Saturday, August 1, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Bryan Mitchell (0-0) vs. John Danks (5-8)
The Chicago White Sox host the New York Yankees at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday. Bryan Mitchell is the probable starter for the Yankees and he'll face John Danks of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -104 and Chicago at +106. The over/under was set at 9. The Yankees have a 50-47 over/under record and a 53-48 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The White Sox have a 41-55 over/under record and a 47-53 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 47% of the time.
The Yankees show up with a 57-44 record, including 27-27 on the road. Bryan Mitchell will be making his debut start for the yankees and has an earned run average of 2.89 and a 1.07 WHIP. He's pitched 9.1 innings thus far while surrendering 8 hits over that time. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.24 and they have given up 243 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the bullpen while being struck out 360 times and walking 126 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.66 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.32 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96.
New York ranks 7th in the league in team batting average at .258 while hitting .246 on the road. The Yankees hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 8.89 hits per game and Brett Gardner leads the team with 106.
Chicago is 24-22 at home while holding a 49-51 overall record on the season. John Danks has a record of 5-8 while sporting an earned run average of 4.97 on the year with a 1.45 WHIP. He's pitched 108.2 innings thus far while surrendering 128 hits over that time in which the White Sox are 9-10. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-11. His teammates score an average of 3.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 254 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 248 times and walking 103 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.99 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.34 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85.
They rank 24th in the league in team batting average with a .248 average while hitting .238 at home. The White Sox hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.46 hits per game and Jose Abreu leads the team with 111.
New York has a team fielding percentage of .982 after having committed 68 errors with 979 assists and 2,719 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .983 team fielding percentage while committing 63 errors, accumulating 1006 assists and compiling 2,685 put outs.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 50-47 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 53-48 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 41-55 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 47-53 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
07/31/15 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Ankle "?" Friday vs. Chicago White Sox
07/30/15 P Michael Pineda Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/30)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
Chicago White Sox
07/29/15 2B Emilio Bonifacio Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/28)
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)
04/04/15 P Nate Jones Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees
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