San Francisco Giants at Chicago White Sox 9/9/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 9, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. James Shields
U.S. Cellular Field is the site of the matchup between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and James Shields for the White Sox.
San Francisco opens at -164 while Chicago opens at +154. The Giants have a 66-65-11 over/under record and a 60-82-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 71-68-0 against the run line and have a 65-69-5 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 66-65-11 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 60-82-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 65-69-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 71-68-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
09/07/17 C Buster Posey Hand "?" Friday vs. Chicago White Sox
08/12/17 3B Miguel Gomez Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
08/05/17 1B Brandon Belt Concussion 10-day DL (08/05)
07/02/17 3B Christian Arroyo Finger 60-day DL (07/02)
06/09/17 LF Michael Morse Concussion 10-day DL (06/08)
04/03/17 P Will Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
09/07/17 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder "?" for next start
09/07/17 P Jake Petricka Elbow 10-day DL (09/05)
09/04/17 P James Shields Knee left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
09/02/17 CF Leury Garcia Thumb 10-day DL (09/02)
08/01/17 LF Willy Garcia Concussion 10-day DL (08/01)
06/28/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
05/15/17 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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Giants have a 55-87 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 9-12 record with an earned run average of 4.31 and a WHIP of 1.14. He has 184 strikeouts over his 183.2 innings pitched and he's given up 182 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 436 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 397 hitters and walked 191 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 1,350 base hits and 647 earned runs. They have allowed 159 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 434 batters and struck out 1,080. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .248, good for 24th in the league. The Giants hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Joe Panik is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 127 hits this season in 445 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .427 and an OPS+ of 103. Denard Span is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 438 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .422. The Giants have 1,215 hits, including 261 doubles and 112 home runs. San Francisco has walked 415 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,047 times as a unit. They have left 970 men on base and have a team OPS of .689. They score 3.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 563 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 54-85 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.72, James Shields has a 2-6 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He has 78 strikeouts over the 91.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 95 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 438 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 453 batters and walked 213 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.88. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,215 base knocks and 662 earned runs this season. They have given up 215 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 553 hitters and struck out 1,050 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 5.21.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 18th in the league. The White Sox hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .348. He has 159 hits this year along with 84 RBI in 538 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .533 with an OPS+ of 133. Tim Anderson is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .268. He has collected 122 hits in 493 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 77 and a slugging percentage of .398. The White Sox as a unit have 1,192 base hits, including 219 doubles and 159 homers. Chicago has walked 347 times this year and they have struck out on 1,195 occasions. They have had 896 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 589 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +154
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