Chicago White Sox at Baltimore Orioles 9/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields vs. Luis Ortiz
The Chicago White Sox visit Oriole Park on Friday, September 14, 2018 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are James Shields for the White Sox and Luis Ortiz for the Orioles.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -110 and Baltimore at +100. The White Sox have a 68-71-7 over/under record and a 77-69-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 59-86-0 against the run line and have a 66-74-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 68-71-7 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 77-69-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 66-74-5 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 59-86-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
09/09/18 P Michael Kopech Elbow 60-day DL (09/09)
08/21/18 CF Leury Garcia Ribs 10-day DL (08/21)
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (04/23)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
09/12/18 DH Mark Trumbo Knee 60-day DL (09/12)
09/12/18 P Pedro Araujo Elbow 60-day DL (09/12)
09/11/18 P Alex Cobb Blister left last game, is questionable for next start.
08/03/18 P Jhan Marinez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/03)
06/15/18 P Richard Bleier Shoulder 10-day DL (06/14)
05/02/18 SS Luis Sardinas Back 60-day DL (04/29)
04/25/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 57-89 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Shields has a 6-16 record with an earned run average of 4.58 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 142 strikeouts over his 186.2 innings pitched and he's given up 175 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 485 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 526 hitters and walked 220 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,253 base hits and 687 earned runs. They have allowed 178 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 583 batters and struck out 1,143. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.70.
As a team Chicago is hitting .243, good for 20th in the league. The White Sox hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .314. He has 133 hits this season in 536 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .377 and an OPS+ of 92. Tim Anderson is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .290. He has totaled 130 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 524 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .420. The White Sox have 1,208 hits, including 238 doubles and 165 home runs. Chicago has walked 382 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,412 times as a unit. They have left 931 men on base and have a team OPS of .709. They score 4.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 600 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 41-104 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.86 and they have given up 541 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 467 batters and walked 257 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.26. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,416 base knocks and 748 earned runs this season. They have given up 206 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 531 hitters and struck out 1,066 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.52 while their FIP as a staff is 4.97.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 26th in the league. The Orioles hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Trey Mancini comes into this matchup batting .239 with an OBP of .297. He has 123 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 515 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .406 with an OPS+ of 93. Adam Jones is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 149 hits in 521 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .428. The Orioles as a unit have 1,177 base hits, including 215 doubles and 173 homers. Baltimore has walked 376 times this year and they have struck out on 1,262 occasions. They have had 919 men left on base and have an OPS of .689. They have scored 3.83 runs per game and totaled 556 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles +100
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