Friday, July 22, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Jacob Turner
The Detroit Tigers head to U.S. Cellular Field on Friday to take on the Chicago White Sox. The probable pitchers are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and Jacob Turner for the White Sox. The opening line for this game has Detroit at -142 and Chicago at +132. The over/under is 9. The Tigers have a 50-41-4 over/under mark and a 52-43-0 run line record, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The White Sox are 45-49-0 against the run line and have a 42-48-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this game with a 49-46 record, and they are 23-27 on the road. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has a 9-2 record with an ERA of 2.13 and a WHIP of 1.08. He has 77 strikeouts during his 84.2 innings pitched and he has given up 63 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.39. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have allowed 312 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the pen while they've been struck out 252 times and walked 98 times this year. As a unit, Detroit has given up 9.28 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.52 hitters per nine. They are 22nd in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.48. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 869 base hits and 420 earned runs. They have allowed 99 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 284 batters and struck out 704. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.12.
As a team, Detroit is hitting .265, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .257 average on the road. The Tigers have a .433 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .325 which is good for 12th in the league. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.15 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this game hitting .292 and his on-base percentage is at .347. He has 111 hits this season along with 76 runs scored and 56 runs batted in. He's struck out 73 times and has walked 26 times. Nick Castellanos is hitting .298 and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 104 hits so far while scoring 47 runs and he's driven in 52. He has walked 21 times and has struck out 89 times. The Tigers have 869 hits, including 146 doubles and 121 home runs. They've stolen 39 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. Detroit has walked 279 times this season and they've struck out 788 times as a unit. They've left 641 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 442 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this game with a 24-22 home mark and a 46-48 overall record. With an ERA of 18.00, Jacob Turner has a 0-1 record and a 2.50 WHIP. He has 2 strikeouts over the 4 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 7 hits. He has allowed 15.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 10.9. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.57 and they have given up 262 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 255 times and walking 132 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.82 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 825 base knocks and 377 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 103 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 319 hitters and struck out 729. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The White Sox hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.5 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .302 and he has an OBP of .348. He has 99 hits this year along with 43 runs scored and 43 RBI. He's struck out 38 times and has walked on 25 occasions. Adam Eaton is hitting .271 and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 100 hits so far while he's scored 43 runs and drove in 30. He has earned a walk 37 times and has punched out 69 times. The White Sox as a unit have 798 base hits, including 155 doubles and 94 homers. They have 43 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Chicago as a team has walked 277 times this year and they have struck out 767 times. They've had 646 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They score 4.07 runs per game and have totaled 383 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 50-41-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 52-43-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 42-48-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 45-49-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/20/16 LF Tyler Collins Neck "?" Thursday vs. Chicago White Sox
07/06/16 P Daniel Norris Oblique 15-day DL (7/5)
07/04/16 P Jordan Zimmerman Neck 15-day DL (6/01)
06/21/16 P Drew VerHagen Shoulder 60-day DL (5/23)
06/17/16 RF J.D. Martinez Elbow 15-day DL (6/17)
04/04/16 P Jeff Ferrell Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Angel Nesbitt Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
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 60-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)
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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