Sunday, August 14, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Tom Koehler
The Chicago White Sox head to Marlins Park on Sunday to take on the Miami Marlins. The probable pitchers are Chris Sale for the White Sox and Tom Koehler for the Marlins. The opening line for this game has Chicago at -138 and Miami at +128. The over/under is 7.5. The White Sox have a 50-58-7 over/under mark and a 54-61-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Marlins are 58-57-0 against the run line and have a 59-54-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The White Sox head into this game with a 55-60 record, and they are 26-34 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 14-5 record with an ERA of 3.16 and a WHIP of 1.03. He has 150 strikeouts during his 154 innings pitched and he has given up 124 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.55. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have allowed 327 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the pen while they've been struck out 317 times and walked 171 times this year. As a unit, Chicago has given up 8.77 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.75 hitters per nine. They are 11th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.02. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 1,005 base hits and 461 earned runs. They have allowed 130 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 394 batters and struck out 888. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team, Chicago is hitting .251, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .248 average on the road. The White Sox have a .396 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .314 which is good for 21st in the league. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.57 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this game hitting .281 and his on-base percentage is at .335. He has 125 hits this season along with 41 runs scored and 62 runs batted in. He's struck out 93 times and has walked 29 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .300 and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 125 hits so far while scoring 47 runs and he's driven in 54. He has walked 32 times and has struck out 51 times. The White Sox have 984 hits, including 187 doubles and 114 home runs. They've stolen 53 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 27 times. Chicago has walked 330 times this season and they've struck out 920 times as a unit. They've left 795 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 3.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 456 runs so far this year.
Miami comes into this game with a 30-27 home mark and a 60-55 overall record. With an ERA of 3.83, Tom Koehler has a 9-8 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 102 strikeouts over the 127 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 120 hits. He has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.04. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 335 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Marlins bullpen while being struck out 405 times and walking 180 times this season. As a team, Miami has allowed 8.42 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.73 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 962 base knocks and 453 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 105 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Miami as a staff has walked 417 hitters and struck out 998. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .254 average at home. The Marlins hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.38 hits per contest. Martin Prado comes into this matchup batting .321 and he has an OBP of .375. He has 138 hits this year along with 55 runs scored and 50 RBI. He's struck out 49 times and has walked on 37 occasions. Christian Yelich is hitting .320 and he has an OBP of .390. He has collected 131 hits so far while he's scored 60 runs and drove in 67. He has earned a walk 46 times and has punched out 95 times. The Marlins as a unit have 1,079 base hits, including 201 doubles and 94 homers. They have 42 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 16 times. Miami as a team has walked 330 times this year and they have struck out 872 times. They've had 853 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They score 4.25 runs per game and have totaled 489 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 50-58-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 54-61-0 against the run line so far this season
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 59-54-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Miami Marlins are 58-57-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
08/13/16 P Miguel Gonzalez Groin 15-day DL (8/11)
08/10/16 RF Avisail Garcia Knee 15-day DL (8/7)
08/03/16 CF Charlie Tilson Hamstring 15-day DL (8/3)
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)
08/09/16 P A.J. Ramos Finger 15-day DL (8/6)
07/25/16 P Wei-Yin Chen Elbow 15-day DL (7/21)
07/06/16 1B Justin Bour Ankle 15-day DL (7/3)
07/01/16 P Bryan Morris Back 60-day DL (5/25)
05/15/16 P Kendry Flores Shoulder 15-day DL (5/15)
04/04/16 P Raudel Lazo Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Marlins
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