New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox 8/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Severino vs. Lucas Giolito
The New York Yankees head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Luis Severino for the Yankees and Lucas Giolito for the White Sox.
The odds for this matchup have New York at -280 and Chicago at +255. The Yankees have a 50-55-6 over/under mark and a 58-53-0 run line record. The White Sox are 58-54-0 against the run line and have a 53-54-5 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 50-55-6 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 58-53-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 53-54-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 58-54-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
08/02/18 P J.A. Happ Illness 10-day DL (07/30); expected to be activated and start Thursday vs Texas Rangers
07/26/18 RF Aaron Judge Wrist 10-day DL (07/26)
07/24/18 C Gary Sanchez Groin 10-day DL (07/24)
07/07/18 P Jonathan Loaisiga Shoulder 10-day DL (07/07)
06/10/18 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow is out for season
05/02/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
08/07/18 CF Leury Garcia Hamstring 10-day DL (08/06)
06/14/18 P Nate Jones Arm 10-day DL (06/14)
05/23/18 C Welington Castillo Suspension 80-game Suspension (05/23)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 69-42 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Severino has a 14-5 record with an earned run average of 3.08 and a WHIP of 1.11 this year. He has 159 strikeouts over his 143.1 innings pitched and he's given up 123 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.12 and they have given up 307 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 506 hitters and walked 144 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 856 base hits and 408 earned runs. They have allowed 124 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 340 batters and struck out 1,102. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.71.
As a team New York is hitting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Yankees hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Didi Gregorius is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 110 hits this season in 411 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .482 and an OPS+ of 116. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 120 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 431 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .508. The Yankees have 962 hits, including 201 doubles and 177 home runs. New York has walked 417 times so far this season and they have struck out 987 times as a unit. They have left 774 men on base and have a team OPS of .784. They score 5.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 571 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 41-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.97, Lucas Giolito has a 7-8 record and a 1.49 WHIP this season. He has 77 strikeouts over the 120.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 112 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 376 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 388 batters and walked 172 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 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 4.97. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 970 base knocks and 546 earned runs this season. They have given up 135 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 468 hitters and struck out 840 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.82.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 21st 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 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .328. He has 114 hits this year along with 63 RBI in 427 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .480 with an OPS+ of 121. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .245 this season and he has an OBP of .303. He has collected 101 hits in 413 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .385. The White Sox as a unit have 921 base hits, including 181 doubles and 125 homers. Chicago has walked 294 times this year and they have struck out on 1,068 occasions. They have had 710 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.07 runs per game and totaled 456 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees -280
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