Monday, September 14, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Sonny Gray (13-7) vs. Erik Johnson (1-0)
The Chicago White Sox host the Oakland Athletics at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday. Sonny Gray is the probable starter for the Athletics and he'll face Erik Johnson of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at -120 and Chicago at +110. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Athletics, with a 68-74 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 72-61 over/under record. The White Sox have a 68-67 over/under record and a 68-72 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
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The Athletics come into this game with a 61-81 record, and they are 28-39 away from home. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray holds a 13-7 record with an earned run average of 2.28 and a WHIP of 1.00. The Athletics are 15-9 over his 193.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 145 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 13-12. He is getting 4.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 406 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 4.57. The bullpen has struck out 398 and walked 137 batters this season while opposing teams hit .246 against them. Oakland has a team average of 8.43 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.51 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.83, they are 12th in the league.
As a team, Oakland is batting .253, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. The Athletics on-base percentage sits at .311, which puts them at 20th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .392. With 138 hits, Billy Burns leads the team while his team ranks 10th in hits per game with 8.7.
With a 67-73 overall record, Chicago will come into this game 35-35 at home. With an earned run average of 3.27, Erik Johnson will come into this game holding a 1-0 record and a 1.27 WHIP. The White Sox have a record of 1-1 over the 11 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 9 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-0. He is getting 4.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 363 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.46. The White Sox bullpen has struck out 357 batters and walked 144 this season while opposing teams have hit .251 against them. Chicago has a team average of 8.94 hits per game and are averaging 8.47 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.93, they are 15th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .246 average at home. The White Sox on-base percentage sits at .307, which puts them at 26th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .384. With 157 hits, Jose Abreu leads the team while his team ranks 11th in hits per game with 8.67.
In terms of team defense, the Athletics have a fielding percentage of .980 with 109 total errors, 1,433 assists and 3,789 put outs. Over the course of this season, the White Sox have accumulated 86 errors while having 1,403 assists and 3,762 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 72-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 68-74 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 68-67 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 68-72 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/13/15 CF Billy Burns Hamstring is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Texas Rangers
09/07/15 C Stephen Vogt Groin out indefinitely
09/03/15 P Evan Scribner Shoulder out for season
09/02/15 P Chris Bassitt Shoulder out indefinitely
09/02/15 P A.J. Griffin Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/1)
08/25/15 P Kendall Graveman Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/19/15 1B Ike Davis Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/18)
07/11/15 P Jesse Hahn Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
Chicago White Sox
09/13/15 RF Avisail Garcia Back "?" Monday vs. Oakland Athletics
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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