Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon vs. Derek Holland
The Chicago White Sox visit Globe Life Park on Tuesday to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Carlos Rodon for the White Sox and Derek Holland for the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -103 and Texas at -107. The over/under was set at 9.5. The White Sox have a 11-18-3 over/under record and a 19-13-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Rangers are 18-14-0 against the run line and have a 15-16-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 22-10 record, including 12-5 on the road. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 4.36 and a WHIP of 1.39. He has 33 strikeouts over his 33 innings pitched and he has given up 32 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.01. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 1.82 and they have given up 61 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .192 against the bullpen while being struck out 81 times and walking 32 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 7.45 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.89 batters per nine. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.78. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 236 base hits and 88 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season and they allow 0.7 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 91 batters and struck out 250. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.15 and their FIP as a unit is 3.44.
As a team, Chicago is batting .246, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .255 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.16 hits per game. Adam Eaton comes into this game hitting .292 and his on-base percentage is at .381. He has 35 hits this season along with 13 runs scored and 8 runs batted in. He's struck out 15 times and has walked 14 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .305 and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 36 hits so far while scoring 16 runs and he's driven in 11. He has walked 14 times and has struck out 11 times. The White Sox have 261 hits, including 49 doubles and 29 home runs. They've stolen 12 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 8 times. Chicago has walked 110 times this season and they've struck out 233 times as a unit. They've left 225 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 131 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this matchup with a 10-5 home record and a 18-14 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.40, Derek Holland has a 3-2 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 31.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 33 hits. He has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.21. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 106 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 81 times and walking 37 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.58 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.94 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 272 base knocks and 124 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 41 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 115 hitters and struck out 220. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.73.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .271 average at home. The Rangers hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.62 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .275 and he has an OBP of .326. He has 33 hits this year along with 15 runs scored and 21 RBI. He's struck out 11 times and has walked on 9 occasions. Elvis Andrus is hitting .298 and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 31 hits so far while he's scored 11 runs and drove in 14. He has earned a walk 5 times and has punched out 13 times. The Rangers as a unit have 276 base hits, including 58 doubles and 31 homers. They have 16 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. Texas as a team has walked 81 times this year and they have struck out 228 times. They've had 196 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They score 4.47 runs per game and have totaled 143 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 11-18-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 19-13-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 15-16-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 18-14-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
05/06/16 P Jacob Petricka Hip 15-day DL (5/2)
04/27/16 C Kevan Smith Pelvis 15-day DL (4/24)
04/24/16 C Alex Avila Hamstring 15-day DL (4/24)
05/08/16 P AJ Griffin Shoulder 15-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Keone Kela Elbow 15-day DL (4/20)
04/11/16 C Robinson Chirinos Forearm 60-day DL (4/9)
04/10/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Calf 15-day DL (4/9)
04/10/16 P Tanner Schepper Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 RF Josh Hamilton Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Luke Jackson Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 P Yu Darvish Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox
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