Sunday, July 10, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. James Shields
The Atlanta Braves head to U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday to take on the Chicago White Sox. The probable pitchers are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and James Shields for the White Sox. The opening line for this game has Atlanta at +153 and Chicago at -163. The over/under is 9.5. The Braves have a 39-42-6 over/under mark and a 39-48-0 run line record, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The White Sox are 42-44-0 against the run line and have a 40-43-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
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The Braves head into this game with a 30-57 record, and they are 17-23 on the road. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 2-3 record with an ERA of 4.29 and a WHIP of 1.31. He has 35 strikeouts during his 42 innings pitched and he has given up 44 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.91. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have allowed 291 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the pen while they've been struck out 303 times and walked 148 times this year. As a unit, Atlanta has given up 8.67 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.78 hitters per nine. They are 17th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.36. The Braves pitchers have collectively given up 762 base hits and 383 earned runs. They have allowed 95 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 295 batters and struck out 684. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.27.
As a team, Atlanta is hitting .237, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .234 average on the road. The Braves have a .345 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .300 which is good for 28th in the league. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.11 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this game hitting .256 and his on-base percentage is at .332. He has 84 hits this season along with 36 runs scored and 47 runs batted in. He's struck out 56 times and has walked 38 times. Freddie Freeman is hitting .285 and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 93 hits so far while scoring 42 runs and he's driven in 33. He has walked 39 times and has struck out 95 times. The Braves have 706 hits, including 143 doubles and 50 home runs. They've stolen 45 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 20 times. Atlanta has walked 242 times this season and they've struck out 676 times as a unit. They've left 615 men on base and have a team OPS of .646. They score 3.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 301 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this game with a 23-21 home mark and a 44-42 overall record. With an ERA of 5.67, James Shields has a 4-9 record and a 1.64 WHIP. He has 73 strikeouts over the 93.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 111 hits. He has allowed 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.25. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have given up 244 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 238 times and walking 123 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.99 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 771 base knocks and 347 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 90 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 293 hitters and struck out 677. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.17.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The White Sox hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.52 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .277 and he has an OBP of .360. He has 93 hits this year along with 43 runs scored and 29 RBI. He's struck out 62 times and has walked on 34 occasions. Melky Cabrera is hitting .298 and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 88 hits so far while he's scored 37 runs and drove in 40. He has earned a walk 24 times and has punched out 34 times. The White Sox as a unit have 732 base hits, including 144 doubles and 87 homers. They have 41 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 21 times. Chicago as a team has walked 264 times this year and they have struck out 706 times. They've had 599 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They score 4.22 runs per game and have totaled 363 runs so far this season.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 39-42-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 39-48-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 40-43-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 42-44-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/28/16 P John Gant Oblique 15-day DL (6/27)
06/20/16 LF Mallex Smith Thumb 15-day DL (6/20)
06/08/16 P Williams Perez Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (6/7)
05/27/16 2B Hector Olivera Suspension 82 game suspension, eligible to return (8/1)
04/12/16 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 15-day DL (4/11)
04/04/16 P Andrew McKirahan Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Paco Rodriguez Elbow out for season
04/04/16 P Shae Simmons Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
Chicago White Sox
07/09/16 P Carlos Rodon Wrist 15-day DL (7/6)
07/05/16 C Alex Avila Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
07/01/16 3B Matt Davidson Foot 15-day DL (6/30)
06/21/16 P Zach Putnam Elbow 15-day DL (6/21)
06/10/16 DH Justin Morneau Elbow 15-day DL (6/9)
06/10/16 CF Austin Jackson Knee 15-day DL (6/10)
05/06/16 P Jacob Petricka Hip 60-day DL (5/2)
04/27/16 C Kevan Smith Pelvis 15-day DL (4/24)
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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