Saturday, May 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Pelfrey vs. Yovani Gallardo
Safeco Field is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Pelfrey for the White Sox and Yovani Gallardo for the Mariners.
Chicago opens at -104 while Seattle opens at -106. The White Sox have a 18-18-3 over/under record and a 21-18-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 20-22-0 against the run line and have a 22-20-0 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 18-18-3 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 21-18-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 22-20-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 20-22-0 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 17-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey has a 0-4 record with an earned run average of 5.70 and a WHIP of 1.39. He has 8 strikeouts over his 23.2 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.81 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the bullpen and they've struck out 133 hitters and walked 43 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 308 base hits and 148 earned runs. They have allowed 48 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 139 batters and struck out 292. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.46.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .242, good for 18th in the league. The White Sox hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 38 hits this season in 147 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .463 and an OPS+ of 117. Avisail Garcia is hitting .352 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 145 at bats. His OPS+ is 166 while his slugging percentage is at .566. The White Sox have 320 hits, including 53 doubles and 40 home runs. Chicago has walked 102 times so far this season and they have struck out 311 times as a unit. They have left 250 men on base and have a team OPS of .690. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 167 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 20-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.53, Yovani Gallardo has a 2-3 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 32 strikeouts over the 45.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 46 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.49 and they have given up 146 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 139 batters and walked 61 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 371 base knocks and 192 earned runs this season. They have given up 60 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 131 hitters and struck out 315 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.60.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 12th in the league. The Mariners hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Nelson Cruz comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .401. He has 46 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 145 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .579 with an OPS+ of 169. Jean Segura is hitting .359 this season and he has an OBP of .404. He has collected 47 hits in 131 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 153 and a slugging percentage of .511. The Mariners as a unit have 368 base hits, including 74 doubles and 46 homers. Seattle has walked 160 times this year and they have struck out on 330 occasions. They have had 307 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 4.83 runs per game and totaled 203 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Mariners -106
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