Sunday, June 5, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Justin Verlander
The Chicago White Sox head to Comerica Park on Sunday to take on the Detroit Tigers. The probable pitchers are Jose Quintana for the White Sox and Justin Verlander for the Tigers. The opening line for this game has Chicago at +113 and Detroit at -123. The over/under is 8. The White Sox have a 24-28-3 over/under mark and a 26-29-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Tigers are 30-24-0 against the run line and have a 33-18-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
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The White Sox head into this game with a 29-26 record, and they are 16-14 on the road. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 5-5 record with an ERA of 2.13 and a WHIP of 1.03. He has 67 strikeouts during his 72 innings pitched and he has given up 60 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.29. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have allowed 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the pen while they've been struck out 134 times and walked 69 times this year. As a unit, Chicago has given up 8.28 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.71 hitters per nine. They are 6th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.53. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 453 base hits and 193 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 176 batters and struck out 422. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.89.
As a team, Chicago is hitting .244, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .252 average on the road. The White Sox have a .381 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .314 which is good for 20th in the league. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.29 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this game hitting .268 and his on-base percentage is at .354. He has 57 hits this season along with 20 runs scored and 16 runs batted in. He's struck out 33 times and has walked 23 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .275 and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 56 hits so far while scoring 25 runs and he's driven in 24. He has walked 20 times and has struck out 21 times. The White Sox have 456 hits, including 85 doubles and 49 home runs. They've stolen 25 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 13 times. Chicago has walked 177 times this season and they've struck out 436 times as a unit. They've left 389 men on base and have a team OPS of .695. They score 4.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 223 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this game with a 13-12 home mark and a 26-28 overall record. With an ERA of 4.11, Justin Verlander has a 4-5 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He has 77 strikeouts over the 72.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 57 hits. He has allowed 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.43. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 171 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .277 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 130 times and walking 53 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.36 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.47 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.52. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 491 base knocks and 237 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 160 hitters and struck out 392. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .277 average at home. The Tigers hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.11 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .321 and he has an OBP of .350. He has 61 hits this year along with 24 runs scored and 32 RBI. He's struck out 52 times and has walked on 10 occasions. Ian Kinsler is hitting .321 and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 68 hits so far while he's scored 46 runs and drove in 32. He has earned a walk 15 times and has punched out 36 times. The Tigers as a unit have 492 base hits, including 88 doubles and 69 homers. They have 18 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 10 times. Detroit as a team has walked 153 times this year and they have struck out 471 times. They've had 359 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They score 4.57 runs per game and have totaled 247 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 24-28-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 26-29-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 33-18-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 30-24-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
06/04/16 LF Melky Cabrera Personal is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday & Sunday vs. Detroit Tigers
05/06/16 P Jacob Petricka Hip 15-day DL (5/2)
04/27/16 C Kevan Smith Pelvis 15-day DL (4/24)
06/03/16 1B Miguel Cabrera Back left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Chicago White Sox
04/28/16 P Shane Greene Finger 15-day DL (4/25)
04/04/16 P Daniel Norris Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jeff Ferrell Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Angel Nesbitt Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers
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