Thursday, June 8, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Jake Odorizzi
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Derek Holland for the White Sox and Jake Odorizzi for the Rays.
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Chicago opens at +152 while Tampa Bay opens at -162. The White Sox have a 27-26-3 over/under record and a 31-25-0 run line mark. The Rays are 32-28-0 against the run line and have a 34-26-0 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 27-26-3 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 31-25-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 34-26-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 32-28-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
06/03/17 P Michael Ynoa Hip 10-day DL (06/03)
05/28/17 3B Tyler Saladino Back 10-day DL (05/27)
05/26/17 P Dylan Covey Oblique 10-day DL (05/26)
05/15/17 C Geovany Soto Elbow 60-day DL (05/08)
05/04/17 P Nate Jones Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/25/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (03/30)
04/21/17 P James Shields Back 10-day DL (04/18)
04/06/17 P Jake Petricka Back 10-day DL (04/05)
03/31/17 P Carlos Rodon Bicep 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
06/01/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 10-day DL (05/22)
06/01/17 P Kevin Gadea Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
06/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 10-day DL (04/02)
06/01/17 P Shawn Tolleson Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/31/17 P Matt Andriese Groin 10-day DL (05/31)
05/30/17 CF Peter Bourjos Elbow 10-day DL (05/30)
05/25/17 P Jumbo Diaz Arm 10-day DL (05/23)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (04/18)
04/03/17 P Brad Boxberger Side 60-day DL (04/02)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
04/01/17 C Wilson Ramos Knee 60-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 25-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Derek Holland has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 3.43 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 54 strikeouts over his 63 innings pitched and he's given up 59 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 140 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 196 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 449 base hits and 230 earned runs. They have allowed 73 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 195 batters and struck out 431. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.53.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .254, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Avisail Garcia is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 69 hits this season in 207 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .551 and an OPS+ of 150. Jose Abreu is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 61 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 219 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .475. The White Sox have 486 hits, including 79 doubles and 64 home runs. Chicago has walked 143 times so far this season and they have struck out 466 times as a unit. They have left 357 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 252 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 29-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.53, Jake Odorizzi has a 3-3 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 51 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 42 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 177 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 164 batters and walked 86 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 499 base knocks and 241 earned runs this season. They have given up 66 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 203 hitters and struck out 474 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.11.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 20th in the league. The Rays hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .374. He has 77 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 231 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .597 with an OPS+ of 164. Steven Souza is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 51 hits in 195 at bats while driving in 33 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .477. The Rays as a unit have 509 base hits, including 90 doubles and 88 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 230 times this year and they have struck out on 616 occasions. They have had 443 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 274 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -162
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