 56-65 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 3.67, Vidal Nuno will come into this game holding a 0-1 record and a 1.28 WHIP. The Mariners have a record of 2-1 over the 34.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 38 hits. The Mariners are also 2-1 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 7.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.30 and they have given up 369 hits on the season. The Mariners bullpen has struck out 340 batters and walked 151 this season while opposing teams have hit .256 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.77 hits per game and are averaging 7.81 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.22, they are 25th in the league.
They rank 26th in the league in team batting average with a .243 average while hitting .248 at home. Ranked at 25th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mariners sit at .304 and they hold a .401 team slugging percentage. With 146 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 23rd in hits per game with 8.33.
The White Sox have committed 72 errors and have combined for 1,200 assists and 3,195 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Mariners have accumulated 63 errors while having 1267 assists and 3,282 put outs leading to a .986 fielding percentage.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 54-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 59-60 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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