Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez vs. Jacob deGrom
The Chicago White Sox visit Citi Field on Wednesday to play the New York Mets. The probable starters are Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox and Jacob deGrom for the Mets. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +184 and New York at -195. 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 Miguel Gonzalez has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.54. He has 24 strikeouts over his 28 innings pitched and he has given up 33 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.54. 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 3.50. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 424 base hits and 180 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 153 batters and struck out 395. 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 .246, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .257 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.33 hits per game. Adam Eaton comes into this game hitting .284 and his on-base percentage is at .364. He has 57 hits this season along with 20 runs scored and 16 runs batted in. He's struck out 30 times and has walked 20 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .278 and he has an on-base percentage of .343. 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 21 times. The White Sox have 433 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 163 times this season and they've struck out 409 times as a unit. They've left 365 men on base and have a team OPS of .700. They score 4.08 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 2.81, Jacob deGrom has a 3-1 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 48 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 43 hits. He has allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.32. 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 8.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.85 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.19. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 416 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 117 hitters and struck out 435. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.08.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .217 average at home. The Mets hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.58 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .282 and he has an OBP of .333. He has 51 hits this year along with 16 runs scored and 18 RBI. He's struck out 39 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 379 base hits, including 73 doubles and 72 homers. They have 10 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. New York as a team has walked 161 times this year and they have struck out 452 times. They've had 334 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They score 3.8 runs per game and have totaled 190 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
05/31/16 CF Austin Jackson Toe is downgraded to doubtful 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
05/31/16 3B David Wright Neck is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Chicago White Sox
05/24/16 1B Lucas Duda Back 15-day DL (5/21)
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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