Sunday, May 1, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Ubaldo Jimenez
The Chicago White Sox visit Oriole Park on Sunday to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Chris Sale for the White Sox and Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles. The White Sox have a 6-15-3 over/under record and a 13-11-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Orioles are 13-9-0 against the run line and have a 7-13-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 59% of the time.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 16-8 record, including 10-5 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 5-0 record with an earned run average of 1.66 and a WHIP of 0.68. He has 32 strikeouts over his 38 innings pitched and he has given up 21 hits so far this season. He has allowed 5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.89. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 1.65 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the bullpen while being struck out 59 times and walking 20 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 7.14 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.82 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.62. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 169 base hits and 62 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season and they allow 0.6 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 64 batters and struck out 185. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.09 and their FIP as a unit is 3.23.
As a team, Chicago is batting .238, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 7.88 hits per game. Adam Eaton comes into this game hitting .300 and his on-base percentage is at .366. He has 27 hits this season along with 9 runs scored and 5 runs batted in. He's struck out 13 times and has walked 7 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .294 and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 25 hits so far while scoring 12 runs and he's driven in 7. He has walked 11 times and has struck out 6 times. The White Sox have 189 hits, including 35 doubles and 22 home runs. They've stolen 9 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Chicago has walked 70 times this season and they've struck out 171 times as a unit. They've left 163 men on base and have a team OPS of .683. They score 3.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 87 runs so far this year.
Baltimore comes into this matchup with a 9-1 home record and a 14-8 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.91, Ubaldo Jimenez has a 1-2 record and a 1.57 WHIP. He has 26 strikeouts over the 23 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 25 hits. He has allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.95. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 1.75 and they have given up 57 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Orioles bullpen while being struck out 72 times and walking 28 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.06 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.06 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 172 base knocks and 74 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year and they give up 0.7 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a staff has walked 66 hitters and struck out 172. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.49.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .295 average at home. The Orioles hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 9 hits per contest. Chris Davis comes into this matchup batting .222 and he has an OBP of .344. He has 18 hits this year along with 19 runs scored and 15 RBI. He's struck out 28 times and has walked on 15 occasions. Manny Machado is hitting .341 and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 31 hits so far while he's scored 19 runs and drove in 16. He has earned a walk 7 times and has punched out 17 times. The Orioles as a unit have 198 base hits, including 42 doubles and 32 homers. They have 4 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 3 times. Baltimore as a team has walked 65 times this year and they have struck out 179 times. They've had 135 men left on base and have an OPS of .784. They score 4.59 runs per game and have totaled 101 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 6-15-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 13-11-0 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 7-13-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 13-9-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
04/30/16 RF Avisail Garcia Hamstring injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Baltimore Orioles
04/29/16 P David Robertson Personal expected to miss Saturday vs. Baltimore Orioles
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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