Friday, June 30, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Austin Bibens-Dirkx vs. Mike Pelfrey
U.S. Cellular Field is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Chicago White Sox on Friday, June 30, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Austin Bibens-Dirkx for the Rangers and Mike Pelfrey for the White Sox.
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Texas opens at -117 while Chicago opens at +107. The Rangers have a 35-42-1 over/under record and a 46-32-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 40-37-0 against the run line and have a 37-37-3 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 35-42-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 46-32-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 37-37-3 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 40-37-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
06/28/17 CF Carlos Gomez Back "?" Thursday vs. Cleveland Indians
06/27/17 P Andrew Cashner Oblique 10-day DL (06/15); expected to be activated & start Thursday vs Cleveland Indians
06/24/17 P Martin Perez Thumb 10-day DL (06/24)
06/23/17 P Jeremy Jeffress Back 10-day DL (06/22)
06/20/17 P Tony Barnette Finger 10-day DL (06/15)
06/01/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/26/17 P A.J. Griffin Ribs 60-day DL (05/27)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (02/14)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
06/28/17 DH Avisail Garcia Knee left last game, "?" Thursday vs. New York Yankees
06/28/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 60-day DL (04/23); out for season
06/23/17 3B Tyler Saladino Back 10-day DL (05/27)
06/19/17 CF Leury Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/16)
06/19/17 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
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)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 39-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Austin Bibens-Dirkx has a 3-0 record with an earned run average of 3.68 and a WHIP of 1.01. He has 21 strikeouts over his 36.2 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 266 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen and they've struck out 231 hitters and walked 107 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 684 base hits and 330 earned runs. They have allowed 104 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 261 batters and struck out 543. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.79.
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As a team Texas is hitting .240, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .266 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 70 hits this season in 263 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .445 and an OPS+ of 103. Elvis Andrus is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 89 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 302 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .457. The Rangers have 619 hits, including 118 doubles and 114 home runs. Texas has walked 253 times so far this season and they have struck out 718 times as a unit. They have left 453 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 5.01 runs per contest and have scored a total of 386 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 33-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.73, Mike Pelfrey has a 3-6 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 39 strikeouts over the 60.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 53 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 216 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 272 batters and walked 102 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 631 base knocks and 314 earned runs this season. They have given up 100 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 269 hitters and struck out 584 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.66.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 11th in the league. The White Sox hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Avisail Garcia comes into this matchup batting .321 with an OBP of .361. He has 92 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 287 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 134. Jose Abreu is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 90 hits in 301 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .505. The White Sox as a unit have 682 base hits, including 115 doubles and 86 homers. Chicago has walked 191 times this year and they have struck out on 632 occasions. They have had 497 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.55 runs per game and totaled 346 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +107
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