Sunday, August 23, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: John Danks (6-10) vs. Taijuan Walker (8-7)
The Chicago White Sox visit Safeco Field on Sunday to play the Seattle Mariners. The White Sox send John Danks to the mound to face Taijuan Walker of the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +147 and Seattle at -157. The over/under was set at 7.5. The White Sox, with a 60-60 run line record, cover the spread 50% of the time. They also have a 55-61 over/under record. The Mariners have a 56-60 over/under record and a 51-71 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 42% of the time.
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The White Sox head into this matchup with a 57-63 record, including 27-35 on the road. Starting pitcher John Danks holds a 6-10 record with an earned run average of 4.61 and a WHIP of 1.39. He's pitched 134.2 innings thus far while surrendering 146 hits over that time and when he starts, the White Sox are 11-12. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 9-13 in his starts. He is getting 3.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 310 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .252 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 127 times and striking out 301 times. Chicago is averaging 8.41 strikeouts per game while getting 8.94 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 18th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.97.
As a team, Chicago is batting .250, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .258 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305 which is good for 25th in baseball. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 131 while the team ranks 18th in baseball with 8.55 hits per game.
With a 26-34 home record, Seattle will hope to improve on their 56-66 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.60, Taijuan Walker will come into this game holding a 8-7 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He's pitched 141 innings thus far while surrendering 138 hits over that time in which the Mariners are 13-11. Against the over/under, the Mariners are 13-10 when he starts. He is getting 4.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 376 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .258 against the Mariners bullpen while walking 155 times and striking out 344 times. Seattle is averaging 7.81 strikeouts per game while getting 8.83 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .247 average at home. The Mariners hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303 which is good for 28th in baseball. Nelson Cruz leads the team in hits with 146 while the team ranks 23rd in baseball with 8.31 hits a game.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .984 after having committed 72 errors with 1,206 assists and 3,222 put outs for the season. The Mariners have committed 63 errors on the season with 1278 assists and 3,309 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 55-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 60-60 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 56-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 51-71 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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