Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays 8/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon vs. Blake Snell
The Chicago White Sox head to Tropicana Field on Saturday, August 4, 2018 to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The expected starting pitchers are Carlos Rodon for the White Sox and Blake Snell for the Rays.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +160 and Tampa Bay at -170. The White Sox have a 52-51-5 over/under mark and a 55-53-0 run line record. The Rays are 63-46-0 against the run line and have a 48-57-4 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 52-51-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 55-53-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 48-57-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 63-46-0 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
08/02/18 CF Tommy Pham Rest left last game, is "?" Friday vs Chicago White Sox
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 38-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 3.24 and a WHIP of 1.06 this year. He has 49 strikeouts over his 58.1 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.70 and they have given up 363 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 374 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 5.03. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 940 base hits and 532 earned runs. They have allowed 132 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 446 batters and struck out 805. 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 18th in the league. The White Sox hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .303. He has 99 hits this season in 400 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .388 and an OPS+ of 91. Jose Abreu is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 108 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 411 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .470. The White Sox have 898 hits, including 174 doubles and 120 home runs. Chicago has walked 279 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,023 times as a unit. They have left 691 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 443 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 56-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.27, Blake Snell has a 12-5 record and a 1.07 WHIP this season. He has 134 strikeouts over the 119 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 80 hits. He allows 6.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 458 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 473 batters and walked 195 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 851 base knocks and 422 earned runs this season. They have given up 108 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 356 hitters and struck out 934 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 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 7th in the league. The Rays hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 8th 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 .323. He has 94 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 371 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .482 with an OPS+ of 123. Mallex Smith is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 89 hits in 306 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .412. The Rays as a unit have 949 base hits, including 176 doubles and 102 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 337 times this year and they have struck out on 941 occasions. They have had 761 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 461 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +160
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