Chicago White Sox at Cincinnati Reds 7/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 2, 2018
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields vs. Luis Castillo
The Chicago White Sox head to Great American Ball Park on Monday, July 2, 2018 to take on the Cincinnati Reds. The expected starting pitchers are James Shields for the White Sox and Luis Castillo for the Reds.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +155 and Cincinnati at -165. The White Sox have a 36-41-5 over/under mark and a 43-39-0 run line record. The Reds are 47-36-0 against the run line and have a 40-38-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 36-41-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 43-39-0 against the run line
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 40-38-5 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Reds are 47-36-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
06/14/18 P Nate Jones Arm 10-day DL (06/14)
05/23/18 C Welington Castillo Suspension 80-game Suspension (05/23)
05/21/18 LF Nicky Delmonico Hand 10-day DL (05/19)
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 Cincinnati Reds Injuries
06/02/18 P Homer Bailey Knee 10-day DL (05/30)
03/26/18 P Rookie Davis Hip 60-day DL (03/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 28-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Shields has a 3-9 record with an earned run average of 4.29 and a WHIP of 1.24 this year. He has 73 strikeouts over his 107 innings pitched and he's given up 92 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 280 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 291 hitters and walked 127 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 708 base hits and 383 earned runs. They have allowed 96 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 341 batters and struck out 598. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Chicago is hitting .241, good for 17th in the league. The White Sox hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 78 hits this season in 300 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .410 and an OPS+ of 99. Jose Abreu is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 85 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 318 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .465. The White Sox have 672 hits, including 129 doubles and 84 home runs. Chicago has walked 212 times so far this season and they have struck out 780 times as a unit. They have left 536 men on base and have a team OPS of .697. They score 3.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 316 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 35-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.85, Luis Castillo has a 5-8 record and a 1.41 WHIP this season. He has 85 strikeouts over the 87.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 91 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 291 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 281 batters and walked 135 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 753 base knocks and 388 earned runs this season. They have given up 115 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 306 hitters and struck out 640 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.68.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Reds hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Joey Votto comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .429. He has 86 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 290 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .448 with an OPS+ of 139. Scooter Gennett is hitting .332 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 101 hits in 304 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .526. The Reds as a unit have 736 base hits, including 130 doubles and 87 homers. Cincinnati has walked 319 times this year and they have struck out on 684 occasions. They have had 637 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 379 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +155
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