Monday, July 25, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Arrieta vs. Miguel Gonzalez
The Chicago Cubs head to U.S. Cellular Field on Monday to take on the Chicago White Sox. The probable pitchers are Jake Arrieta for the Cubs and Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox. The opening line for this game has Chicago at -190 and Chicago at +180. The over/under is 8. The Cubs have a 46-46-4 over/under mark and a 50-46-0 run line record, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The White Sox are 45-51-0 against the run line and have a 43-49-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Cubs head into this game with a 58-38 record, and they are 28-22 on the road. Starting pitcher Jake Arrieta has a 12-4 record with an ERA of 2.60 and a WHIP of 1.08. He has 129 strikeouts during his 121.1 innings pitched and he has given up 87 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.93. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have allowed 214 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the pen while they've been struck out 280 times and walked 116 times this year. As a unit, Chicago has given up 7.02 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.79 hitters per nine. They are 1st in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.23. The Cubs pitchers have collectively given up 676 base hits and 314 earned runs. They have allowed 99 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 293 batters and struck out 844. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 3.84.
As a team, Chicago is hitting .254, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .264 average on the road. The Cubs have a .430 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .345 which is good for 2nd in the league. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.62 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this game hitting .284 and his on-base percentage is at .376. He has 103 hits this season along with 77 runs scored and 65 runs batted in. He's struck out 96 times and has walked 44 times. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .288 and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 98 hits so far while scoring 58 runs and he's driven in 72. He has walked 50 times and has struck out 66 times. The Cubs have 828 hits, including 176 doubles and 124 home runs. They've stolen 41 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 20 times. Chicago has walked 399 times this season and they've struck out 824 times as a unit. They've left 721 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 5.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 488 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this game with a 24-24 home mark and a 46-50 overall record. With an ERA of 4.41, Miguel Gonzalez has a 2-5 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 62 strikeouts over the 81.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 79 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.11. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 274 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 269 times and walking 139 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.82 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 850 base knocks and 387 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 106 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 331 hitters and struck out 754. They give up a walk 3.4 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 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .254 average at home. The White Sox hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.49 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .303 and he has an OBP of .348. He has 103 hits this year along with 43 runs scored and 43 RBI. He's struck out 40 times and has walked on 25 occasions. Adam Eaton is hitting .272 and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 103 hits so far while he's scored 44 runs and drove in 30. He has earned a walk 38 times and has punched out 72 times. The White Sox as a unit have 819 base hits, including 159 doubles and 96 homers. They have 45 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Chicago as a team has walked 282 times this year and they have struck out 784 times. They've had 666 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They score 4.04 runs per game and have totaled 392 runs so far this season.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 46-46-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 50-46-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 43-49-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 45-51-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/16/16 P Trevor Cahill Knee 15-day DL (7/9)
07/03/16 2B Chris Coghlan Ribs 15-day DL (7/3)
06/07/16 LF Jorge Soler Hamstring 15-day DL (6/6)
05/18/16 P Joe Nathan Elbow 60-day DL (5/17)
04/08/16 C Kyle Schwarber Knee 60-day DL (4/8); out for season
04/04/16 P Aaron Brooks Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 3B Christian Villanueva Fibula 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Dallas Beeler Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Zac Rosscup Shoulder 60-day DL (2/25)
Chicago White Sox
07/24/16 P Chris Sale Disciplinary "?" for next scheduled start
07/23/16 2B Brett Lawrie Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Detroit Tigers
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 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox
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