Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Mat Latos vs. Steven Matz
The Chicago White Sox visit Citi Field on Tuesday to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Mat Latos for the White Sox and Steven Matz for the Mets. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +168 and New York at -178. The over/under was set at 7.5. The White Sox have a 22-27-3 over/under record and a 24-28-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Mets are 21-29-0 against the run line and have a 24-25-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 42% of the time.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 27-25 record, including 14-13 on the road. Starting pitcher Mat Latos has a 6-1 record with an earned run average of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.41. He has 26 strikeouts over his 51 innings pitched and he has given up 54 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.25. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.37 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen while being struck out 121 times and walking 57 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.25 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.68 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 417 base hits and 179 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 151 batters and struck out 388. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.81.
As a team, Chicago is batting .249, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .263 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.45 hits per game. Adam Eaton comes into this game hitting .288 and his on-base percentage is at .366. He has 57 hits this season along with 20 runs scored and 16 runs batted in. He's struck out 29 times and has walked 19 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .281 and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 54 hits so far while scoring 24 runs and he's driven in 24. He has walked 19 times and has struck out 20 times. The White Sox have 431 hits, including 81 doubles and 46 home runs. They've stolen 21 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. Chicago has walked 162 times this season and they've struck out 399 times as a unit. They've left 363 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 212 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 15-10 home record and a 29-21 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.36, Steven Matz has a 7-1 record and a 0.99 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts over the 49.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 40 hits. He has allowed 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.55. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.05 and they have given up 125 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Mets bullpen while being struck out 165 times and walking 49 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.83 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.26. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 414 base knocks and 157 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year and they give up 0.8 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 116 hitters and struck out 425. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.12.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .216 average at home. The Mets hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.59 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .277 and he has an OBP of .330. He has 49 hits this year along with 16 runs scored and 18 RBI. He's struck out 38 times and has walked on 8 occasions. Michael Conforto is hitting .268 and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 41 hits so far while he's scored 22 runs and drove in 24. He has earned a walk 16 times and has punched out 39 times. The Mets as a unit have 372 base hits, including 72 doubles and 71 homers. They have 10 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. New York as a team has walked 159 times this year and they have struck out 445 times. They've had 328 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They score 3.86 runs per game and have totaled 189 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 22-27-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 24-28-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 24-25-1 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 21-29-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
05/30/16 CF Austin Jackson Toe "?" Tuesday vs. New York Mets
05/06/16 P Jacob Petricka Hip 15-day DL (5/2)
04/27/16 C Kevan Smith Pelvis 15-day DL (4/24)
New York Mets
05/30/16 3B David Wright Back "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago White Sox
05/24/16 1B Lucas Duda Back 15-day DL (5/21)
05/24/16 SS Wilmer Flores Hamstring 15-day DL (5/11)
04/26/16 C Travis d'Arnaud Shoulder 15-day DL (4/25)
04/04/16 P Zack Wheeler Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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