Thursday, September 17, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Nolin (1-1) vs. Jose Quintana (9-10)
The Oakland Athletics visit U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday to play the Chicago White Sox. Sean Nolin is the probable starter for the Athletics and he'll face Jose Quintana of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +142 and Chicago at -152. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Athletics have a 75-61 over/under record and a 69-76 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The White Sox have a 70-68 over/under record and a 69-74 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 48% of the time.
The Athletics come into this game with a 62-83 record, and they are 29-41 away from home. Sean Nolin has a 1-1 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.09 and a 1.29 WHIP. The Athletics are 1-1 over his 11.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 10 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Athletics are 0-2 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 421 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 4.51. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen while being struck out 418 times and walking 151 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.51 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.58 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92.
Oakland ranks 16th in the league in team batting average at .253 while hitting .247 on the road. The Athletics on-base percentage sits at .312, which puts them at 20th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .394. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.74 hits per game and Billy Burns leads the team with 138.
With a 68-75 overall record, Chicago will come into this game 36-37 at home. Jose Quintana has a record of 9-10 while sporting an earned run average of 3.53 on the year with a 1.31 WHIP. The White Sox have a record of 14-15 over the 183.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 201 hits. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 14-15 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 3.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 380 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.48. Teams are hitting .250 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 379 times and walking 155 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02.
They rank 13th in the league in team batting average with a .254 average while hitting .247 at home. The White Sox on-base percentage sits at .309, which puts them at 24th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .385. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.72 hits per game and Jose Abreu leads the team with 160.
In terms of team defense, the Athletics have a fielding percentage of .980 with 110 total errors, 1,462 assists and 3,881 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .983 team fielding percentage while committing 91 errors, accumulating 1,432 assists and compiling 3,858 put outs.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 75-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 69-76 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 70-68 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 69-74 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/16/15 P Jesse Chavez Ribs Injury is on the 60 day disabled list
09/15/15 CF Billy Burns Hamstring "?" Wednesday 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
09/15/15 RF Trayce Thompson Elbow "?" Wednesday 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 Athletics
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