Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays 8/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Ryne Stanek
The Chicago White Sox head to Tropicana Field on Friday, August 3, 2018 to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The expected starting pitchers are Lucas Giolito for the White Sox and Ryne Stanek for the Rays.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +140 and Tampa Bay at -150. The White Sox have a 51-51-5 over/under mark and a 54-53-0 run line record. The Rays are 62-46-0 against the run line and have a 48-56-4 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 51-51-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 54-53-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 48-56-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 62-46-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
06/14/18 P Nate Jones Arm 10-day DL (06/14)
05/23/18 C Welington Castillo Suspension 80-game Suspension (05/23)
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (04/23)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/01/18 SS Adeiny Hechavarria None has been released
07/24/18 P Blake Snell Shoulder 10-day DL (07/20)
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
07/08/18 P Chaz Roe Knee 10-day DL (07/08)
07/04/18 P Vidal Nuno Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/30/18 P Wilmer Font Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 37-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito has a 7-8 record with an earned run average of 6.26 and a WHIP of 1.54 this year. He has 71 strikeouts over his 113.2 innings pitched and he's given up 110 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 361 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 372 hitters and walked 163 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.04. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 933 base hits and 528 earned runs. They have allowed 131 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 444 batters and struck out 799. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.86.
As a team Chicago is hitting .244, good for 19th in the league. The White Sox hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 99 hits this season in 396 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .391 and an OPS+ of 93. Jose Abreu is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 106 hits and he has driven in 59 men in 407 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .459. The White Sox have 889 hits, including 170 doubles and 118 home runs. Chicago has walked 275 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,011 times as a unit. They have left 686 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 437 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 55-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.36, Ryne Stanek has a 1-3 record and a 1.05 WHIP this season. He has 51 strikeouts over the 42 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 25 hits. He allows 5.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 456 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 465 batters and walked 194 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 848 base knocks and 420 earned runs this season. They have given up 108 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 355 hitters and struck out 921 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Rays hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. C.J. Cron comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .324. He has 93 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 367 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .485 with an OPS+ of 124. Mallex Smith is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 89 hits in 305 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .413. The Rays as a unit have 943 base hits, including 174 doubles and 102 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 336 times this year and they have struck out on 934 occasions. They have had 756 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They have scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 457 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +140
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