Sunday, June 14, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale (6-2) vs. Nathan Karns (3-3)
The Tampa Bay Rays host the Chicago White Sox at Tropicana Field on Sunday. The White Sox send Chris Sale to the mound to face Nathan Karns of the Rays. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -140 and Tampa Bay at +130. The over/under was set at 7. The White Sox, with a 23-36 run line record, cover the spread 39% of the time. They also have a 24-34 over/under record. The Rays have a 25-35 over/under record and a 37-25 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 60% of the time.
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The White Sox come into this game with a 28-31 record, and they are 12-19 away from home. Chris Sale has an earned run average of 3.04 and is 6-2 so far on the season while having a 1.01 WHIP. The White Sox are 8-3 over his 74 innings pitched and he's also given up 58 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-6. His teammates are averaging 4.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.94 and they've given up 173 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .268 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 61 times and striking out 155 times. Chicago is averaging 8.25 strikeouts per game while getting 9.38 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 22nd in baseball in team earned run average at 4.17.
Chicago ranks 24th in the league in team batting average at .242 while hitting .249 on the road. Ranked at 27th in the league in on-base percentage, the White Sox sit at .297 and they hold a .356 team slugging percentage. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 62 while the team ranks 23rd in baseball with 8.2 hits per game.
With a 33-29 overall record, Tampa Bay will come into this game 15-16 at home. Nathan Karns is starting this game 3-3 for the season with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.23. The Rays have a record of 5-7 over the 67.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 54 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-5. His teammates score an average of 3.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.59 and they have given up 176 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .228 against the Rays bullpen while walking 82 times and striking out 196 times. Tampa Bay is averaging 8.56 strikeouts per game while getting 7.76 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.32.
They rank 26th in the league in team batting average with a .240 average while hitting .250 at home. Ranked at 22nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Rays sit at .305 and they hold a .379 team slugging percentage. Logan Forsythe leads the team in hits with 56 while the team ranks 26th in baseball with 7.97 hits a game.
The White Sox have committed 40 errors and have combined for 581 assists and 1,574 put outs leading to a .982 team fielding percentage. The Rays have committed 30 errors on the season with 547 assists and 1,659 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 24-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 23-36 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 25-35 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 37-25 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)
Tampa Bay Rays
06/12/15 P Andrew Bellatti Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (610)
06/10/15 P Jake Odorizzi Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/6)
05/31/15 2B Tim Beckham Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/31)
05/25/15 1B James Loney Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/24)
05/10/15 P Drew Smyly Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/6), out for season
05/09/15 P Alex Cobb Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
05/03/15 CF Desmond Jennings Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/26)
04/29/15 P Kirby Yates Pectoral Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/29)
04/18/15 P Jeff Beliveau Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/22), out for season
04/09/15 C John Jaso Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7)
04/06/15 P Matt Moore Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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