Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 9/2/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 2, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Carlos Rodon
U.S. Cellular Field is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, September 2, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Archer for the Rays and Carlos Rodon for the White Sox.
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Tampa Bay opens at -167 while Chicago opens at +157. The Rays have a 67-65-3 over/under record and a 66-69-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 69-63-0 against the run line and have a 62-65-5 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 67-65-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 66-69-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 62-65-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 69-63-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/21/17 P Jacob Faria Abdominal 10-day DL (08/17)
06/26/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 60-day DL (05/22)
06/23/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (06/19)
06/09/17 LF Rickie Weeks Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/01/17 P Kevin Gadea Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
06/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 60-day DL (04/02)
06/01/17 P Shawn Tolleson Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (04/18)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
09/01/17 SS Tim Anderson Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
08/31/17 P Reynaldo Lopez Back 10-day DL (08/19) - expected to start Friday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
08/31/17 1B Jose Abreu Elbow "?" Friday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
08/26/17 LF Nicky Delmonico Wrist 10-day DL (08/26)
08/25/17 2B Yoan Moncada Shin 10-day DL (08/25)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 67-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 9-7 record with an earned run average of 3.66 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 225 strikeouts over his 179.1 innings pitched and he's given up 162 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 382 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 384 hitters and walked 164 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,104 base hits and 539 earned runs. They have allowed 164 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 424 batters and struck out 1,095. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .247, good for 22nd in the league. The Rays hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Logan Morrison is hitting .247 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 108 hits this season in 438 at bats with 76 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .523 and an OPS+ of 134. Corey Dickerson is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .336. He has totaled 148 hits and he has driven in 58 men in 510 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .512. The Rays have 1,128 hits, including 197 doubles and 192 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 465 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,287 times as a unit. They have left 938 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 585 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 52-80 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.27, Carlos Rodon has a 2-5 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 65.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 62 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 411 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 436 batters and walked 200 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.85. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,152 base knocks and 623 earned runs this season. They have given up 200 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 524 hitters and struck out 999 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 5.15.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .301 with an OBP of .355. He has 156 hits this year along with 80 RBI in 518 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .537 with an OPS+ of 137. Tim Anderson is hitting .241 this season and he has an OBP of .260. He has collected 114 hits in 474 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 72 and a slugging percentage of .386. The White Sox as a unit have 1,145 base hits, including 211 doubles and 148 homers. Chicago has walked 331 times this year and they have struck out on 1,126 occasions. They have had 860 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 567 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +157
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