Sunday, August 2, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova (3-3) vs. Jeff Samardzija (8-5)
The New York Yankees take on the Chicago White Sox on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field. The Yankees send Ivan Nova to the mound to face Jeff Samardzija of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +111 and Chicago at -121. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Yankees have a 51-47 over/under record and a 54-48 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The White Sox are 47-54 against the run line and have a 42-55 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Yankees head into this matchup with a 58-44 record, including 28-27 on the road. Ivan Nova has an earned run average of 3.38 and is 3-3 so far on the season while having a 1.30 WHIP. He's pitched 34.2 innings thus far while surrendering 33 hits over that time and when he starts, the Yankees are 3-3. The Yankees are also 1-4 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have given up 249 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .206 against the Yankees bullpen while walking 126 times and striking out 365 times. New York is averaging 8.34 strikeouts per game while getting 8.7 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 20th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.98.
As a team, New York is batting .260, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Yankees hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 4th in baseball. Brett Gardner leads the team in hits with 106 while the team ranks 6th in baseball with 8.98 hits per game.
With a 24-23 home record, Chicago will hope to improve on their 49-52 overall mark. Jeff Samardzija is starting this game 8-5 for the season with an earned run average of 3.94 and a WHIP of 1.18. He's pitched 148.1 innings thus far while surrendering 148 hits over that time in which the White Sox are 11-10. The White Sox are also 11-9 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 264 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .254 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 108 times and striking out 253 times. Chicago is averaging 8.34 strikeouts per game while getting 9.08 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .241 average at home. The White Sox hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 26th in baseball. Melky Cabrera leads the team in hits with 111 while the team ranks 15th in baseball with 8.5 hits a game.
New York has a team fielding percentage of .982 after having committed 68 errors with 988 assists and 2,746 put outs for the season. The White Sox have committed 63 errors on the season with 1020 assists and 2,712 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .983 on the year.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 51-47 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 54-48 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 42-55 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 47-54 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
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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