White Sox at Brewers 3/10/2017 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 3/9/2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
Maryvale Baseball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Tommy Milone
The Chicago White Sox visit Maryvale Baseball Park on Friday, March 10, 2017 to play the Milwaukee Brewers in a Spring Training matchup. The probable starters are Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox and Tommy Milone for the Brewers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +110 and Milwaukee at -130. The White Sox had a 79-76-7 over/under record and a 83-79-0 run line mark last season, meaning they covered 51% of the time. The Brewers were 86-76-0 against the run line and had a 74-79-9 over/under record. They covered the spread 53% of the time.
The White Sox are coming off a 78-84 record in 2016, including 33-48 on the road. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez had a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 4.91 and a WHIP of 1.57. He had 42 strikeouts over his 44 innings pitched and he gave up 47 hits last season. He allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.92. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 3.68 and they gave up 444 base hits on the year. Teams hit .246 against the bullpen while being struck out 434 times and walking 222 times last season. As a team, Chicago allowed 8.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They were 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.10. The White Sox pitchers collectively gave up 1,422 base hits and 659 earned runs. They allowed 185 home runs last season and they allowed 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff walked 521 batters and struck out 1,270. They walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit was 4.28.
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As a team Chicago batted .257, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .254 average away from home. The White Sox held a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which was good for 20th in baseball. They ranked 11th in baseball with 8.81 hits per game. Melky Cabrera is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .296 with an on-base percentage of .345. He had 175 hits last season along with 70 runs scored and 86 runs batted in. He struck out 69 times and walked 47 times. Jose Abreu hit .293 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .353. He totaled 183 hits while scoring 67 runs and he drove in 100. He walked 47 times and struck out on 125 occasions. The White Sox had 1,428 hits, including 277 doubles and 168 home runs. They stole 77 bases and were thrown out stealing 36 times. Chicago walked 455 times last season and they struck out 1,285 times as a unit. They left 1,105 men on base and had a team OPS of .727. They scored 4.23 runs per contest and scored a total of 686 runs last year.
Milwaukee had a 41-40 home record and a 73-89 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 5.71, Tommy Milone had a 3-5 record and a 1.53 WHIP last season. He had 49 strikeouts over the 69.1 innings he pitched during which he gave up 84 hits. He allowed 10.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 5.54. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.61 and they gave up 528 base hits on the year. Teams hit .249 against the Brewers bullpen while being struck out 493 times and walking 210 times last season. As a team, Milwaukee allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.37 batters per nine innings. They were 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Brewers pitchers as a team surrendered 1,450 base knocks and 650 earned runs last season. They gave up 178 home runs last year and they gave up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a staff walked 532 hitters and struck out 1,175. They gave up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.38 while their FIP as a staff was 4.37.
As a team, they batted .244, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .245 average at home. The Brewers held a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which was good for 12th in baseball. They ranked 29th in baseball with 8.02 hits per contest. Ryan Braun comes into this matchup after batting .305 with an OBP of .365. He had 156 hits last year along with 80 runs scored and 91 RBI. He struck out 98 times and walked on 46 occasions. Jonathan Villar hit .285 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .369. He collected 168 hits while scoring 92 runs and driving in 63. He earned a walk 79 times and punched out 174 times. The Brewers as a unit had 1,299 base hits, including 249 doubles and 194 homers. They had 181 stolen bases and were thrown out 56 times. Milwaukee as a team walked 599 times last year and they struck out 1,543 times. They had 1,071 men left on base and had an OPS of .729. They scored 4.14 runs per game and totaled 671 runs last season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox were 79-76-7 against the over/under last season
The Chicago White Sox were 83-79-0 against the run line last season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers were 74-79-9 against the over/under last season
The Milwaukee Brewers were 86-76-0 against the run line last season
Injuries to Watch
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Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +110
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