Wednesday, July 22, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn (7-5) vs. John Danks (5-8)
The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field. The Cardinals send Lance Lynn to the mound to face John Danks of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -130 and Chicago at +120. The over/under was set at 8. 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. Lance Lynn has an earned run average of 2.79 and is 7-5 so far on the season while having a 1.24 WHIP. He's pitched 103.1 innings thus far while surrendering 95 hits over that time and when he starts, the Cardinals are 10-7. Against the over/under, the Cardinals are 4-13 in his starts. He is getting 2.8 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. Opposing teams are hitting .237 against the Cardinals bullpen while walking 101 times and striking out 251 times. St. Louis is averaging 8.05 strikeouts per game while getting 8.19 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 1st in baseball 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 7th in baseball. Jhonny Peralta leads the team in hits with 105 while the team ranks 8th in baseball with 8.84 hits per game.
Chicago is 24-20 at home while holding a 42-48 overall record on the season. John Danks is starting this game 5-8 for the season with an earned run average of 4.98 and a WHIP of 1.46. He's pitched 97.2 innings thus far while surrendering 114 hits over that time in which the White Sox are 8-9. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 6-10 when he starts. He is getting 3.5 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. Opposing teams are hitting .259 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 92 times and striking out 223 times. Chicago is averaging 8.39 strikeouts per game while getting 9.06 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 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 30th in baseball. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 96 while the team ranks 24th in baseball with 8.14 hits a game.
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. The White Sox have committed 59 errors on the season with 906 assists and 2,418 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .983 on the year.
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
07/21/15 RF Jason Heyward Leg is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup 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
04/04/15 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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