Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers 8/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Tyson Ross
The Chicago White Sox head to Globe Life Park on Thursday, August 17, 2017 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox and Tyson Ross for the Rangers.
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The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +196 and Texas at -212. The White Sox have a 55-56-5 over/under mark and a 60-56-0 run line record. The Rangers are 67-51-0 against the run line and have a 51-64-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 55-56-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 60-56-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 51-64-3 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 67-51-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
08/08/17 3B Matt Davidson Wrist 10-day DL (08/04)
08/01/17 LF Willy Garcia Concussion 10-day DL (08/01)
06/28/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
05/15/17 C Geovany Soto Elbow 60-day DL (05/08)
05/04/17 P Nate Jones Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
08/15/17 CF Carlos Gomez Illness "?" Wednesday vs. Detroit Tigers
08/12/17 P Cole Hamels Knee left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Abdominal 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 45-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.17. He has 6 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He allows 6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 358 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 402 hitters and walked 171 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,017 base hits and 533 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 449 batters and struck out 889. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 5.07.
As a team Chicago is hitting .255, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 134 hits this season in 460 at bats with 71 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .511 and an OPS+ of 127. Tim Anderson is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .262. He has totaled 101 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 418 at bats. His OPS+ is 74 while his slugging percentage is at .392. The White Sox have 1,010 hits, including 184 doubles and 129 home runs. Chicago has walked 286 times so far this season and they have struck out 987 times as a unit. They have left 755 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 500 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 58-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.11, Tyson Ross has a 3-2 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 38 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 34 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 369 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 354 batters and walked 162 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,024 base knocks and 514 earned runs this season. They have given up 157 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 397 hitters and struck out 832 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.77.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 27th in the league. The Rangers hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .336. He has 138 hits this year along with 60 RBI in 467 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .475 with an OPS+ of 111. Nomar Mazara is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 101 hits in 398 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .422. The Rangers as a unit have 955 base hits, including 177 doubles and 182 homers. Texas has walked 388 times this year and they have struck out on 1,074 occasions. They have had 718 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They have scored 4.96 runs per game and totaled 585 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers -212
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