Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Anthony Ranaudo vs. Jason Hammel
The Chicago White Sox head to Wrigley Field on Wednesday to take on the Chicago Cubs. The probable pitchers are Anthony Ranaudo for the White Sox and Jason Hammel for the Cubs. The opening line for this game has Chicago at +212 and Chicago at -230. The over/under is 8. The White Sox have a 43-50-6 over/under mark and a 46-53-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Cubs are 50-48-0 against the run line and have a 47-46-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The White Sox head into this game with a 49-50 record, and they are 22-26 on the road. Starting pitcher Anthony Ranaudo has a 1-0 record with an ERA of 17.18 and a WHIP of 2.73. He has 2 strikeouts during his 3.2 innings pitched and he has given up 2 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 4.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 12.14. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have allowed 285 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the pen while they've been struck out 276 times and walked 142 times this year. As a unit, Chicago has given up 8.86 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.86 hitters per nine. They are 12th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.02. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 871 base hits and 395 earned runs. They have allowed 111 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 337 batters and struck out 773. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.27.
As a team, Chicago is hitting .251, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .247 average on the road. The White Sox have a .399 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .315 which is good for 22nd in the league. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.51 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this game hitting .303 and his on-base percentage is at .350. He has 105 hits this season along with 44 runs scored and 44 runs batted in. He's struck out 41 times and has walked 27 times. Adam Eaton is hitting .277 and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 107 hits so far while scoring 47 runs and he's driven in 35. He has walked 40 times and has struck out 73 times. The White Sox have 841 hits, including 161 doubles and 98 home runs. They've stolen 47 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Chicago has walked 288 times this season and they've struck out 799 times as a unit. They've left 682 men on base and have a team OPS of .714. They score 4.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 403 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this game with a 30-16 home mark and a 59-39 overall record. With an ERA of 3.35, Jason Hammel has a 9-5 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 90 strikeouts over the 107.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 86 hits. He has allowed 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.37. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 221 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the Cubs bullpen while being struck out 292 times and walking 120 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 7.05 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.87 batters per nine. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.27. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 692 base knocks and 324 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 101 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 304 hitters and struck out 869. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .241 average at home. The Cubs hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346 which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.68 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .286 and he has an OBP of .379. He has 106 hits this year along with 79 runs scored and 65 RBI. He's struck out 98 times and has walked on 46 occasions. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .287 and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 100 hits so far while he's scored 59 runs and drove in 76. He has earned a walk 51 times and has punched out 68 times. The Cubs as a unit have 851 base hits, including 181 doubles and 125 homers. They have 42 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Chicago as a team has walked 409 times this year and they have struck out 838 times. They've had 738 men left on base and have an OPS of .776. They score 5.08 runs per game and have totaled 498 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 43-50-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 46-53-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 47-46-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 50-48-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
07/25/16 P Chris Sale Suspension expected to start Thursday against Chicago Cubs
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)
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)
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs
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