Friday, August 28, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Taijuan Walker (9-7) vs. John Danks (6-11)
The Chicago White Sox welcome the Seattle Mariners to U.S. Cellular Field on Friday. The Mariners send Taijuan Walker to the mound to face John Danks of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Seattle at -115 and Chicago at +105. The over/under was set at 8. The Mariners have a 61-60 over/under record and a 53-74 run line mark, meaning they cover 42% of the time. The White Sox have a 59-62 over/under record and a 61-64 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
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The Mariners head into this matchup with a 59-68 record, including 30-32 on the road. Taijuan Walker has a 9-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.72 and a 1.23 WHIP. In his starts, the Mariners are 14-11 over his 146.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 145 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 14-10. He is getting 4.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 394 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 359 and walked 168 batters this season while opposing teams hit .257 against them. Seattle has a team average of 8.84 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.76 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.32, they are 25th in the league.
As a team, Seattle is batting .245, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .239 average away from home. The Mariners hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 24th in baseball. With 154 hits, Nelson Cruz leads the team while his team ranks 22nd in hits per game with 8.39.
With a 31-30 home record, Chicago will hope to improve on their 59-66 overall mark. John Danks has a record of 6-11 while sporting an earned run average of 4.90 on the year with a 1.42 WHIP. In his starts, the White Sox are 11-13 and he has allowed 154 hits over 139.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-13. He is getting 3.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.46 and they have given up 321 base hits on the year. The White Sox bullpen has struck out 318 batters and walked 133 this season while opposing teams have hit .250 against them. Chicago has a team average of 8.94 hits per game and are averaging 8.46 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.97, they are 18th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .245 average at home. The White Sox hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305 which is good for 26th in baseball. With 139 hits, Jose Abreu leads the team while his team ranks 17th in hits per game with 8.57.
Seattle has a team fielding percentage of .986 after having committed 66 errors with 1,329 assists and 3,447 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the White Sox have accumulated 75 errors while having 1263 assists and 3,357 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 61-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 53-74 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 59-62 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 61-64 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/23/15 P Joe Beimel Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
07/09/15 P Charlie Furbush Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
05/29/15 P James Paxton Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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