Saturday, August 6, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Tillman vs. Carlos Rodon
The Baltimore Orioles visit U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Chris Tillman for the Orioles and Carlos Rodon for the White Sox. The Orioles have a 47-57-3 over/under record and a 57-50-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The White Sox are 50-58-0 against the run line and have a 47-54-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this matchup with a 61-46 record, including 22-29 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Tillman has a 14-3 record with an earned run average of 3.46 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 118 strikeouts over his 138 innings pitched and he has given up 118 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.03. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.05 and they have given up 320 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen while being struck out 334 times and walking 145 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.88 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 937 base hits and 444 earned runs. They have allowed 119 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 370 batters and struck out 813. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .262, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.99 hits per game. Mark Trumbo comes into this game hitting .267 and his on-base percentage is at .319. He has 113 hits this season along with 60 runs scored and 77 runs batted in. He's struck out 118 times and has walked 30 times. Manny Machado is hitting .301 and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 124 hits so far while scoring 71 runs and he's driven in 58. He has walked 39 times and has struck out 77 times. The Orioles have 962 hits, including 189 doubles and 161 home runs. They've stolen 14 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Baltimore has walked 311 times this season and they've struck out 897 times as a unit. They've left 703 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 503 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a 28-24 home record and a 52-56 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.67, Carlos Rodon has a 2-8 record and a 1.54 WHIP. He has 98 strikeouts over the 98.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 117 hits. He has allowed 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.51. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 299 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 287 times and walking 158 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.79 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.76 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 941 base knocks and 433 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 123 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 372 hitters and struck out 831. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.34.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .254 average at home. The White Sox hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.47 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .306 and he has an OBP of .352. He has 118 hits this year along with 46 runs scored and 50 RBI. He's struck out 45 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Adam Eaton is hitting .274 and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 114 hits so far while he's scored 51 runs and drove in 38. He has earned a walk 44 times and has punched out 80 times. The White Sox as a unit have 914 base hits, including 178 doubles and 108 homers. They have 51 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 26 times. Chicago as a team has walked 312 times this year and they have struck out 861 times. They've had 743 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They score 3.99 runs per game and have totaled 431 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 47-57-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 57-50-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 47-54-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 50-58-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/05/16 P Wade Miley Calf injured last start, probable for next start
07/22/16 RF Joey Rickard Thumb 15-day DL (7/21)
07/01/16 P T.J. McFarland Knee 15-day DL (6/29)
06/21/16 P Brian Duensing Elbow 15-day DL (6/20)
Chicago White Sox
08/04/16 SS Tim Anderson Hand left last game, "?" Friday vs. Baltimore Orioles
08/03/16 CF Charlie Tilson Hamstring 15-day DL (8/3)
07/27/16 2B Brett Lawrie Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
07/05/16 C Alex Avila Hamstring 15-day DL (7/6)
07/01/16 3B Matt Davidson Foot 60-day DL (6/30)
06/21/16 P Zach Putnam Elbow 15-day DL (6/21)
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles
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