Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers 8/19/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Martin Perez
The Chicago White Sox head to Globe Life Park on Saturday, August 19, 2017 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Derek Holland for the White Sox and Martin Perez for the Rangers.
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The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +189 and Texas at -204. The White Sox have a 57-56-5 over/under mark and a 62-56-0 run line record. The Rangers are 68-52-0 against the run line and have a 53-64-3 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 57-56-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 62-56-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 53-64-3 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 68-52-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
08/18/17 P Reynaldo Lopez Side left last game, "?" for next start
08/17/17 DH Avisail Garcia Wrist "?" Friday vs. Texas Rangers
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
08/17/17 CF Carlos Gomez Illness "?" Friday vs. Chicago White Sox
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 45-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Derek Holland has a 6-12 record with an earned run average of 5.68 and a WHIP of 1.64. He has 92 strikeouts over his 120.1 innings pitched and he's given up 136 hits. He allows 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 365 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 405 hitters and walked 176 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.75. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,034 base hits and 546 earned runs. They have allowed 177 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 462 batters and struck out 902. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 5.10.
As a team Chicago is hitting .256, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 138 hits this season in 469 at bats with 75 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .522 and an OPS+ of 130. Tim Anderson is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .264. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 426 at bats. His OPS+ is 75 while his slugging percentage is at .394. The White Sox have 1,032 hits, including 186 doubles and 135 home runs. Chicago has walked 293 times so far this season and they have struck out 998 times as a unit. They have left 769 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 512 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 60-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.08, Martin Perez has a 7-10 record and a 1.57 WHIP. He has 83 strikeouts over the 131 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 160 hits. He allows 11 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 377 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 362 batters and walked 164 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 4.44. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,045 base knocks and 526 earned runs this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 410 hitters and struck out 846 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.81.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .339. He has 142 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 477 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .480 with an OPS+ of 112. Nomar Mazara is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 106 hits in 407 at bats while driving in 82 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Rangers as a unit have 980 base hits, including 179 doubles and 188 homers. Texas has walked 404 times this year and they have struck out on 1,093 occasions. They have had 737 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 5.05 runs per game and totaled 606 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers -204
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