Sunday, April 24, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Mat Latos
The Texas Rangers visit U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Derek Holland for the Rangers and Mat Latos for the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +126 and Chicago at -136. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Rangers have a 10-7-0 over/under record and a 9-8-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The White Sox are 9-8-0 against the run line and have a 3-12-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Rangers head into this matchup with a 10-7 record, including 4-4 on the road. Starting pitcher Derek Holland has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 2.70 and a WHIP of 1.08. He has 14 strikeouts over his 16.2 innings pitched and he has given up 13 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.03. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.33 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen while being struck out 44 times and walking 16 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.27 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Rangers pitchers have collectively given up 139 base hits and 68 earned runs. They have allowed 27 home runs this season and they allow 1.6 homers per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 59 batters and struck out 121. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 5.08.
As a team, Texas is batting .258, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Rangers hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.53 hits per game. Adrian Beltre comes into this game hitting .344 and his on-base percentage is at .386. He has 22 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 .327 and he has an on-base percentage of .368. 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 8 times. The Rangers have 145 hits, including 34 doubles and 13 home runs. They've stolen 6 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. Texas has walked 46 times this season and they've struck out 133 times as a unit. They've left 104 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. 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 4-3 home record and a 11-6 overall mark. With an earned run average of 0.49, Mat Latos has a 3-0 record and a 0.60 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 18.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 6 hits. He has allowed 2.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.81. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 1.55 and they have given up 29 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .179 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 37 times and walking 12 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 6.54 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.26 batters per nine. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.34. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 109 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 42 hitters and struck out 121. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.01 while their FIP as a staff is 2.96.
As a team, they are batting .220, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .201 average at home. The White Sox hold a .343 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .278 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 7.12 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .317 and he has an OBP of .358. He has 20 hits this year along with 5 runs scored and 1 RBI. He's struck out 9 times and has walked on 3 occasions. Melky Cabrera is hitting .317 and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 19 hits so far while he's scored 7 runs and drove in 6. He has earned a walk 5 times and has punched out 3 times. The White Sox as a unit have 121 base hits, including 22 doubles and 14 homers. They have 5 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 5 times. Chicago as a team has walked 40 times this year and they have struck out 124 times. They've had 106 men left on base and have an OPS of .621. They score 3.31 runs per game and have totaled 53 runs so far this season.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 10-7-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 9-8-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 3-12-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 9-8-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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 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 White Sox
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