Sunday, April 17, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Matt Moore
The Chicago White Sox visit Tropicana Field on Sunday to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Jose Quintana for the White Sox and Matt Moore for the Rays. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +114 and Tampa Bay at -124. The over/under was set at 7.5. The White Sox have a 2-6-2 over/under record and a 6-4-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 60% of the time. The Rays are 3-7-0 against the run line and have a 1-7-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 30% of the time.
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The White Sox head into this matchup with a 8-2 record, including 7-1 on the road. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.31 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 12 strikeouts over his 11.2 innings pitched and he has given up 11 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.87. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 1.11 and they have given up 12 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .145 against the bullpen while being struck out 24 times and walking 8 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 6.07 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.39 batters per nine. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.02. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 60 base hits and 20 earned runs. They have allowed 3 home runs this season and they allow 0.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 23 batters and struck out 83. They walk 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.93 and their FIP as a unit is 2.61.
As a team, Chicago is batting .236, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .242 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .345 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8 hits per game. Jose Abreu comes into this game hitting .257 and his on-base percentage is at .372. He has 9 hits this season along with 4 runs scored and 5 runs batted in. He's struck out 12 times and has walked 5 times. Todd Frazier is hitting .171 and he has an on-base percentage of .209. He has totaled 7 hits so far while scoring 4 runs and he's driven in 6. He has walked 2 times and has struck out 9 times. The White Sox have 80 hits, including 11 doubles and 8 home runs. They've stolen 2 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 2 times. Chicago has walked 22 times this season and they've struck out 75 times as a unit. They've left 67 men on base and have a team OPS of .633. They score 3.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 35 runs so far this year.
Tampa Bay comes into this matchup with a 3-5 home record and a 3-7 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.00, Matt Moore has a 0-0 record and a 1.08 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 12 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 10 hits. He has allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.49. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.54 and they have given up 21 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 25 times and walking 7 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.08 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.72 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.48. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 79 base knocks and 34 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year and they give up 1.5 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 23 hitters and struck out 95. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .196, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .194 average at home. The Rays hold a .320 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .251 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 6.2 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this matchup batting .244 and he has an OBP of .262. He has 10 hits this year along with 5 runs scored and 5 RBI. He's struck out 8 times and has walked on 1 occasion. Logan Forsythe is hitting .216 and he has an OBP of .275. He has collected 8 hits so far while he's scored 4 runs and drove in 4. He has earned a walk 3 times and has punched out 10 times. The Rays as a unit have 62 base hits, including 8 doubles and 10 homers. They have 3 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 4 times. Tampa Bay as a team has walked 20 times this year and they have struck out 89 times. They've had 55 men left on base and have an OPS of .567. They score 2.4 runs per game and have totaled 24 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 2-6-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 6-4-0 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 1-7-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 3-7-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
No key injuries to report
Tampa Bay Rays
04/15/16 CF Kevin Kiermaier Head injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Chicago White Sox
04/15/16 2B Logan Forsythe Hip injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Chicago White Sox
04/10/16 P Chase Whitley Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Brad Boxberge Abdominal 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Alex Cobb Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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