Monday, May 9, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez vs. Colby Lewis
The Chicago White Sox visit Globe Life Park on Monday to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox and Colby Lewis for the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +103 and Texas at -113. The over/under was set at 9.5. The White Sox have a 11-17-3 over/under record and a 18-13-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The Rangers are 17-14-0 against the run line and have a 14-16-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
The White Sox head into this matchup with a 21-10 record, including 12-5 on the road. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 8.44 and a WHIP of 2.44. He has 6 strikeouts over his 5.1 innings pitched and he has given up 11 hits so far this season. He has allowed 18.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.39. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 1.86 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the bullpen while being struck out 77 times and walking 30 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 7.47 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.86 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 2.84. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 229 base hits and 87 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season and they allow 0.8 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 88 batters and struck out 241. 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 3.49.
As a team, Chicago is batting .248, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .255 average away from home. The White Sox hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.23 hits per game. Adam Eaton comes into this game hitting .297 and his on-base percentage is at .378. He has 35 hits this season along with 12 runs scored and 8 runs batted in. He's struck out 15 times and has walked 12 times. Melky Cabrera is hitting .316 and he has an on-base percentage of .391. 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 9 times. The White Sox have 255 hits, including 45 doubles and 29 home runs. They've stolen 11 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 8 times. Chicago has walked 108 times this season and they've struck out 224 times as a unit. They've left 220 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 128 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this matchup with a 10-5 home record and a 17-14 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.32, Colby Lewis has a 2-0 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 38 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 40 hits. He has allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.34. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 102 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 80 times and walking 37 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.66 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 266 base knocks and 121 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 110 hitters and struck out 212. 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 4.80.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .271 average at home. The Rangers hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.52 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .276 and he has an OBP of .323. He has 32 hits this year along with 14 runs scored and 20 RBI. He's struck out 10 times and has walked on 9 occasions. Elvis Andrus is hitting .290 and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 29 hits so far while he's scored 10 runs and drove in 14. He has earned a walk 5 times and has punched out 12 times. The Rangers as a unit have 264 base hits, including 57 doubles and 29 homers. They have 15 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 8 times. Texas as a team has walked 77 times this year and they have struck out 217 times. They've had 186 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They score 4.35 runs per game and have totaled 135 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 11-17-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 18-13-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 14-16-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 17-14-0 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)
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers
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