Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/17/2014
Friday, April 18, 8:05 PM on CSCh, KTXA
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Chicago - Paulino, F (0-1) vs. Texas - Perez, M (2-0)
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Felipe Paulino will be hoping to get his first win in four tries for the Chicago White Sox when he goes up against Martin Perez and the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
Felipe Paulino had his second straight rough start last Saturday against the Cleveland Indians when he went just five innings and gave up six hits and six earned runs while striking out three. The Indians were able to hit three home runs off of him in that outing, including back-to-back jacks in the fifth inning.
Considering Paulino has had problems giving up the long ball, he will not be looking forward to facing Prince Fielder, who has two home runs and five RBI against him in eight at-bats. Elvis Andrus is 2-for-4 against Paulino in his career with a home run.
Martin Perez has had a great start to the season and was able to get his second win on Sunday night when he went eight strong innings against the Houston Astros. Perez walked three and only struck out two, but he held the Astros to just five hits. His season ERA now sits at 2.70 and he has yet to give up a home run.
Outfielder Dayan Viciedo is the only White Sox hitter with any type of success against Perez, getting two hits and two RBI in three career plate appearances against him.
Chicago Betting Trends
Chicago is 7-6-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Chicago is -0.9
Texas Betting Trends
Texas is 5-10-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Texas is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
04/10/14 RF Avisail Garcia Shoulder 15-day DL (4/9); out for season
04/04/14 P Nate Jones Hip 15-day DL (4/4)
03/30/14 2B Gordon Beckham Oblique 15-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 2B Jeff Keppinger Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
04/13/14 3B Adrian Beltre Quad 15-day DL (4/9)
04/08/14 P Joe Saunders Ankle 15-day DL (4/5)
03/31/14 C Geovany Soto Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/31/14 P Matt Harrison Back 15-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Derek Holland Knee 60-day DL (3/3)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
Guy's Pick: Take Texas
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