Sunday, July 24, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez vs. Jose Quintana
The Detroit Tigers head to U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday to take on the Chicago White Sox. The probable pitchers are Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers and Jose Quintana for the White Sox. The opening line for this game has Detroit at +135 and Chicago at -145. The over/under is 9.5. The Tigers have a 51-42-4 over/under mark and a 54-43-0 run line record, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The White Sox are 45-51-0 against the run line and have a 43-49-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this game with a 51-46 record, and they are 25-27 on the road. Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a 5-11 record with an ERA of 6.60 and a WHIP of 1.64. He has 81 strikeouts during his 88.2 innings pitched and he has given up 104 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.26. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have allowed 314 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the pen while they've been struck out 256 times and walked 99 times this year. As a unit, Detroit has given up 9.28 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.48 hitters per nine. They are 23rd in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.46. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 885 base hits and 425 earned runs. They have allowed 100 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 288 batters and struck out 713. 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 4.10.
As a team, Detroit is hitting .266, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .258 average on the road. The Tigers have a .433 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .326 which is good for 12th in the league. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.14 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this game hitting .296 and his on-base percentage is at .351. He has 115 hits this season along with 80 runs scored and 57 runs batted in. He's struck out 76 times and has walked 26 times. Nick Castellanos is hitting .298 and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 106 hits so far while scoring 47 runs and he's driven in 53. He has walked 22 times and has struck out 91 times. The Tigers have 887 hits, including 150 doubles and 123 home runs. They've stolen 40 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. Detroit has walked 288 times this season and they've struck out 804 times as a unit. They've left 660 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 451 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this game with a 24-24 home mark and a 46-50 overall record. With an ERA of 3.13, Jose Quintana has a 8-8 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 112 strikeouts over the 123.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 109 hits. He has allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.52. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 268 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 261 times and walking 136 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.82 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 843 base knocks and 386 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 328 hitters and struck out 745. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .254 average at home. The White Sox hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.49 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .304 and he has an OBP of .349. He has 102 hits this year along with 43 runs scored and 43 RBI. He's struck out 39 times and has walked on 25 occasions. Adam Eaton is hitting .275 and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 103 hits so far while he's scored 44 runs and drove in 30. He has earned a walk 38 times and has punched out 70 times. The White Sox as a unit have 814 base hits, including 158 doubles and 95 homers. They have 43 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Chicago as a team has walked 281 times this year and they have struck out 776 times. They've had 660 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They score 4.05 runs per game and have totaled 389 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 51-42-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 54-43-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 43-49-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 45-51-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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
07/23/16 2B Brett Lawrie Hamstring "?" Saturday 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)
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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