Sunday, June 7, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Alfredo Simon (5-3) vs. Jeff Samardzija (4-3)
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The Chicago White Sox welcome the Detroit Tigers to U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday. The Tigers send Alfredo Simon to the mound to face Jeff Samardzija of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +118 and Chicago at -128. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Tigers, with a 25-31 run line record, cover the spread 45% of the time. They also have a 24-30 over/under record. The White Sox have a 21-31 over/under record and a 20-33 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 38% of the time.
The Tigers come into this game with a 28-28 record, and they are 14-13 away from home. Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon holds a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 2.97 and a WHIP of 1.23. He's pitched 63.2 innings thus far while surrendering 57 hits over that time and when he starts, the Tigers are 6-4. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-6. He is getting 3.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.02 and they have given up 138 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .233 against the Tigers bullpen while walking 50 times and striking out 116 times. Detroit is averaging 6.49 strikeouts per game while getting 8.58 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 17th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.94.
As a team, Detroit is batting .268, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .260 average away from home. The Tigers hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332 which is good for 2nd in baseball. Miguel Cabrera leads the team in hits with 65 while the team ranks 6th in baseball with 9.12 hits per game.
With a 25-28 overall record, Chicago will come into this game 13-10 at home. With an earned run average of 4.68, Jeff Samardzija will come into this game holding a 4-3 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He's pitched 73 innings thus far while surrendering 84 hits over that time in which the White Sox are 6-5. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-5. 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 156 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .266 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 60 times and striking out 142 times. Chicago is averaging 8.3 strikeouts per game while getting 9.27 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .237 average at Safeco Field. The White Sox hold a .352 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298 which is good for 27th in baseball. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 53 while the team ranks 20th in baseball with 8.32 hits a game.
Detroit has a team fielding percentage of .988 after having committed 25 errors with 557 assists and 1,494 put outs for the season. The White Sox have committed 35 errors on the season with 521 assists and 1,415 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .982 on the year.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 24-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 25-31 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 21-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 20-33 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/24/15 P Kyle Lobstein Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
05/19/15 DH Victor Martinez Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/19)
05/09/15 C Alex Avila Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/7)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
04/04/15 P Bruce Rondon Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/1)
04/04/15 P Justin Verlander Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/29)
Chicago White Sox
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers
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