Saturday, April 30, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Mat Latos vs. Kevin Gausman
The Chicago White Sox visit Oriole Park on Saturday to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Mat Latos for the White Sox and Kevin Gausman for the Orioles. The White Sox have a 6-15-2 over/under record and a 13-10-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Orioles are 12-9-0 against the run line and have a 7-13-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 16-7 record, including 10-4 on the road. Starting pitcher Mat Latos has a 4-0 record with an earned run average of 0.74 and a WHIP of 0.82. He has 13 strikeouts over his 24.1 innings pitched and he has given up 13 hits so far this season. He has allowed 4.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.56. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 1.68 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the bullpen while being struck out 59 times and walking 18 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 7.07 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.81 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.55. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 161 base hits and 58 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season and they allow 0.6 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 61 batters and struck out 178. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.08 and their FIP as a unit is 3.22.
As a team, Chicago is batting .240, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .251 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 7.96 hits per game. Adam Eaton comes into this game hitting .307 and his on-base percentage is at .361. He has 27 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 .296 and he has an on-base percentage of .380. 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 183 hits, including 34 doubles and 21 home runs. They've stolen 9 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Chicago has walked 68 times this season and they've struck out 161 times as a unit. They've left 159 men on base and have a team OPS of .684. They score 3.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 84 runs so far this year.
Baltimore comes into this matchup with a 8-1 home record and a 13-8 overall mark. With an earned run average of 1.80, Kevin Gausman has a 0-1 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 3 hits. He has allowed 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.1. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 1.70 and they have given up 56 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 68 times and walking 28 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.16 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.97 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.49. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 166 base knocks and 71 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year and they give up 0.7 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a staff has walked 64 hitters and struck out 162. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.52.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .299 average at home. The Orioles hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.05 hits per contest. Chris Davis comes into this matchup batting .221 and he has an OBP of .348. He has 17 hits this year along with 19 runs scored and 15 RBI. He's struck out 27 times and has walked on 15 occasions. Manny Machado is hitting .333 and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 29 hits so far while he's scored 19 runs and drove in 16. He has earned a walk 7 times and has punched out 16 times. The Orioles as a unit have 190 base hits, including 41 doubles and 31 homers. They have 4 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 3 times. Baltimore as a team has walked 62 times this year and they have struck out 172 times. They've had 131 men left on base and have an OPS of .787. They score 4.52 runs per game and have totaled 95 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 6-15-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 13-10-0 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 7-13-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 12-9-0 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)
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