Monday, July 18, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. Wade LeBlanc
The Chicago White Sox visit Safeco Field on Monday to play the Seattle Mariners. The probable starters are Chris Sale for the White Sox and Wade LeBlanc for the Mariners. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -140 and Seattle at +130. The over/under was set at 7.5. The White Sox have a 41-46-3 over/under record and a 43-47-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Mariners are 46-45-0 against the run line and have a 43-43-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 45-45 record, including 21-23 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 14-3 record with an earned run average of 3.38 and a WHIP of 1.04. He has 123 strikeouts over his 125 innings pitched and he has given up 104 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.74. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.46 and they have given up 251 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen while being struck out 243 times and walking 127 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.89 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.79 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.00. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 796 base hits and 358 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 303 batters and struck out 697. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
As a team, Chicago is batting .249, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .245 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.46 hits per game. Adam Eaton comes into this game hitting .276 and his on-base percentage is at .358. He has 97 hits this season along with 43 runs scored and 29 runs batted in. He's struck out 65 times and has walked 35 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .296 and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 92 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 760 hits, including 149 doubles and 88 home runs. They've stolen 42 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 22 times. Chicago has walked 267 times this season and they've struck out 738 times as a unit. They've left 620 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 368 runs so far this year.
Seattle comes into this matchup with a 23-21 home record and a 46-45 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.52, Wade LeBlanc has a 1-0 record and a 0.98 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 15.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 12 hits. He has allowed 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.15. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.48 and they have given up 247 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Mariners bullpen while being struck out 326 times and walking 107 times this season. As a team, Seattle has allowed 8.73 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.41 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 789 base knocks and 356 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 115 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Seattle as a staff has walked 264 hitters and struck out 760. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .257 average at home. The Mariners hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 9.02 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .277 and he has an OBP of .362. He has 92 hits this year along with 55 runs scored and 58 RBI. He's struck out 95 times and has walked on 38 occasions. Robinson Cano is hitting .309 and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 115 hits so far while he's scored 64 runs and drove in 59. He has earned a walk 28 times and has punched out 58 times. The Mariners as a unit have 821 base hits, including 145 doubles and 132 homers. They have 25 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 22 times. Seattle as a team has walked 279 times this year and they have struck out 709 times. They've had 603 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They score 4.82 runs per game and have totaled 439 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 41-46-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 43-47-0 against the run line so far this season
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 43-43-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Seattle Mariners are 46-45-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
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)
07/17/16 SS Ketel Marte Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Houston Astros
07/16/16 RF Nelson Cruz Foot "?" Sunday vs. Houston Astros
07/06/16 P Taijuan Walker Foot 15-day DL (7/6)
06/30/16 P Nick Vincent Back 15-day DL (6/27)
06/30/16 C Steve Clevenger Hand 60-day DL (6/29)
06/25/16 P Adrian Sampson Elbow 60-day DL (6/24)
06/01/16 P Felix Hernandez Calf 15-day DL (5/28)
05/04/16 P Tony Zych Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (5/2)
04/04/16 P Charlie Furbush Bicep 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Evan Scribner Oblique 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Ryan Cook Shoulder 60-day DL (3/12)
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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