Friday, April 22, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Martin Perez vs. Jose Quintana
The Texas Rangers visit U.S. Cellular Field on Friday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Martin Perez for the Rangers and Jose Quintana for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +130 and Chicago at -140. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Rangers have a 9-6-0 over/under record and a 8-7-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The White Sox are 8-7-0 against the run line and have a 3-10-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Rangers head into this matchup with a 9-6 record, including 4-3 on the road. Starting pitcher Martin Perez has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 3.44 and a WHIP of 1.42. He has 9 strikeouts over his 18.1 innings pitched and he has given up 15 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.6. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.56 and they have given up 48 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen while being struck out 39 times and walking 14 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.37 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.24 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Rangers pitchers have collectively given up 125 base hits and 59 earned runs. They have allowed 25 home runs this season and they allow 1.7 homers per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 53 batters and struck out 108. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 5.21.
As a team, Texas is batting .253, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .259 average away from home. The Rangers hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.4 hits per game. Adrian Beltre comes into this game hitting .304 and his on-base percentage is at .355. He has 17 hits this season along with 6 runs scored and 11 runs batted in. He's struck out 3 times and has walked 5 times. Elvis Andrus is hitting .364 and he has an on-base percentage of .408. He has totaled 16 hits so far while scoring 7 runs and he's driven in 8. He has walked 4 times and has struck out 5 times. The Rangers have 126 hits, including 31 doubles and 11 home runs. They've stolen 6 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 5 times. Texas has walked 43 times this season and they've struck out 119 times as a unit. They've left 94 men on base and have a team OPS of .699. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 70 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a 3-2 home record and a 10-5 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.55, Jose Quintana has a 1-1 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 17.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 18 hits. He has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.51. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 1.52 and they have given up 27 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .185 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 35 times and walking 10 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 6.68 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.45. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 98 base knocks and 36 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year and they give up 0.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 33 hitters and struck out 113. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 0.99 while their FIP as a staff is 2.78.
As a team, they are batting .222, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .200 average at home. The White Sox hold a .337 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .276 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 7.27 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .204 and he has an OBP of .302. He has 11 hits this year along with 5 runs scored and 6 RBI. He's struck out 16 times and has walked on 5 occasions. Adam Eaton is hitting .327 and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 18 hits so far while he's scored 4 runs and drove in 1. He has earned a walk 3 times and has punched out 8 times. The White Sox as a unit have 109 base hits, including 17 doubles and 12 homers. They have 5 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 3 times. Chicago as a team has walked 32 times this year and they have struck out 115 times. They've had 95 men left on base and have an OPS of .613. They score 3.07 runs per game and have totaled 46 runs so far this season.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 9-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 8-7-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 3-10-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 8-7-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Luke Jackson Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 C Chris Gimenez Ankle 15-day DL (3/27)
04/03/16 P Yu Darvish Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
Chicago White Sox
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers
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