Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Marco Estrada
The Chicago White Sox visit Rogers Centre on Wednesday to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Jose Quintana for the White Sox and Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +120 and Toronto at -130. The over/under was set at 8.5. The White Sox have a 4-14-2 over/under record and a 11-9-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Blue Jays are 11-10-0 against the run line and have a 7-12-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 14-6 record, including 8-3 on the road. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 1.82 and a WHIP of 1.10. He has 22 strikeouts over his 24.2 innings pitched and he has given up 22 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.9. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 1.41 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the bullpen while being struck out 49 times and walking 16 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 6.94 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.44 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.41. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 138 base hits and 48 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season and they allow 0.5 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 52 batters and struck out 148. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.06 and their FIP as a unit is 3.11.
As a team, Chicago is batting .231, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .238 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .359 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 7.55 hits per game. Adam Eaton comes into this game hitting .299 and his on-base percentage is at .341. He has 23 hits this season along with 7 runs scored and 3 runs batted in. He's struck out 11 times and has walked 4 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .329 and he has an on-base percentage of .405. He has totaled 23 hits so far while scoring 10 runs and he's driven in 7. He has walked 9 times and has struck out 5 times. The White Sox have 151 hits, including 29 doubles and 17 home runs. They've stolen 6 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 7 times. Chicago has walked 57 times this season and they've struck out 144 times as a unit. They've left 133 men on base and have a team OPS of .657. They score 3.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 68 runs so far this year.
Toronto comes into this matchup with a 5-5 home record and a 10-11 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.50, Marco Estrada has a 1-1 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 19 hits. He has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.75. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.60 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 57 times and walking 17 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.70. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 171 base knocks and 76 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 60 hitters and struck out 156. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .273 average at home. The Blue Jays hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.19 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this matchup batting .298 and he has an OBP of .379. He has 25 hits this year along with 21 runs scored and 19 RBI. He's struck out 25 times and has walked on 9 occasions. Jose Bautista is hitting .268 and he has an OBP of .413. He has collected 19 hits so far while he's scored 14 runs and drove in 16. He has earned a walk 19 times and has punched out 16 times. The Blue Jays as a unit have 172 base hits, including 38 doubles and 22 homers. They have 9 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 1 times. Toronto as a team has walked 75 times this year and they have struck out 195 times. They've had 143 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They score 4.29 runs per game and have totaled 90 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 4-14-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 11-9-0 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 7-12-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 11-10-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
04/24/16 C Alex Avila Hamstring 15-day DL (4/24)
Toronto Blue Jays
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)
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