Wednesday, July 8, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Hutchison (8-2) vs. John Danks (4-8)
The Chicago White Sox welcome the Toronto Blue Jays to U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday. The probable starters are Drew Hutchison for the Blue Jays and John Danks for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -122 and Chicago at +112. The over/under was set at 9. The Blue Jays have a 41-38 over/under record and a 43-42 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The White Sox have a 32-45 over/under record and a 33-47 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 41% of the time.
The Blue Jays show up with a 43-42 record, including 17-24 on the road. Drew Hutchison has a 8-2 record on the season, an earned run average of 5.23 and a 1.47 WHIP. He's pitched 93 innings thus far while surrendering 109 hits over that time and when he starts, the Blue Jays are 11-6. Against the over/under, the Blue Jays are 11-6 in his starts. The team is averaging 6.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 217 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.58. Opposing teams are hitting .226 against the Blue Jays bullpen while walking 80 times and striking out 255 times. Toronto is averaging 7.13 strikeouts per game while getting 8.78 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 23rd in baseball in team earned run average at 4.19.
Toronto is batting .266 as a team, which is good for 3rd in the league and hitting .251 away from home. The Blue Jays on-base percentage sits at .333, which puts them at 2nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .448. Josh Donaldson leads the team in hits with 101 while the team ranks 6th in baseball with 9.01 hits per game.
Chicago is 21-16 at home while holding a 37-43 overall record on the season. John Danks has a record of 4-8 while sporting an earned run average of 4.95 on the year with a 1.44 WHIP. He's pitched 87.1 innings thus far while surrendering 102 hits over that time in which the White Sox are 6-9. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 5-9 when he starts. The team is averaging 3.4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 227 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.94. Opposing teams are hitting .271 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 79 times and striking out 199 times. Chicago is averaging 8.46 strikeouts per game while getting 9.29 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.05.
They are batting .242 as a team, which is good for 25th in the league and hitting .234 at home. The White Sox on-base percentage sits at .296, which puts them at 28th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .358. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 88 while the team ranks 26th in baseball with 8.16 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Blue Jays have a fielding percentage of .984 with 49 total errors, 844 assists and 2,253 put outs. The White Sox have committed 57 errors on the season with 788 assists and 2,133 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .981 on the year.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 41-38 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 43-42 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 32-45 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 33-47 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
06/14/15 P Aaron Sanchez Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/6)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Marcus Stroman Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Chicago White Sox
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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