Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays 8/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields vs. Yonny Chirinos
The Chicago White Sox head to Tropicana Field on Sunday, August 5, 2018 to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The expected starting pitchers are James Shields for the White Sox and Yonny Chirinos for the Rays.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +132 and Tampa Bay at -142. The White Sox have a 52-52-5 over/under mark and a 56-53-0 run line record. The Rays are 63-47-0 against the run line and have a 48-58-4 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 52-52-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 56-53-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 48-58-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 63-47-0 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
08/04/18 CF Tommy Pham Foot 10-day DL (08/03)
08/04/18 P Blake Snell Shoulder 10-day DL (07/20); expected to be activated and start Saturday vs Chicago
08/01/18 SS Adeiny Hechavarria None has been released
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 39-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Shields has a 4-13 record with an earned run average of 4.56 and a WHIP of 1.29 this year. He has 112 strikeouts over his 144 innings pitched and he's given up 130 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 367 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 379 hitters and walked 165 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. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 946 base hits and 534 earned runs. They have allowed 132 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 451 batters and struck out 816. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.84.
As a team Chicago is hitting .244, good for 19th in the league. The White Sox hold a .407 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. Jose Abreu is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 110 hits this season in 415 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .477 and an OPS+ of 121. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .302. He has totaled 99 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 403 at bats. His OPS+ is 90 while his slugging percentage is at .385. The White Sox have 903 hits, including 177 doubles and 121 home runs. Chicago has walked 283 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,036 times as a unit. They have left 695 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.09 runs per contest and have scored a total of 446 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 56-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.21, Yonny Chirinos has a 0-3 record and a 1.35 WHIP this season. He has 33 strikeouts over the 36.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 463 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 481 batters and walked 199 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 3.87. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 856 base knocks and 425 earned runs this season. They have given up 109 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 360 hitters and struck out 947 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 9th in the league. The Rays hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Mallex Smith comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .360. He has 90 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 308 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .412 with an OPS+ of 118. C.J. Cron is hitting .251 this season and he has an OBP of .320. He has collected 94 hits in 375 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .477. The Rays as a unit have 955 base hits, including 177 doubles and 102 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 342 times this year and they have struck out on 952 occasions. They have had 767 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.21 runs per game and totaled 463 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +132
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