Sunday, July 3, 2016
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Collin McHugh
The Chicago White Sox visit Minute Maid Park on Sunday to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Jose Quintana for the White Sox and Collin McHugh for the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +123 and Houston at -133. The over/under was set at 8. The White Sox have a 36-41-3 over/under record and a 38-42-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Astros are 38-42-0 against the run line and have a 36-39-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 40-40 record, including 19-21 on the road. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 5-8 record with an earned run average of 3.18 and a WHIP of 1.16. He has 96 strikeouts over his 104.2 innings pitched and he has given up 96 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.09. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 223 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen while being struck out 215 times and walking 119 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.86 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 710 base hits and 321 earned runs. They have allowed 81 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 279 batters and struck out 627. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.14.
As a team, Chicago is batting .248, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .246 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.43 hits per game. Adam Eaton comes into this game hitting .270 and his on-base percentage is at .355. He has 84 hits this season along with 40 runs scored and 26 runs batted in. He's struck out 54 times and has walked 31 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .294 and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 82 hits so far while scoring 35 runs and he's driven in 39. He has walked 23 times and has struck out 34 times. The White Sox have 673 hits, including 131 doubles and 82 home runs. They've stolen 36 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 19 times. Chicago has walked 244 times this season and they've struck out 653 times as a unit. They've left 555 men on base and have a team OPS of .714. They score 4.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 331 runs so far this year.
Houston comes into this matchup with a 23-15 home record and a 43-37 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.58, Collin McHugh has a 5-5 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 82 strikeouts over the 90.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 106 hits. He has allowed 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.9. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 231 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 278 times and walking 59 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.12 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 731 base knocks and 314 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 85 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Houston as a staff has walked 211 hitters and struck out 660. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.81.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .240 average at home. The Astros hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.43 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .352 and he has an OBP of .427. He has 111 hits this year along with 60 runs scored and 46 RBI. He's struck out 32 times and has walked on 39 occasions. Carlos Correa is hitting .269 and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 78 hits so far while he's scored 40 runs and drove in 50. He has earned a walk 42 times and has punched out 77 times. The Astros as a unit have 674 base hits, including 142 doubles and 101 homers. They have 63 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 24 times. Houston as a team has walked 319 times this year and they have struck out 750 times. They've had 563 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They score 4.54 runs per game and have totaled 363 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 36-41-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 38-42-0 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 36-39-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 38-42-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
07/01/16 3B Matt Davidson Foot 15-day DL (6/30)
06/30/16 LF Melky Cabrera Wrist out indefinitely
06/21/16 P Zach Putnam Elbow 15-day DL (6/21)
06/10/16 DH Justin Morneau Elbow 15-day DL (6/9)
06/10/16 CF Austin Jackson Knee 15-day DL (6/10)
05/06/16 P Jacob Petricka Hip 15-day DL (5/2)
04/27/16 C Kevan Smith Pelvis 15-day DL (4/24)
06/27/16 P Lance McCullers Finger "?" for next scheduled start
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