New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox Expert MLB Picks 6/16/2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: James Paxton vs. Odrisamer Despaigne
Guaranteed Rate Field is the venue where Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox (34-34, 3rd in AL Central) will take on the New York Yankees (41-27, 2nd in AL East) on Sunday. The Yankees open this matchup at -190 while the White Sox are coming in at +178. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Yankees have been a strong pick for baseball bettors, having gone 41-27-0 SU. The White Sox cover 50.0% of the time, going 34-34-0 straight up. The Yankees have been a strong pick for baseball bettors as a favorite, going 35-19-0 SU. Chicago covers 42.5% of the time as an underdog, having gone 20-27-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been a bad Under play for O/U bettors, having gone 36-29-3.
New York covers 57.6% of the time away from home, having gone 19-14-0 straight up.
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox cover 57.1% of the time at Guaranteed Rate Field, going 20-15-0 SU.
The White Sox have been a dicey Over play for O/U bettors, having gone 32-35-1.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
6/14/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/13/2019 Kendrys Morales DH Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
6/13/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/12/2019 Aaron Judge RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
6/11/2019 Dellin Betances RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/9/2019 Domingo German SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/7/2019 Troy Tulowitzki SS Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 24
6/3/2019 Ben Heller RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
6/3/2019 Jonathan Loaisiga SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/3/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/3/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Out for the season
5/5/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
3/23/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
6/14/2019 Jon Jay LF Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/13/2019 Yoan Moncada 3B Back Probable for Jun 15
6/10/2019 Jace Fry RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/9/2019 Dylan Covey SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
6/7/2019 Carlos Rodon SP Elbow Out for the season
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
3/11/2019 Michael Kopech SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 41-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Paxton has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 4.04 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 64 strikeouts over his 49 innings pitched and he's given up 43 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 222 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 285 hitters and walked 104 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 551 base hits and 275 earned runs. They have allowed 100 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 211 batters and struck out 626. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team New York is hitting .257, good for 9th in the league. The Yankees hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Luke Voit is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .383. He has 65 hits this season in 246 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .512 and an OPS+ of 137. Gleyber Torres is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 33 men in 239 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .515. The Yankees have 590 hits, including 101 doubles and 108 home runs. New York has walked 247 times so far this season and they have struck out 593 times as a unit. They have left 444 men on base and have a team OPS of .779. They score 5.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 361 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 34-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Odrisamer Despaigne has a 0-1 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 2 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 7 hits. He's allowing 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 201 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 211 batters and walked 106 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 581 base knocks and 316 earned runs this season. They have given up 95 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 252 hitters and struck out 537 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.84.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 14th in the league. The White Sox hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .301. He has 69 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 269 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .506 with an OPS+ of 112. Tim Anderson is hitting .319 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 74 hits in 232 at bats while driving in 32 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .496. The White Sox as a unit have 576 base hits, including 105 doubles and 78 homers. Chicago has walked 176 times this year and they have struck out on 625 occasions. They have had 448 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.34 runs per game and totaled 295 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +178
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