Saturday, April 23, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Colby Lewis vs. Carlos Rodon
The Texas Rangers visit U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Colby Lewis for the Rangers and Carlos Rodon for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +118 and Chicago at -128. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Rangers have a 10-6-0 over/under record and a 9-7-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The White Sox are 8-8-0 against the run line and have a 3-11-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Rangers head into this matchup with a 10-6 record, including 4-3 on the road. Starting pitcher Colby Lewis has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 4.00 and a WHIP of 1.44. He has 17 strikeouts over his 18 innings pitched and he has given up 20 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.75. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.59 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen while being struck out 42 times and walking 14 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.29 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.35 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Rangers pitchers have collectively given up 132 base hits and 63 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season and they allow 1.7 homers per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 55 batters and struck out 117. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 5.17.
As a team, Texas is batting .263, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .259 average away from home. The Rangers hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.75 hits per game. Adrian Beltre comes into this game hitting .333 and his on-base percentage is at .379. He has 20 hits this season along with 8 runs scored and 12 runs batted in. He's struck out 3 times and has walked 5 times. Elvis Andrus is hitting .354 and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 17 hits so far while scoring 7 runs and he's driven in 9. He has walked 4 times and has struck out 7 times. The Rangers have 140 hits, including 33 doubles and 13 home runs. They've stolen 6 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 5 times. Texas has walked 44 times this season and they've struck out 127 times as a unit. They've left 100 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 77 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this matchup with a 3-3 home record and a 10-6 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.73, Carlos Rodon has a 1-2 record and a 1.80 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 13.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 16 hits. He has allowed 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.86. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 1.62 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .181 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 35 times and walking 12 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 6.64 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.34 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.49. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 104 base knocks and 39 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year and they give up 0.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 40 hitters and struck out 115. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.02 while their FIP as a staff is 3.00.
As a team, they are batting .218, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .194 average at home. The White Sox hold a .341 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .275 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.12 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .190 and he has an OBP of .284. He has 11 hits this year along with 5 runs scored and 6 RBI. He's struck out 18 times and has walked on 5 occasions. Adam Eaton is hitting .305 and he has an OBP of .349. 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 9 times. The White Sox as a unit have 114 base hits, including 18 doubles and 14 homers. They have 5 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 5 times. Chicago as a team has walked 36 times this year and they have struck out 120 times. They've had 100 men left on base and have an OPS of .616. They score 3 runs per game and have totaled 48 runs so far this season.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 10-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 9-7-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 3-11-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 8-8-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/21/16 P Keone Kela Elbow 15-day DL
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
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers
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