Tuesday, September 15, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Brooks (1-3) vs. Jeff Samardzija (9-12)
The Chicago White Sox welcome the Oakland Athletics to U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday. Aaron Brooks is the probable starter for the Athletics and he'll face Jeff Samardzija of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +132 and Chicago at -142. The over/under was set at 8. The Athletics have a 73-61 over/under record and a 68-75 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The White Sox have a 68-68 over/under record and a 68-73 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 48% of the time.
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The Athletics show up with a 61-82 record, including 28-40 on the road. Aaron Brooks has a 1-3 record on the season, an earned run average of 7.44 and a 1.56 WHIP. He's pitched 32.2 innings thus far while surrendering 44 hits over that time and when he starts, the Athletics are 2-4. The Athletics are also 4-2 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.7 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.63 and they've given up 411 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen while being struck out 399 times and walking 143 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.51 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89.
Oakland is batting .252 as a team, which is good for 19th in the league and hitting .246 away from home. Ranked at 20th in the league in on-base percentage, the Athletics sit at .311 and they hold a .392 team slugging percentage. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.69 hits per game and Billy Burns leads the team with 138.
Chicago is 35-36 at home while holding a 67-74 overall record on the season. Jeff Samardzija has a record of 9-12 while sporting an earned run average of 4.89 on the year with a 1.30 WHIP. He's pitched 195 innings thus far while surrendering 208 hits over that time in which the White Sox are 12-17. The White Sox are also 18-10 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.2 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.43 and they have given up 369 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .251 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 364 times and walking 147 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.99 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.48 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95.
They are batting .253 as a team, which is good for 17th in the league and hitting .245 at home. Ranked at 26th in the league in on-base percentage, the White Sox sit at .307 and they hold a .383 team slugging percentage. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.65 hits per game and Jose Abreu leads the team with 157.
The Athletics have committed 110 errors and have combined for 1,437 assists and 3,813 put outs leading to a .979 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .983 team fielding percentage while committing 88 errors, accumulating 1,411 assists and compiling 3,789 put outs.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 73-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 68-75 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 68-68 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 68-73 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/14/15 CF Billy Burns Hamstring expected to miss Monday vs. Chicago White Sox
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
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics
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