The San Diego Padres will take the field against the Chicago White Sox (61-98) on Friday. The game begins at 7:40 PM ET on NBCS-CHI, with the Padres listed as -143 favorites on the moneyline.
Nick Martinez takes the mound for San Diego while Dylan Cease is Chicago’s starter for the contest.
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Padres and White Sox Betting Trends
The Padres have won 55.1% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (65-53).
San Diego has a 48-31 record (winning 60.8% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -143 or shorter.
This season, the White Sox have been the underdog 112 times and won 37, or 33%, of those games.
Chicago is 21-43 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +121 or more on the moneyline.
The Padres have played in 159 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 67 times (67-82-10).
Games involving the White Sox have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 70 of 157 chances this season.
Padres Stats & Insights
The Padres are the 14th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.7 runs per game (741 total).
San Diego is 13th in MLB action with 205 home runs. They average 1.3 per game.
The Padres’ .244 batting average ranks 19th in MLB.
San Diego strikes out 8.1 times per game to rank eighth in baseball.
The 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Padres pitching staff ranks 10th in the majors.
San Diego has a 3.83 team ERA that ranks fifth among all MLB pitching staffs.
White Sox Stats & Insights
The White Sox have scored 637 runs (just 4.0 per game) this season, which ranks 29th in MLB.
Chicago ranks 20th in Major League Baseball with 168 home runs.
The White Sox have a team batting average of .239 this season, which ranks 24th among MLB teams.
Chicago ranks 18th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.7 Ks per contest.
The White Sox have a 9.3 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, fifth-best in baseball.
Chicago has pitched to a 4.93 ERA this season, which ranks 26th in baseball.
Padres Key Players to Watch
Martinez (5-4) takes the mound for the Padres in his ninth start of the season. He has a 3.59 ERA in 105 1/3 innings pitched, with 98 strikeouts.
Juan Soto leads San Diego in home runs (35) and runs batted in (108) this season while batting .275.
Fernando Tatis Jr. has 149 hits and an OBP of .327 to go with a slugging percentage of .458 this season.
Xander Bogaerts’ batting average of .283 leads all San Diego hitters this season.
Manny Machado has 139 hits and an OBP of .320 to go with a slugging percentage of .465 this season.
White Sox Key Players to Watch
The White Sox’s Cease (7-8) will make his 33rd start of the season.
Andrew Vaughn has a team-high 80 runs batted in.
Andrew Benintendi is hitting .263 with 34 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 51 walks.
Eloy Jimenez is batting .274 with 23 doubles, 18 home runs and 29 walks.
Elvis Andrus is batting .252 with 20 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 25 walks.
Padres and White Sox Injuries
Padres: Jake Cronenworth: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Matt Carpenter: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Joe Musgrove: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Yu Darvish: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Steven Wilson: 15 Day IL (Hip), Drew Carlton: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tim Hill: 60 Day IL (Finger), Reiss Knehr: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Gary Sánchez: 60 Day IL (Wrist), Alek Jacob: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Drew Pomeranz: 60 Day IL (Elbow/flexor), Luis Campusano: day-to-day (Ankle)
White Sox: Luis Robert: 10 Day IL (Knee), Michael Kopech: 15 Day IL (Knee), Gregory Santos: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Jesse Scholtens: 15 Day IL (Calf), Jimmy Lambert: 60 Day IL (Ankle), Liam Hendriks: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Romy Gonzalez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Matt Foster: 60 Day IL (Forearm)