Friday, October 2, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Alfredo Simon (13-11) vs. Chris Sale (12-11)
The Chicago White Sox welcome the Detroit Tigers to U.S. Cellular Field on Friday. The probable starters are Alfredo Simon for the Tigers and Chris Sale for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +183 and Chicago at -194. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Tigers, with a 74-84 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 85-66 over/under record. The White Sox are 76-82 against the run line and have a 75-77 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Tigers show up with a 73-85 record, including 35-42 on the road. Alfredo Simon has a 13-11 record on the season, an earned run average of 5.18 and a 1.47 WHIP. The Tigers are 16-14 over his 179 innings pitched and he's also given up 196 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 16-12. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 519 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 393 and walked 198 batters this season while opposing teams hit .267 against them. Detroit has a team average of 9.35 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.87 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.69, they are 28th in the league.
Detroit is batting .271 as a team, which is good for 1st in the league and hitting .269 away from home. The Tigers hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 2nd in baseball. With 183 hits, Ian Kinsler leads the team while his team ranks 1st in hits per game with 9.46.
Chicago is 38-39 at home while holding a 74-84 overall record on the season. Chris Sale has a record of 12-11 while sporting an earned run average of 3.48 on the year with a 1.10 WHIP. The White Sox have a record of 15-15 over the 201.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 180 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-16. The team is averaging 3.9 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 414 base hits on the year. The White Sox bullpen has struck out 412 batters and walked 170 this season while opposing teams have hit .251 against them. Chicago has a team average of 8.95 hits per game and are averaging 8.44 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.98, they are 15th in the league.
They are batting .251 as a team, which is good for 17th in the league and hitting .249 at home. The White Sox hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 25th in baseball. With 175 hits, Jose Abreu leads the team while his team ranks 16th in hits per game with 8.59.
Detroit has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 83 errors with 1,586 assists and 4,264 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the White Sox have accumulated 100 errors while having 1,552 assists and 4,250 put outs leading to a .983 fielding percentage.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 85-66 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 74-84 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 75-77 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 76-82 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/30/15 DH Victor Martinez Quad "?" Friday vs. Chicago White Sox
09/24/15 P Bruce Rondon Disciplinary out for season
09/04/15 SS Jose Iglesias Finger out indefinitely
08/20/15 P Anibal Sanchez Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
Chicago White Sox
10/01/15 2B Micah Johnson Knee out indefinitely
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers
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