Wednesday, May 31, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Pomeranz vs. Mike Pelfrey
The Boston Red Sox visit U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox and Mike Pelfrey for the White Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has Boston at -143 and Chicago at +133. The Red Sox have a 23-25-2 over/under record and a 25-25-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 30-20-0 against the run line and have a 23-24-3 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 23-25-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 25-25-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 23-24-3 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 30-20-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/29/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Wrist expected to miss Tuesday & Wednesday vs. Chicago White Sox
05/28/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (05/04)
05/28/17 LF Brock Holt Vertigo 10-day DL (04/21)
05/28/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 3B Pablo Sandoval Knee 10-day DL (04/24)
05/28/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 10-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 P Steven Wright Knee 60-day DL (04/30)
05/28/17 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 60-day DL (04/01)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
05/28/17 3B Tyler Saladino Back 10-day DL (05/27)
05/26/17 P Dylan Covey Oblique 10-day DL (05/26)
05/15/17 C Geovany Soto Elbow 60-day DL (05/08)
05/04/17 P Nate Jones Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/25/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (03/30)
04/21/17 P James Shields Back 10-day DL (04/18)
04/06/17 P Jake Petricka Back 10-day DL (04/05)
03/31/17 P Carlos Rodon Bicep 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 27-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 4.70 and a WHIP of 1.39. He has 56 strikeouts over his 44 innings pitched and he's given up 44 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.17 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 159 hitters and walked 49 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 423 base hits and 191 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 129 batters and struck out 479. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.56.
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As a team Boston is hitting .268, good for 3rd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Mitch Moreland is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 46 hits this season in 170 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .453 and an OPS+ of 117. Mookie Betts is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 190 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .479. The Red Sox have 455 hits, including 93 doubles and 42 home runs. Boston has walked 183 times so far this season and they have struck out 332 times as a unit. They have left 353 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 235 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 24-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.41, Mike Pelfrey has a 2-4 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 34.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 31 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.46 and they have given up 105 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .187 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 175 batters and walked 57 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 377 base knocks and 180 earned runs this season. They have given up 58 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 171 hitters and struck out 390 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Avisail Garcia comes into this matchup batting .326 with an OBP of .371. He has 59 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 181 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .547 with an OPS+ of 151. Jose Abreu is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 58 hits in 196 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .515. The White Sox as a unit have 427 base hits, including 66 doubles and 58 homers. Chicago has walked 131 times this year and they have struck out on 403 occasions. They have had 314 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 230 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +133
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