Tuesday, June 9, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel (7-1) vs. Carlos Rodon (1-0)
The Chicago White Sox host the Houston Astros at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday. Dallas Keuchel is the probable starter for the Astros and he'll face Carlos Rodon of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -116 and Chicago at +106. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Astros, with a 35-23 run line record, cover the spread 60% of the time. They also have a 26-30 over/under record. The White Sox are 20-35 against the run line and have a 23-31 over/under record. They cover the spread 36% of the time.
The Astros head into this matchup with a 34-24 record, including 15-11 on the road. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel holds a 7-1 record with an earned run average of 1.85 and a WHIP of 0.92. In his starts, the Astros are 9-3 over his 87.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 59 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Astros are 5-7 in his starts. He is getting 4.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.63 and they've given up 112 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .183 against the Astros bullpen while walking 42 times and striking out 187 times. Houston is averaging 7.62 strikeouts per game while getting 8.08 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.65.
As a team, Houston is batting .236, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .249 average away from home. Ranked at 24th in the league in on-base percentage, the Astros sit at .304 and they hold a .414 team slugging percentage. Jose Altuve leads the team in hits with 69 while the team ranks 30th in baseball with 7.81 hits per game.
With a 13-12 home record, Chicago will hope to improve on their 25-30 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.12, Carlos Rodon will come into this game holding a 1-0 record and a 1.64 WHIP. In his starts, the White Sox are 3-2 and he has allowed 35 hits over 34.2 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 3-2 when he starts. He is getting 5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.99 and they have given up 163 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .267 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 60 times and striking out 143 times. Chicago is averaging 8.16 strikeouts per game while getting 9.45 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .233 average at Safeco Field. Ranked at 28th in the league in on-base percentage, the White Sox sit at .296 and they hold a .351 team slugging percentage. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 55 while the team ranks 22nd in baseball with 8.22 hits a game.
The Astros have committed 32 errors and have combined for 647 assists and 1,570 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. The White Sox have committed 35 errors on the season with 547 assists and 1,469 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .983 on the year.
Head-to-head, the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 26-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 35-23 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 23-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 20-35 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
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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