Sunday, August 7, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Bundy vs. James Shields
The Baltimore Orioles head to U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday to take on the Chicago White Sox. The probable pitchers are Dylan Bundy for the Orioles and James Shields for the White Sox. The opening line for this game has Baltimore at -130 and Chicago at +120. The over/under is 9.5. The Orioles have a 48-57-3 over/under mark and a 58-50-0 run line record, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The White Sox are 50-59-0 against the run line and have a 48-54-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this game with a 62-46 record, and they are 23-29 on the road. Starting pitcher Dylan Bundy has a 4-3 record with an ERA of 3.05 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 56 strikeouts during his 59 innings pitched and he has given up 59 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.01. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.09 and they have allowed 323 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the pen while they've been struck out 338 times and walked 148 times this year. As a unit, Baltimore has given up 8.89 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 hitters per nine. They are 14th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.21. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 947 base hits and 449 earned runs. They have allowed 120 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 374 batters and struck out 820. 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 hitting .264, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .256 average on the road. The Orioles have a .449 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .323 which is good for 15th in the league. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.06 hits per contest. Mark Trumbo comes into this game hitting .267 and his on-base percentage is at .318. He has 114 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 .305 and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 127 hits so far while scoring 72 runs and he's driven in 60. He has walked 39 times and has struck out 77 times. The Orioles have 978 hits, including 191 doubles and 163 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 901 times as a unit. They've left 711 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 510 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this game with a 28-25 home mark and a 52-57 overall record. With an ERA of 4.92, James Shields has a 5-13 record and a 1.51 WHIP. He has 87 strikeouts over the 128 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 139 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.11. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 305 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 290 times and walking 158 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.72 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 957 base knocks and 439 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 372 hitters and struck out 835. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.34.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .255 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 8.49 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .302 and he has an OBP of .348. He has 118 hits this year along with 46 runs scored and 50 RBI. He's struck out 46 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Adam Eaton is hitting .271 and he has an OBP of .356. 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 924 base hits, including 180 doubles and 109 homers. They have 52 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 27 times. Chicago as a team has walked 316 times this year and they have struck out 868 times. They've had 752 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They score 4 runs per game and have totaled 436 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 48-57-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 58-50-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 48-54-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 50-59-0 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
08/05/16 SS Tim Anderson Hand "?" Saturday 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)
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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