Saturday, July 1, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Derek Holland
The Texas Rangers head to U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday, July 1, 2017 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Cole Hamels for the Rangers and Derek Holland for the White Sox.
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The odds for this matchup have Texas at -134 and Chicago at +124. The Rangers have a 35-43-1 over/under mark and a 46-33-0 run line record. The White Sox are 41-37-0 against the run line and have a 37-38-3 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 35-43-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 46-33-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 37-38-3 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 41-37-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
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
06/29/17 DH Avisail Garcia Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Texas Rangers
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 39-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 4.38 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 16 strikeouts over his 37 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 269 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen and they've struck out 233 hitters and walked 108 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 704 base hits and 339 earned runs. They have allowed 104 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 269 batters and struck out 555. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.74.
As a team Texas is hitting .238, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 71 hits this season in 271 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .446 and an OPS+ of 102. Elvis Andrus is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 93 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 310 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .468. The Rangers have 630 hits, including 118 doubles and 117 home runs. Texas has walked 255 times so far this season and they have struck out 739 times as a unit. They have left 461 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 390 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 34-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.26, Derek Holland has a 5-7 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 70 strikeouts over the 82.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 88 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 218 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 275 batters and walked 103 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 647 base knocks and 325 earned runs this season. They have given up 102 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 283 hitters and struck out 594 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.69.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 10th in the league. The White Sox hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Avisail Garcia comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .362. He has 92 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 289 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .512 with an OPS+ of 134. Jose Abreu is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 92 hits in 310 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .503. The White Sox as a unit have 696 base hits, including 119 doubles and 87 homers. Chicago has walked 197 times this year and they have struck out on 649 occasions. They have had 513 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.53 runs per game and totaled 353 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers -134
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