Saturday, May 14, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Ivan Nova
The Chicago White Sox visit Yankee Stadium on Saturday to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Jose Quintana for the White Sox and Ivan Nova for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -135 and New York at +125. The over/under was set at 8. The White Sox have a 14-18-3 over/under record and a 21-14-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 60% of the time. The Yankees are 15-18-0 against the run line and have a 14-16-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 23-12 record, including 13-7 on the road. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 1.38 and a WHIP of 0.99. He has 42 strikeouts over his 45.2 innings pitched and he has given up 36 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.13. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.63 and they have given up 75 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen while being struck out 92 times and walking 36 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 7.82 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.82 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.19. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 272 base hits and 111 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 105 batters and struck out 272. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.59.
As a team, Chicago is batting .253, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .265 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.57 hits per game. Adam Eaton comes into this game hitting .293 and his on-base percentage is at .391. He has 39 hits this season along with 17 runs scored and 8 runs batted in. He's struck out 15 times and has walked 17 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .308 and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 40 hits so far while scoring 19 runs and he's driven in 13. He has walked 15 times and has struck out 13 times. The White Sox have 300 hits, including 55 doubles and 33 home runs. They've stolen 12 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Chicago has walked 122 times this season and they've struck out 257 times as a unit. They've left 251 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 155 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 10-9 home record and a 14-19 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.34, Ivan Nova has a 1-1 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 18.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 22 hits. He has allowed 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.06. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 83 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 116 times and walking 26 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 9.11 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.83 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 294 base knocks and 140 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 76 hitters and struck out 285. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .252 average at home. The Yankees hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 7.76 hits per contest. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .300 and he has an OBP of .344. He has 36 hits this year along with 11 runs scored and 14 RBI. He's struck out 16 times and has walked on 7 occasions. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .260 and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 26 hits so far while he's scored 10 runs and drove in 9. He has earned a walk 8 times and has punched out 17 times. The Yankees as a unit have 256 base hits, including 45 doubles and 34 homers. They have 23 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. New York as a team has walked 104 times this year and they have struck out 230 times. They've had 211 men left on base and have an OPS of .685. They score 3.85 runs per game and have totaled 127 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 14-18-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 21-14-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 14-16-3 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 15-18-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
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 Yankees
05/12/16 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Hip "?" Friday vs. Chicago White Sox
05/06/16 P CC Sabathia Groin 15-day DL (5/06)
05/04/16 DH Alex Rodriguez Hamstring 15-day DL (5/3)
04/03/16 RF Mason Williams Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Bryan Mitchell Toe 15-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25); out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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