Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs 7/25/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon vs. John Lackey
The Chicago White Sox head to Wrigley Field on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Carlos Rodon for the White Sox and John Lackey for the Cubs.
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The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +194 and Chicago at -210. The White Sox have a 47-45-3 over/under mark and a 50-45-0 run line record. The Cubs are 39-58-0 against the run line and have a 46-48-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 47-45-3 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 50-45-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 46-48-3 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 39-58-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
07/23/17 LF Melky Cabrera Foot left last game, "?" Monday vs. Chicago Cubs
06/28/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
06/19/17 CF Leury Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/16)
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)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
07/23/17 P Kyle Hendricks Hand expected to start Monday vs. Chicago White Sox
06/09/17 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (05/07)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 38-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 5.75 and a WHIP of 1.62. He has 20 strikeouts over his 20.1 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 288 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 344 hitters and walked 129 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 813 base hits and 427 earned runs. They have allowed 139 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 355 batters and struck out 734. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.96.
As a team Chicago is hitting .257, good for 13th in the league. The White Sox hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 111 hits this season in 375 at bats with 60 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .509 and an OPS+ of 130. Avisail Garcia is hitting .311 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 54 men in 331 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .498. The White Sox have 833 hits, including 147 doubles and 105 home runs. Chicago has walked 238 times so far this season and they have struck out 780 times as a unit. They have left 608 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 421 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 51-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.04, John Lackey has a 6-9 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 87 strikeouts over the 103.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 106 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 268 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 367 batters and walked 156 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 775 base knocks and 390 earned runs this season. They have given up 116 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 341 hitters and struck out 843 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 24th in the league. The Cubs hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Javier Baez comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .308. He has 73 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 269 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .476 with an OPS+ of 101. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .251 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 89 hits in 354 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .503. The Cubs as a unit have 801 base hits, including 169 doubles and 136 homers. Chicago has walked 359 times this year and they have struck out on 807 occasions. They have had 670 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 455 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -210
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