Friday, April 29, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon vs. Mike Wright
The Chicago White Sox visit Oriole Park on Friday to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Carlos Rodon for the White Sox and Mike Wright for the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -107 and Baltimore at -103. The over/under was set at 8.5. The White Sox have a 5-15-2 over/under record and a 13-9-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Orioles are 11-9-0 against the run line and have a 6-13-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 16-6 record, including 10-3 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.05 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 20 strikeouts over his 20 innings pitched and he has given up 18 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.91. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 1.32 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .178 against the bullpen while being struck out 55 times and walking 16 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 6.67 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.77 batters per nine. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.24. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 146 base hits and 49 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season and they allow 0.5 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 57 batters and struck out 170. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.03 and their FIP as a unit is 3.06.
As a team, Chicago is batting .238, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .249 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 7.86 hits per game. Adam Eaton comes into this game hitting .298 and his on-base percentage is at .348. He has 25 hits this season along with 8 runs scored and 5 runs batted in. He's struck out 12 times and has walked 6 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .312 and he has an on-base percentage of .398. He has totaled 24 hits so far while scoring 11 runs and he's driven in 7. He has walked 11 times and has struck out 6 times. The White Sox have 173 hits, including 33 doubles and 20 home runs. They've stolen 7 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Chicago has walked 66 times this season and they've struck out 154 times as a unit. They've left 148 men on base and have a team OPS of .683. They score 3.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 82 runs so far this year.
Baltimore comes into this matchup with a 7-1 home record and a 12-8 overall mark. With an earned run average of 6.23, Mike Wright has a 1-2 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 17.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 19 hits. He has allowed 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.19. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 1.80 and they have given up 50 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 64 times and walking 27 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.07 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.02 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 156 base knocks and 69 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year and they give up 0.7 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a staff has walked 62 hitters and struck out 155. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.51.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .285 average at home. The Orioles hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.75 hits per contest. Chris Davis comes into this matchup batting .205 and he has an OBP of .341. He has 15 hits this year along with 18 runs scored and 13 RBI. He's struck out 27 times and has walked on 15 occasions. Manny Machado is hitting .325 and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 27 hits so far while he's scored 16 runs and drove in 11. He has earned a walk 6 times and has punched out 15 times. The Orioles as a unit have 175 base hits, including 38 doubles and 28 homers. They have 4 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 3 times. Baltimore as a team has walked 58 times this year and they have struck out 164 times. They've had 123 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They score 4.25 runs per game and have totaled 85 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 5-15-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 13-9-0 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 6-13-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 11-9-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
04/27/16 C Kevan Smith Pelvis 15-day DL (4/24)
04/24/16 C Alex Avila Hamstring 15-day DL (4/24)
04/23/16 P Yovani Gallardo Shoulder 15-day DL (4/23)
03/31/16 3B Jimmy Paredes Wrist 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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