Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Covey vs. Sam Gaviglio
Safeco Field is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Dylan Covey for the White Sox and Sam Gaviglio for the Mariners.
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Chicago opens at +145 while Seattle opens at -155. The White Sox have a 16-18-3 over/under record and a 20-17-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 19-21-0 against the run line and have a 21-19-0 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 16-18-3 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 20-17-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 21-19-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 19-21-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
05/15/17 C Geovany Soto Elbow 60-day DL (5/08)
05/04/17 P Nate Jones Elbow 10-day DL (5/1)
04/25/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 10-day DL (4/23)
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 60-day DL (3/30)
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
05/17/17 2B Robinson Cano Quad 10-day DL (5/13)
05/14/17 P Ryan Weber Bicep 10-day DL (5/14)
05/10/17 P Hisashi Iwakuma Shoulder 10-day DL (5/7)
05/06/17 P James Paxton Forearm 10-day DL (5/3)
04/30/17 P Evan Scribner Hip 60-day DL (4/26)
04/26/17 P Felix Hernandez Shoulder 10-day DL (4/26)
04/26/17 LF Mitch Haniger Oblique 10-day DL (4/26)
04/03/17 P Rob Whalen Calf 10-day DL (3/31)
04/03/17 P Shae Simmons Elbow 60-day DL (3/31)
04/03/17 SS Shawn O'Malley Appendix 60-day DL (3/31)
04/01/17 P Drew Smyly Arm 10-day DL (3/31)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 17-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dylan Covey has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 7.98 and a WHIP of 1.88. He has 20 strikeouts over his 29.1 innings pitched and he's given up 42 hits. He allows 12.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.47 and they have given up 79 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the bullpen and they've struck out 128 hitters and walked 40 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 274 base hits and 126 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 122 batters and struck out 277. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .237, good for 22nd in the league. The White Sox hold a .371 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 35 hits this season in 133 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .466 and an OPS+ of 123. Avisail Garcia is hitting .336 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 44 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 131 at bats. His OPS+ is 159 while his slugging percentage is at .542. The White Sox have 285 hits, including 46 doubles and 34 home runs. Chicago has walked 97 times so far this season and they have struck out 286 times as a unit. They have left 230 men on base and have a team OPS of .673. They score 4.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 149 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 18-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Sam Gaviglio has a 0-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 2 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.45 and they have given up 140 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 133 batters and walked 61 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 349 base knocks and 179 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 122 hitters and struck out 289 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 14th in the league. The Mariners hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .319 with an OBP of .406. He has 43 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 135 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .578 with an OPS+ of 173. Jean Segura is hitting .370 this season and he has an OBP of .409. He has collected 44 hits in 119 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 158 and a slugging percentage of .513. The Mariners as a unit have 345 base hits, including 74 doubles and 42 homers. Seattle has walked 150 times this year and they have struck out on 310 occasions. They have had 289 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.82 runs per game and totaled 188 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners -155
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