Sunday, April 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez vs. Jordan Zimmermann
The Chicago White Sox visit Comerica Park on Sunday, April 30, 2017 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox and Jordan Zimmermann for the Tigers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +125 and Detroit at -135. The White Sox have a 8-12-1 over/under record and a 13-8-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 9-13-0 against the run line and have a 13-8-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 8-12-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 13-8-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 13-8-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 9-13-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
04/29/17 1B Jose Abreu Hip is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Detroit Tigers
04/25/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (3/30)
04/21/17 P James Shields Back 10-day DL (4/18)
04/06/17 P Jake Petricka Arm 10-day DL (4/5)
03/31/17 P Carlos Rodon Arm 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
04/23/17 CF JaCoby Jones Facial 10-day DL (4/23)
04/22/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Groin 10-day DL (4/22)
04/01/17 RF J.D. Martinez Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 12-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez has a 3-0 record with an earned run average of 2.00 and a WHIP of 1.07. He has 20 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he's given up 21 hits. He allows 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.83 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .182 against the bullpen and they've struck out 83 hitters and walked 21 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.93. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 148 base hits and 61 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 75 batters and struck out 177. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 4.09.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .239, good for 22nd in the league. The White Sox hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Matt Davidson is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 14 hits this season in 48 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .625 and an OPS+ of 171. Avisail Garcia is hitting .388 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .430. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 80 at bats. His OPS+ is 203 while his slugging percentage is at .638. The White Sox have 167 hits, including 36 doubles and 19 home runs. Chicago has walked 51 times so far this season and they have struck out 174 times as a unit. They have left 123 men on base and have a team OPS of .680. They score 4.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 89 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 11-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.35, Jordan Zimmermann has a 2-1 record and a 1.59 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 22.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 29 hits. He allows 11.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.30 and they have given up 84 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .293 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 69 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.28. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 209 base knocks and 113 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 89 hitters and struck out 167 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.55 while their FIP as a staff is 4.76.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 18th in the league. The Tigers hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Ian Kinsler comes into this matchup batting .221 with an OBP of .355. He has 17 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 77 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .364 with an OPS+ of 107. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .233 this season and he has an OBP of .296. He has collected 21 hits in 90 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .456. The Tigers as a unit have 178 base hits, including 35 doubles and 28 homers. Detroit has walked 83 times this year and they have struck out on 183 occasions. They have had 143 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.86 runs per game and totaled 107 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -135
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