Chicago White Sox at Baltimore Orioles Expert MLB Picks 4/23/2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Andrew Cashner
The Chicago White Sox visit Oriole Park on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Ivan Nova for the White Sox and Andrew Cashner for the Orioles.
The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -127 and Baltimore at +117. The White Sox have a 12-8-0 over/under record and a 8-12-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 10-13-0 against the run line and have a 15-8-0 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 12-8-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 8-12-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 15-8-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 10-13-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
04/18/19 P Lucas Giolito Hamstring 10-day IL (04/18)
03/27/19 P Ian Hamilton Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 CF Jon Jay Hip 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Michael Kopech Arm is out indefinitely
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
04/21/19 LF Dwight Smith Jr. Leg left last game, is questionable Monday vs Chicago White Sox
04/12/19 P Richard Bleier Shoulder 10-day IL (04/10)
04/10/19 P Nate Karns Forearm 10-day IL (04/09)
03/28/19 C Austin Wynns Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 DH Mark Trumbo Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 8-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 6.23 and a WHIP of 1.43 this season. He has 14 strikeouts over his 21.2 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He's allowed 11.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.04 and they have given up 64 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 64 hitters and walked 35 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.54. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 164 base hits and 101 earned runs. They have allowed 26 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 80 batters and struck out 156. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.87.
As a team Chicago is hitting .248, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .422 with an on-base percentage of .439. He has 27 hits this season in 64 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .656 and an OPS+ of 195. Yoan Moncada is hitting .321 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 78 at bats. His OPS+ is 163 while his slugging percentage is at .628. The White Sox have 162 hits, including 32 doubles and 27 home runs. Chicago has walked 64 times so far this season and they have struck out 181 times as a unit. They have left 134 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 91 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 8-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.97, Andrew Cashner has a 3-1 record and a 1.54 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 25.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 27 hits. He's allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.55 and they have given up 116 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .286 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 92 batters and walked 48 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10.3 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 6.4. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 221 base knocks and 138 earned runs this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 80 hitters and struck out 162 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.55 while their FIP as a staff is 6.65.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 18th in the league. The Orioles hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Jonathan Villar comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .323. He has 23 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 90 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .411 with an OPS+ of 99. Trey Mancini is hitting .345 this season and he has an OBP of .402. He has collected 30 hits in 87 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 181 and a slugging percentage of .655. The Orioles as a unit have 181 base hits, including 35 doubles and 25 homers. Baltimore has walked 67 times this year and they have struck out on 183 occasions. They have had 139 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They have scored 4.55 runs per game and totaled 100 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles +117
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