Houston Astros at Chicago White Sox 4/20/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Friday, April 20, 2018
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. James Shields
The Houston Astros visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday, April 20, 2018 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Justin Verlander for the Astros and James Shields for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -160 and Chicago at +150. The Astros have a 6-13-0 over/under record and a 9-10-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 7-8-0 against the run line and have a 8-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 6-13-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 9-10-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 8-7-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 7-8-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
03/29/18 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Kevan Smith Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 12-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 1.35 and a WHIP of 0.75 this year. He has 34 strikeouts over his 26.2 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He allows 5.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.67 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 60 hitters and walked 14 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 11.2 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.48. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 133 base hits and 47 earned runs. They have allowed 18 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 52 batters and struck out 213. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 11.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.08 and their FIP as a unit is 3.02.
As a team Houston is hitting .239, good for 13th in the league. The Astros hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .320 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 24 hits this season in 75 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .347 and an OPS+ of 113. Carlos Correa is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 64 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .484. The Astros have 152 hits, including 31 doubles and 16 home runs. Houston has walked 72 times so far this season and they have struck out 176 times as a unit. They have left 141 men on base and have a team OPS of .691. They score 4.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 79 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 4-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, James Shields has a 1-1 record and a 1.56 WHIP this year. He has 7 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.71 and they have given up 62 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 68 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.64. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 138 base knocks and 85 earned runs this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 82 hitters and struck out 118 batters. They give up a walk 5.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.62 while their FIP as a staff is 4.63.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .232 with an OBP of .317. He has 13 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 56 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .411 with an OPS+ of 105. Jose Abreu is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 17 hits in 62 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .516. The White Sox as a unit have 125 base hits, including 23 doubles and 20 homers. Chicago has walked 52 times this year and they have struck out on 156 occasions. They have had 114 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.13 runs per game and totaled 62 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the White Sox +150 and over 8.5 total runs
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