Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers 8/15/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez vs. Alex Wood
Dodger Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox and Alex Wood for the Dodgers.
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Chicago opens at +315 while Los Angeles opens at -360. The White Sox have a 55-55-5 over/under record and a 60-55-0 run line mark. The Dodgers are 58-61-0 against the run line and have a 48-62-9 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 55-55-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 60-55-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 48-62-9 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 58-61-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
08/08/17 3B Matt Davidson Wrist 10-day DL (08/04)
08/01/17 LF Willy Garcia Concussion 10-day DL (08/01)
06/28/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
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 Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
07/28/17 P Grant Dayton Neck 10-day DL (07/28)
07/23/17 P Clayton Kershaw Back 10-day DL (07/24)
07/23/17 P Brandon McCarthy Finger 10-day DL (07/21)
06/25/17 LF Franklin Gutierrez Back 60-day DL (06/25)
06/13/17 1B Adrian Gonzalez Back 60-day DL (06/12)
06/05/17 P Adam Liberatore Forearm 10-day DL (05/31)
05/27/17 P Scott Kazmir Hip 60-day DL (03/30)
05/27/17 CF Andrew Toles ACL 60-day DL (05/10)
05/09/17 RF Andre Ethier Back 60-day DL (03/30)
04/19/17 1B Rob Segedin Toe 60-day DL (04/19)
03/31/17 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (02/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 45-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez has a 6-10 record with an earned run average of 4.85 and a WHIP of 1.49. He has 61 strikeouts over his 107.2 innings pitched and he's given up 122 hits. He allows 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 354 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 399 hitters and walked 168 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,008 base hits and 527 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 443 batters and struck out 882. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 5.08.
As a team Chicago is hitting .256, good for 14th in the league. The White Sox hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 133 hits this season in 456 at bats with 71 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .513 and an OPS+ of 128. Tim Anderson is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .262. He has totaled 100 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 414 at bats. His OPS+ is 73 while his slugging percentage is at .386. The White Sox have 1,004 hits, including 183 doubles and 128 home runs. Chicago has walked 285 times so far this season and they have struck out 980 times as a unit. They have left 749 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 499 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 83-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.37, Alex Wood has a 14-1 record and a 1.02 WHIP. He has 116 strikeouts over the 110.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 83 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.02 and they have given up 304 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 436 batters and walked 115 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.12. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 864 base knocks and 363 earned runs this season. They have given up 122 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 305 hitters and struck out 1,112 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.12 while their FIP as a staff is 3.48.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 13th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .398. He has 125 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 407 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .518 with an OPS+ of 139. Cody Bellinger is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 99 hits in 361 at bats while driving in 79 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .620. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,006 base hits, including 229 doubles and 172 homers. Los Angeles has walked 475 times this year and they have struck out on 1,006 occasions. They have had 817 men left on base and have an OPS of .797. They have scored 5.11 runs per game and totaled 598 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers -360
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