Chicago White Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles - 7/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (42-37) at Chicago White Sox (34-42)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 3, 2015 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
U Jimenez (7-3) (3.09) vs. J Danks (3-8) (5.15)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +127 / Baltimore Orioles -137 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Chicago, MASN2
The Chicago White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles face off on Friday at US Cellular Field for game one of their MLB series.
The Chicago White Sox are one of the more disappointing teams in baseball this season sitting in last place in the American League Central. The White Sox are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 18-15 at home this season, and they are 10.5 games behind the Royals in the AL Central. As a team the White Sox are hitting .241 with Jose Abreu hitting .291, Avisail Garcia hitting .273, and Adam Eaton hitting .251. The White Sox pitching staff has an ERA of 4.13 with starters at 4.23 and the bullpen at 3.91. For game one against the Orioles the White Sox start John Danks who has allowed 97 hits and 48 earned runs while striking out 55 over 80.1 innings for a 3-8 record and a 5.38 ERA.
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The Baltimore Orioles are on top of the pack in the American League East but it is the tight race of any division in baseball. The Orioles are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 16-21 on the road, and they are five games over .500. As a team the Orioles are hitting .261 with Jimmy Paredes hitting .319, Manny Machado hitting .303, and Adam Jones hitting .295. The Orioles pitching staff has an ERA of 3.77 with the starters at 4.29 and the bullpen at 2.82. For Friday’s game the Orioles start Ubaldo Jimenez who has allowed 81 hits and 30 earned runs while striking out 89 over 87.1 innings for a 7-3 record and a 3.09 ERA.
Chicago is 6-2 against a right-handed starter, 0-4 against the AL East, and 3-10 in Danks’ last 13 starts against a team with a winning record. Baltimore is 4-1 in their last five road games, 13-3 against a team with a losing record, and 4-0 in Jimenez’s last four starts. Baltimore is 6-1 in their last seven meetings in Chicago.
The White Sox have really struggled but at home they have a winning record and I look for them to start to put it together for a second half run.