Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale (6-4) vs. Lance Lynn (5-4)
The Chicago White Sox visit Busch Stadium on Tuesday to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The White Sox send Chris Sale to the mound to face Lance Lynn of the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -105 and St. Louis at -105. The over/under was set at 6.5. The White Sox, with a 30-44 run line record, cover the spread 41% of the time. They also have a 30-41 over/under record. The Cardinals are 42-33 against the run line and have a 27-45 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
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The White Sox come into this game with a 32-42 record, and they are 14-27 away from home. Chris Sale has an earned run average of 3.02 and is 6-4 so far on the season while having a 0.98 WHIP. He's pitched 95.1 innings thus far while surrendering 72 hits over that time and when he starts, the White Sox are 8-6. The White Sox are also 5-8 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 217 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the bullpen while being struck out 186 times and walking 76 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 9.54 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.35 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23.
As a team, Chicago is batting .240, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .356 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.11 hits per game and Jose Abreu leads the team with 80.
With a 51-24 overall record, St. Louis will come into this game 29-7 at home. Lance Lynn is starting this game 5-4 for the season with an earned run average of 2.84 and a WHIP of 1.27. He's pitched 79.1 innings thus far while surrendering 74 hits over that time in which the Cardinals are 8-5. The Cardinals are also 3-10 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.01 and they have given up 191 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Cardinals bullpen while being struck out 195 times and walking 71 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.15 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.03 batters per nine. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.61.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .277 average at Safeco Field. The Cardinals hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.97 hits per game and Jhonny Peralta leads the team with 82.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .981 after having committed 52 errors with 729 assists and 1,965 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 42 errors, accumulating 735 assists and compiling 2,027 put outs.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 30-41 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 30-44 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 27-45 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 42-33 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)
St. Louis Cardinals
06/29/15 P Jaime Garcia Groin "?" for next start scheduled start Tuesday vs. Chicago White Sox
06/09/15 LF Matt Holliday Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (06/10)
05/27/15 1B Matt Adams Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (05/26), out for regular season
05/03/15 P Jordan Walden Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/30)
04/28/15 P Adam Wainwright Achilles Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/25); out for season
04/04/15 LF Tommy Pham Quad Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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