Chicago White Sox at Seattle Mariners 7/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields vs. Wade LeBlanc
The Chicago White Sox head to Safeco Field on Friday, July 20, 2018 to take on the Seattle Mariners. The expected starting pitchers are James Shields for the White Sox and Wade LeBlanc for the Mariners.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +196 and Seattle at -212. The White Sox have a 44-46-5 over/under mark and a 50-45-0 run line record. The Mariners are 49-48-0 against the run line and have a 47-48-2 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 44-46-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 50-45-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 47-48-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 49-48-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
07/10/18 RF Avisail Garcia Hamstring 10-day DL (07/09)
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 Seattle Mariners Injuries
07/13/18 P James Paxton Back 10-day DL (07/13)
07/11/18 P Felix Hernandez Back 10-day DL (07/07)
07/06/18 C Mike Zunino Ankle 10-day DL (07/05)
06/09/18 P Dan Altavilla Elbow 10-day DL (06/07)
05/13/18 2B Robinson Cano Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 8/14 vs Oakland Athletics)
05/03/18 RF Ichiro Suzuki Retired is out for season
05/01/18 P Erasmo Ramirez Arm 10-day DL (05/01)
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 33-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Shields has a 4-10 record with an earned run average of 4.43 and a WHIP of 1.27 this year. He has 92 strikeouts over his 126 innings pitched and he's given up 111 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 323 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 336 hitters and walked 152 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 827 base hits and 458 earned runs. They have allowed 110 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 402 batters and struck out 709. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.77.
As a team Chicago is hitting .244, good for 18th in the league. The White Sox hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 90 hits this season in 352 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .403 and an OPS+ of 97. Jose Abreu is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 92 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 363 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .441. The White Sox have 790 hits, including 153 doubles and 101 home runs. Chicago has walked 242 times so far this season and they have struck out 904 times as a unit. They have left 612 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 4.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 384 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 58-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.63, Wade LeBlanc has a 5-1 record and a 1.16 WHIP this season. He has 66 strikeouts over the 89.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 86 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 282 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 327 batters and walked 99 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 828 base knocks and 391 earned runs this season. They have given up 113 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 241 hitters and struck out 812 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.96.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Mariners hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Dee Gordon comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .301. He has 102 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 361 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .346 with an OPS+ of 82. Jean Segura is hitting .323 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 120 hits in 371 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .458. The Mariners as a unit have 849 base hits, including 155 doubles and 110 homers. Seattle has walked 258 times this year and they have struck out on 751 occasions. They have had 652 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 412 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox +196
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