Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Sale vs. R.A. Dickey
The Chicago White Sox visit Rogers Centre on Tuesday to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Chris Sale for the White Sox and R.A. Dickey for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -130 and Toronto at +120. The over/under was set at 7.5. The White Sox have a 3-14-2 over/under record and a 10-9-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Blue Jays are 11-9-0 against the run line and have a 6-12-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 13-6 record, including 7-3 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Sale has a 4-0 record with an earned run average of 1.80 and a WHIP of 0.67. He has 26 strikeouts over his 30 innings pitched and he has given up 17 hits so far this season. He has allowed 5.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.63. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 1.51 and they have given up 35 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .185 against the bullpen while being struck out 46 times and walking 15 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 6.56 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.36 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.28. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 124 base hits and 43 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season and they allow 0.5 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 49 batters and struck out 139. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.02 and their FIP as a unit is 3.10.
As a team, Chicago is batting .227, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .231 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .356 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.37 hits per game. Adam Eaton comes into this game hitting .292 and his on-base percentage is at .338. He has 21 hits this season along with 5 runs scored and 1 runs batted in. He's struck out 9 times and has walked 4 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .333 and he has an on-base percentage of .405. He has totaled 22 hits so far while scoring 10 runs and he's driven in 7. He has walked 8 times and has struck out 4 times. The White Sox have 140 hits, including 25 doubles and 17 home runs. They've stolen 5 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. Chicago has walked 52 times this season and they've struck out 135 times as a unit. They've left 125 men on base and have a team OPS of .649. They score 3.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 61 runs so far this year.
Toronto comes into this matchup with a 5-4 home record and a 10-10 overall mark. With an earned run average of 6.10, R.A. Dickey has a 1-2 record and a 1.69 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 20.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 25 hits. He has allowed 10.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.33. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.25 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 52 times and walking 14 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.53 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 160 base knocks and 69 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a staff has walked 55 hitters and struck out 147. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.81.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .261 average at home. The Blue Jays hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 7.9 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this matchup batting .304 and he has an OBP of .389. He has 24 hits this year along with 20 runs scored and 19 RBI. He's struck out 23 times and has walked on 9 occasions. Jose Bautista is hitting .250 and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 17 hits so far while he's scored 12 runs and drove in 16. He has earned a walk 17 times and has punched out 16 times. The Blue Jays as a unit have 158 base hits, including 34 doubles and 21 homers. They have 9 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 1 times. Toronto as a team has walked 72 times this year and they have struck out 186 times. They've had 133 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They score 4.25 runs per game and have totaled 85 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 3-14-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 10-9-0 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 6-12-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 11-9-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
04/24/16 C Alex Avila Hamstring 15-day DL
Toronto Blue Jays
04/24/16 LF Michael Saunders Hamstring "?" Monday vs. Chicago White Sox
04/22/16 1B Chris Colabello Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/10/16 P Franklin Morales Arm 15-day DL (4/7)
04/04/16 P Aaron Loup Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 2B Devon Travis Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Bo Schultz Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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