Thursday, August 4, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Jordan Zimmermann
The Chicago White Sox visit Comerica Park on Thursday to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Jose Quintana for the White Sox and Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +125 and Detroit at -135. The over/under was set at 8.5. The White Sox have a 46-53-7 over/under record and a 48-58-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Tigers are 62-44-0 against the run line and have a 55-46-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 59% of the time.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 51-55 record, including 23-31 on the road. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 8-8 record with an earned run average of 2.89 and a WHIP of 1.11. He has 125 strikeouts over his 137 innings pitched and he has given up 119 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.33. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 298 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen while being struck out 286 times and walking 158 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.76 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 926 base hits and 428 earned runs. They have allowed 120 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 370 batters and struck out 817. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team, Chicago is batting .250, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .245 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.48 hits per game. Melky Cabrera comes into this game hitting .308 and his on-base percentage is at .355. He has 116 hits this season along with 45 runs scored and 49 runs batted in. He's struck out 45 times and has walked 29 times. Adam Eaton is hitting .272 and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 111 hits so far while scoring 51 runs and he's driven in 37. He has walked 44 times and has struck out 79 times. The White Sox have 898 hits, including 174 doubles and 105 home runs. They've stolen 51 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 25 times. Chicago has walked 305 times this season and they've struck out 851 times as a unit. They've left 728 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 424 runs so far this year.
Detroit comes into this matchup with a 30-19 home record and a 58-48 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.95, Jordan Zimmermann has a 9-4 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 60 strikeouts over the 95.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 101 hits. He has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.56. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 337 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Tigers bullpen while being struck out 277 times and walking 110 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.21 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.44 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 960 base knocks and 453 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 111 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a staff has walked 309 hitters and struck out 775. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .280 average at home. The Tigers hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.25 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this matchup batting .287 and he has an OBP of .341. He has 123 hits this year along with 85 runs scored and 59 RBI. He's struck out 82 times and has walked on 28 occasions. Nick Castellanos is hitting .291 and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 113 hits so far while he's scored 51 runs and drove in 57. He has earned a walk 24 times and has punched out 102 times. The Tigers as a unit have 981 base hits, including 159 doubles and 141 homers. They have 46 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. Detroit as a team has walked 318 times this year and they have struck out 866 times. They've had 720 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They score 4.85 runs per game and have totaled 514 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 46-53-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 48-58-0 against the run line so far this season
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 55-46-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 62-44-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
08/03/16 CF Charlie Tilson Hamstring injured last game, doubtful Wednesday vs. Detroit Tigers
07/27/16 2B Brett Lawrie Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
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)
08/03/16 RF J.D. Martinez Elbow 15-day DL (6/17); expected to be activated Wednesday vs. Chicago White Sox
08/02/16 P Jordan Zimmerman Neck 15-day DL (6/01); expected to start Thursday vs Chicago White Sox
08/02/16 P Mike Pelfrey Back 15-day DL (8/2)
06/21/16 P Drew VerHagen Shoulder 60-day DL (5/23), out for season
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 White Sox
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