Sunday, July 17, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Jered Weaver
The Chicago White Sox head to Angel Stadium on Sunday to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The probable pitchers are Chris Sale for the White Sox and Jered Weaver for the Angels. The opening line for this game has Chicago at -133 and Los Angeles at +123. The over/under is 7.5. The White Sox have a 41-45-3 over/under mark and a 42-47-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Angels are 44-48-0 against the run line and have a 37-52-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The White Sox head into this game with a 45-44 record, and they are 21-22 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 14-3 record with an ERA of 3.38 and a WHIP of 1.04. He has 123 strikeouts during his 125 innings pitched and he has given up 104 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.75. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.46 and they have allowed 251 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the pen while they've been struck out 243 times and walked 127 times this year. As a unit, Chicago has given up 8.96 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.84 hitters per nine. They are 11th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.03. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 794 base hits and 357 earned runs. They have allowed 95 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 301 batters and struck out 695. They walk 3.4 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 4.21.
As a team, Chicago is hitting .250, good for 21st 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 .316 which is good for 22nd in the league. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.48 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this game hitting .274 and his on-base percentage is at .357. He has 95 hits this season along with 43 runs scored and 29 runs batted in. He's struck out 63 times and has walked 35 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .293 and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 90 hits so far while scoring 38 runs and he's driven in 41. He has walked 24 times and has struck out 35 times. The White Sox have 754 hits, including 146 doubles and 88 home runs. They've stolen 41 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. Chicago has walked 267 times this season and they've struck out 725 times as a unit. They've left 614 men on base and have a team OPS of .714. They score 4.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 368 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 17-26 home mark and a 38-52 overall record. With an ERA of 5.27, Jered Weaver has a 7-7 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 100.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 118 hits. He has allowed 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.61. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 295 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 232 times and walking 109 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.34 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 834 base knocks and 394 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 117 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 287 hitters and struck out 643. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.68.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .238 average at home. The Angels hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.18 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .319 and he has an OBP of .423. He has 104 hits this year along with 68 runs scored and 58 RBI. He's struck out 73 times and has walked on 59 occasions. Kole Calhoun is hitting .287 and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 98 hits so far while he's scored 55 runs and drove in 48. He has earned a walk 37 times and has punched out 68 times. The Angels as a unit have 818 base hits, including 162 doubles and 84 homers. They have 34 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 19 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 267 times this year and they have struck out 531 times. They've had 600 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They score 4.56 runs per game and have totaled 410 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 41-45-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 42-47-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 37-52-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 44-48-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
07/15/16 DH Justin Morneau Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Los Angeles Angels
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 15-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)
Los Angeles Angels
07/09/16 1B C.J. Cron Hand 15-day DL (7/8)
07/06/16 LF Shane Robinson Ankle 15-day DL (7/6)
06/14/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 60-day DL (6/14)
06/01/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 15-day DL (6/1)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 60-day DL (4/26)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (4/4), out for season
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels
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