Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana (3-7) vs. John Lackey (6-4)
The St. Louis Cardinals host the Chicago White Sox at Busch Stadium on Wednesday. The probable starters are Jose Quintana for the White Sox and John Lackey for the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +145 and St. Louis at -155. The over/under was set at 7. The White Sox have a 30-41 over/under record and a 30-44 run line mark, meaning they cover 41% of the time. 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 head into this matchup with a 32-42 record, including 14-27 on the road. Jose Quintana has an earned run average of 3.95 and is 3-7 so far on the season while having a 1.38 WHIP. The White Sox are 6-9 over his 93.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 103 hits over that time period. The White Sox are also 4-11 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 2.3 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 28th 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 26th in baseball with 8.11 hits per game and Jose Abreu leads the team with 80.
With a 29-7 home record, St. Louis will hope to improve on their 51-24 overall mark. John Lackey is starting this game 6-4 for the season with an earned run average of 3.35 and a WHIP of 1.24. The Cardinals have a record of 9-6 over the 96.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 96 hits. The Cardinals are also 5-10 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.7 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 5th 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 7th in baseball with 8.97 hits per game and Jhonny Peralta leads the team with 84.
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
06/30/15 P Jaime Garcia Groin "?" for next start
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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