Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs 5/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields vs. Jon Lester
The Chicago White Sox visit Wrigley Field on Saturday, May 12, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are James Shields for the White Sox and Jon Lester for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +242 and Chicago at -265. The White Sox have a 17-15-2 over/under record and a 18-16-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 17-17-0 against the run line and have a 14-19-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 17-15-2 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 18-16-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 14-19-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 17-17-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
05/09/18 LF Nicky Delmonico Quad is "?" Friday vs Chicago Cubs
05/06/18 3B Yoan Moncada Hamstring 10-day DL (05/05)
04/26/18 RF Avisail Garcia Hamstring 10-day DL (04/24)
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (04/23)
03/29/18 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Kevan Smith Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
05/08/18 RF Jason Heyward Concussion 7-day DL (05/08)
05/07/18 P Yu Darvish Virus 10-day DL (05/05)
04/21/18 P Eddie Butler Groin 10-day DL (04/20)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 9-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Shields has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 5.14 and a WHIP of 1.33 this season. He has 24 strikeouts over his 42 innings pitched and he's given up 37 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 140 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .281 against the bullpen and they've struck out 127 hitters and walked 59 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.25. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 314 base hits and 178 earned runs. They have allowed 39 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 153 batters and struck out 242. They have walked 4.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.53 and their FIP as a unit is 4.91.
As a team Chicago is hitting .245, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 35 hits this season in 129 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .488 and an OPS+ of 125. Tim Anderson is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .297. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 130 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .462. The White Sox have 287 hits, including 54 doubles and 44 home runs. Chicago has walked 95 times so far this season and they have struck out 320 times as a unit. They have left 225 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 136 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 19-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.82, Jon Lester has a 2-1 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 31 strikeouts over the 38.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 34 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.71 and they have given up 98 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 127 batters and walked 59 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 263 base knocks and 119 earned runs this season. They have given up 35 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 146 hitters and struck out 294 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 10th in the league. The Cubs hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Kyle Schwarber comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .372. He has 26 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 97 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .546 with an OPS+ of 146. Kris Bryant is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .417. He has collected 33 hits in 113 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 169 and a slugging percentage of .584. The Cubs as a unit have 308 base hits, including 66 doubles and 39 homers. Chicago has walked 109 times this year and they have struck out on 287 occasions. They have had 255 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 5.24 runs per game and totaled 178 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -265
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