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MLB Pick: Larry Ness betting the Yankees -133 odds on June 28th 2017

New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox
MLB Betting Pick: Yankees -133 odds (June 28th 2017)
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The New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox square off on Wednesday in the rubber match of their three game set. The Yankees won 6-5 on Monday but fell 4-3 last night. New York had won six straight from June 9 through June 12 and held first place in the AL East at 38-23 but last night’s loss makes them just 3-11 since and the Yankees are now 41-34, a game behind the Red Sox in the division.The White Sox are 10 games under .500 on the season (33-43) and find themselves in last place in the AL Central, although they are just seven games out of first.

Masahiro Tanaka (5-7, 5.74 ERA) takes the mound for New York and he’ll be opposed by Chicago’s Carlos Rodon, who will be making his first start of the 2017 season for the White Sox. Tanaka is arguably coming off his best start of the season, as he shut out the Texas Rangers over eight innings on Friday while striking out nine. Tanaka has been wildly inconsistent in 2017, as he’s now allowed one or zero runs in five of his 15 starts but he’s also yielded at least five ERs six different times.

Carlos Rodon has been out all season due to left biceps bursitis and said prior to the Tuesday game, “It’s good to be back here with the boys. I know it’s a job, but it’s fun to be with my teammates.” Rodon got roughed up on a rehab assignment, posting a combined 10.06 ERA in one start for Class A Winston-Salem and three starts for Triple-A Charlotte.

It’s also hardly good news that in three career starts vs the Yanks, Rodon is 1-2 with a 9.64 ERA. Conversely, Tanaka is 3-0 with a 2.05 ERA and 25 strikeouts against the White Sox in four career starts (Yanks are 4-0). Throw in the fact that New York is 7-0 in Tanaka’s last seven starts against AL Central foes and the bet is on the Yankees.

Athletics vs. White Sox MLB Betting Pick from Will Rogers: June 23rd 2017

Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox
MLB Pick: White Sox -105 odds (June 23rd 2017)
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The set-up: The Oakland A’s swept a four-game series at home with the NY Yankees (last Thursday through Sunday) but followed that success by losing all four games of a home series with the Astros this week (Monday through Thursday). The A’s are 31-42 on the season and find themselves in the AL West basement, 18 1/2 games back of the Astros. They travel to Chicago to open a three-game series with the White Sox, who are kicking off a 10-game homestand. Chicago is likely happy to be back at Guaranteed Rate Field, after playing 15 of its last 19 games on the road. After all, the White Sox are 15-12 at home but just 17-27 on the road.

The pitching matchup: Jharel Cotton (4-7 & 5.40 ERA) will get the starts for Oakland and RH Mike Pelfrey (3-5 & 3.56 ERA) for Chicago. Cotton ended a five-start win-less drought his last time out, allowing three runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings of Sunday’s 4-3 win over the Yankees. He had gone 0-4 (A’s were 0-5) in his previous five starts, after opening the season a respectable 3-3. This marks Cotton’s first start against the White Sox. Pelfrey is coming off one of his better performances of 2017, matching his season high by going six innings and allowing only one run on four hits to win 5-2 on Saturday at Toronto. It marked only the second start of the year in which Pelfrey did not allow a walk and boosted his record to 3-1 over his last seven appearances (six starts / team is 4-2). However, Pelfrey has lost all four career starts against the Athletics, sporting a 7.97 ERA.

The pick: Pelfrey’s career record against Oakland offers some concern but as noted, he’s pitched very well his last six starts (7 ERs allowed over 31 IP for a 2.03 ERA). The White Sox have averaged 5.22 RPG at home and face an Oakland team which is 9-25 on the road, allowing 5.56 RPG. Take the home team.

MLB Pick: Who will win tonight’s Orioles vs. White Sox game against the spread?

Baltimore Orioles vs. Chicago White Sox
MLB Betting Pick: White Sox +105 odds (June 13th 2017)
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Probable Pitchers: Alec Asher vs. Derek Holland

U.S. Cellular Field is the site of the matchup between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Alec Asher for the Orioles and Derek Holland for the White Sox.

Baltimore opens at +100 while Chicago opens at -110. The Orioles have a 32-27-2 over/under record and a 28-33-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 32-29-0 against the run line and have a 29-29-3 over/under record.

Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 31-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alec Asher has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 4.35 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 34 strikeouts over his 41.1 innings pitched and he’s given up 40 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 235 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they’ve struck out 207 hitters and walked 87 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 596 base hits and 290 earned runs. They have allowed 84 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 228 batters and struck out 445. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.85.

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Hitting Statistics
As a team Baltimore is hitting .250, good for 13th in the league. The Orioles hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 61 hits this season in 217 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .521 and an OPS+ of 126. Mark Trumbo is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .318. He has totaled 62 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 242 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .397. The Orioles have 534 hits, including 101 doubles and 86 home runs. Baltimore has walked 160 times so far this season and they have struck out 547 times as a unit. They have left 406 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 268 runs this year.

Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 26-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.99, Derek Holland has a 4-6 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 56 strikeouts over the 67.2 innings he’s pitched. He’s also given up 68 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 215 batters and walked 74 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 486 base knocks and 252 earned runs this season. They have given up 80 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 211 hitters and struck out 465 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.60.

Hitting Statistics
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 11th in the league. The White Sox hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .336. He has 66 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 237 AB’s. He maintains a slugging percentage of .464 with an OPS+ of 117. Avisail Garcia is hitting .332 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 75 hits in 226 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 149 and a slugging percentage of .549. The White Sox as a unit have 533 base hits, including 88 doubles and 66 homers. Chicago has walked 152 times this year and they have struck out on 508 occasions. They have had 389 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.39 runs per game and totaled 268 runs this season.

Who will win tonight’s Orioles/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
DOC’S SPORTS Pick: Take the White Sox