Tuesday, July 21, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha (10-3) vs. Carlos Rodon (3-2)
The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field. The probable starters are Michael Wacha for the Cardinals and Carlos Rodon for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -144 and Chicago at +134. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Cardinals, with a 50-42 run line record, cover the spread 54% of the time. They also have a 36-53 over/under record. The White Sox have a 34-52 over/under record and a 39-51 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 43% of the time.
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The Cardinals show up with a 58-34 record, including 25-22 on the road. Michael Wacha has a 10-3 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.93 and a 1.10 WHIP. The Cardinals are 13-4 over his 107.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 94 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-8. He is getting 5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.41 and they have given up 250 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen while being struck out 251 times and walking 101 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.19 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.05 batters per nine. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.66.
As a team, St. Louis is batting .257, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Cardinals hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 8.84 hits per game and Jhonny Peralta leads the team with 105.
Chicago is 24-20 at home while holding a 42-48 overall record on the season. Carlos Rodon has a record of 3-2 while sporting an earned run average of 3.80 on the year with a 1.61 WHIP. The White Sox have a record of 7-4 over the 66.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 66 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-5. He is getting 3.8 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 240 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 223 times and walking 92 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 9.06 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.39 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .239 average at home. The White Sox hold a .357 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.14 hits per game and Jose Abreu leads the team with 96.
St. Louis has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 53 errors with 909 assists and 2,530 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .983 team fielding percentage while committing 59 errors, accumulating 906 assists and compiling 2,418 put outs.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 36-53 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 50-42 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 34-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 39-51 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
07/20/15 RF Jason Heyward Leg "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago White Sox
07/06/15 P Jaime Garcia Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
07/03/15 CF Jon Jay Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
07/01/15 P Matt Belisle Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/26)
05/27/15 1B Matt Adams Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (05/26), out for regular season
05/03/15 P Jordan Walden Bicep Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/30)
04/28/15 P Adam Wainwright Achilles Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/25); out for season
Chicago White Sox
07/08/15 P Javy Guerra Suspension expected to miss 50 games
04/25/15 P Matt Albers Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/20)
04/04/15 P Nate Jones Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox
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