Sunday, October 4, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Norris (2-2) vs. Francellis Montas (0-1)
The Chicago White Sox welcome the Detroit Tigers to U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday. Daniel Norris is the probable starter for the Tigers and he'll face Francellis Montas of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +123 and Chicago at -133. The over/under was set at 8. The Tigers, with a 75-84 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 85-67 over/under record. The White Sox are 76-84 against the run line and have a 76-78 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this matchup with a 73-86 record, including 35-43 on the road. Daniel Norris has an earned run average of 4.09 and is 2-2 so far on the season while having a 1.27 WHIP. In his starts, the Tigers are 7-5 over his 55 innings pitched this season while giving up 52 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-6. The team is averaging 5.2 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. Opposing teams are hitting .267 against the Tigers bullpen while walking 198 times and striking out 393 times. Detroit is averaging 6.84 strikeouts per game while getting 9.33 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 28th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.68.
Detroit is batting .271 as a team, which is good for 1st in the league and hitting .268 away from home. The Tigers hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 2nd in baseball. Ian Kinsler leads the team in hits with 185 while the team ranks 1st in baseball with 9.43 hits per game.
With a 39-40 home record, Chicago will hope to improve on their 75-85 overall mark. Francellis Montas is starting this game 0-1 for the season with an earned run average of 5.73 and a WHIP of 1.64. In his starts, the White Sox are 0-1 and he has allowed 12 hits over 11 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-0. The team is averaging 4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 416 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .250 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 171 times and striking out 417 times. Chicago is averaging 8.42 strikeouts per game while getting 8.95 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98.
They are batting .251 as a team, which is good for 18th in the league and hitting .248 at home. The White Sox hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 25th in baseball. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 178 while the team ranks 17th in baseball with 8.56 hits a game.
Detroit has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 83 errors with 1,599 assists and 4,288 put outs for the season. The White Sox have committed 101 errors on the season with 1,574 assists and 4,304 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .983 on the year.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 85-67 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 75-84 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 76-78 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 76-84 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/15 DH Victor Martinez Quad "?" Saturday 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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