Saturday, July 23, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Boyd vs. Chris Sale
The Detroit Tigers head to U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday to take on the Chicago White Sox. The probable pitchers are Matt Boyd for the Tigers and Chris Sale for the White Sox. The opening line for this game has Detroit at +180 and Chicago at -190. The over/under is 8.5. The Tigers have a 50-42-4 over/under mark and a 53-43-0 run line record, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The White Sox are 45-50-0 against the run line and have a 42-49-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this game with a 50-46 record, and they are 24-27 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Boyd has a 1-2 record with an ERA of 4.91 and a WHIP of 1.31. He has 34 strikeouts during his 40.1 innings pitched and he has given up 39 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.19. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have allowed 312 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the pen while they've been struck out 253 times and walked 98 times this year. As a unit, Detroit has given up 9.3 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.48 hitters per nine. They are 22nd in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.46. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 877 base hits and 421 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 285 batters and struck out 706. 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 4.11.
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 13th in the league. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.12 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this game hitting .297 and his on-base percentage is at .351. He has 114 hits this season along with 77 runs scored and 57 runs batted in. He's struck out 73 times and has walked 26 times. Nick Castellanos is hitting .295 and he has an on-base percentage of .334. 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 91 times. The Tigers have 876 hits, including 146 doubles and 123 home runs. They've stolen 39 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. Detroit has walked 280 times this season and they've struck out 793 times as a unit. They've left 647 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 444 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this game with a 24-23 home mark and a 46-49 overall record. With an ERA of 3.18, Chris Sale has a 14-3 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 129 strikeouts over the 133 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 105 hits. He has allowed 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.71. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.56 and they have given up 262 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 256 times and walking 132 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.82 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.78 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 832 base knocks and 379 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 105 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 320 hitters and struck out 734. 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 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .255 average at home. The White Sox hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.49 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .302 and he has an OBP of .348. He has 100 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 .277 and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 103 hits so far while he's scored 44 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 806 base hits, including 156 doubles and 94 homers. They have 43 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Chicago as a team has walked 278 times this year and they have struck out 769 times. They've had 653 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They score 4.04 runs per game and have totaled 384 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 50-42-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 53-43-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 42-49-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 45-50-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/21/16 LF Tyler Collins Neck "?" Friday 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
07/21/16 2B Brett Lawrie Hamstring injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Detroit Tigers
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox
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