Saturday, July 9, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Julio Teheran vs. Jose Quintana
The Atlanta Braves head to U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday to take on the Chicago White Sox. The probable pitchers are Julio Teheran for the Braves and Jose Quintana for the White Sox. The opening line for this game has Atlanta at +145 and Chicago at -155. The over/under is 7.5. The Braves have a 38-42-6 over/under mark and a 38-48-0 run line record, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The White Sox are 42-43-0 against the run line and have a 39-43-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
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The Braves head into this game with a 29-57 record, and they are 16-23 on the road. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran has a 3-7 record with an ERA of 2.72 and a WHIP of 0.93. He has 105 strikeouts during his 112.2 innings pitched and he has given up 81 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.84. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have allowed 286 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the pen while they've been struck out 301 times and walked 147 times this year. As a unit, Atlanta has given up 8.62 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.78 hitters per nine. They are 15th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.32. The Braves pitchers have collectively given up 749 base hits and 375 earned runs. They have allowed 93 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 293 batters and struck out 676. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.25.
As a team, Atlanta is hitting .235, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .230 average on the road. The Braves have a .340 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .298 which is good for 29th in the league. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.03 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this game hitting .257 and his on-base percentage is at .334. He has 83 hits this season along with 34 runs scored and 46 runs batted in. He's struck out 54 times and has walked 38 times. Freddie Freeman is hitting .283 and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 91 hits so far while scoring 41 runs and he's driven in 32. He has walked 38 times and has struck out 95 times. The Braves have 691 hits, including 137 doubles and 47 home runs. They've stolen 45 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 20 times. Atlanta has walked 238 times this season and they've struck out 667 times as a unit. They've left 608 men on base and have a team OPS of .638. They score 3.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 290 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this game with a 23-20 home mark and a 44-41 overall record. With an ERA of 3.06, Jose Quintana has a 6-8 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 100 strikeouts over the 111.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 98 hits. He has allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.21. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.46 and they have given up 239 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 234 times and walking 121 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.92 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.88 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 756 base knocks and 336 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 87 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 289 hitters and struck out 668. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.14.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .251 average at home. The White Sox hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.47 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .274 and he has an OBP of .357. He has 91 hits this year along with 41 runs scored and 27 RBI. He's struck out 61 times and has walked on 33 occasions. Melky Cabrera is hitting .293 and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 85 hits so far while he's scored 37 runs and drove in 39. He has earned a walk 24 times and has punched out 34 times. The White Sox as a unit have 719 base hits, including 141 doubles and 85 homers. They have 39 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 21 times. Chicago as a team has walked 262 times this year and they have struck out 698 times. They've had 591 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They score 4.18 runs per game and have totaled 355 runs so far this season.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 38-42-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 38-48-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 39-43-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 42-43-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/08/16 P Julio Teheran Thigh is upgraded to expected to start Saturday vs. Chicago White Sox
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
07/05/16 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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