Wednesday, June 10, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Vincent Velasquez (0-0) vs. Jose Quintana (2-6)
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The Chicago White Sox host the Houston Astros at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday. The Astros send Vincent Velasquez to the mound to face Jose Quintana of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +112 and Chicago at -121. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Astros, with a 35-24 run line record, cover the spread 59% of the time. They also have a 26-31 over/under record. The White Sox have a 23-32 over/under record and a 21-35 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 38% of the time.
The Astros show up with a 34-25 record, including 15-12 on the road. Vincent Velasquez is making his season debut for the Astros so he doesn't have any stats to this point. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.61 and they have given up 112 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .182 against the Astros bullpen while walking 42 times and striking out 189 times. Houston is averaging 7.66 strikeouts per game while getting 8.03 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.64.
As a team, Houston is batting .234, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .246 average away from home. The Astros hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 24th in baseball. Jose Altuve leads the team in hits with 69 while the team ranks 30th in baseball with 7.76 hits per game.
Chicago is 14-12 at home while holding a 26-30 overall record on the season. Jose Quintana has a record of 2-6 while sporting an earned run average of 4.28 on the year with a 1.38 WHIP. The White Sox have a record of 4-7 over the 67.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 72 hits. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 3-8 when he starts. He is getting 2.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 163 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .266 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 60 times and striking out 145 times. Chicago is averaging 8.3 strikeouts per game while getting 9.37 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .230 average at Safeco Field. The White Sox hold a .351 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294 which is good for 28th in baseball. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 55 while the team ranks 22nd in baseball with 8.14 hits a game.
Houston has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 32 errors with 658 assists and 1,594 put outs for the season. The White Sox have committed 36 errors on the season with 551 assists and 1,496 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .983 on the year.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 26-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 35-24 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 23-32 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 21-35 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/29/15 P Scott Feldman Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14)
04/28/15 SS Jed Lowrie Thumb Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/28)
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/14)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox
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