Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 4/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Yonny Chirinos vs. James Shields
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Yonny Chirinos for the Rays and James Shields for the White Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at +128 and Chicago at -138. The Rays have a 6-4-0 over/under mark and a 6-4-0 run line record. The White Sox are 4-5-0 against the run line and have a 4-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 6-4-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 4-5-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/09/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Foot is "?" Tuesday vs Chicago White Sox
03/29/18 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day DL (03/28)
03/26/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 10-day DL (03/28)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
03/29/18 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Kevan Smith Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 2-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yonny Chirinos has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.56 this year. He has 7 strikeouts over his 9 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He allows 4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 41 hitters and walked 23 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 85 base hits and 50 earned runs. They have allowed 11 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 44 batters and struck out 78. They have walked 4.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.52.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .220, good for 26th in the league. The Rays hold a .323 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .287, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Brad Miller is hitting .222 with an on-base percentage of .300. He has 6 hits this season in 27 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .370 and an OPS+ of 93. Denard Span is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 27 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .370. The Rays have 74 hits, including 12 doubles and 5 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 33 times so far this season and they have struck out 94 times as a unit. They have left 66 men on base and have a team OPS of .610. They score 3.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 32 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 3-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.73, James Shields has a 1-0 record and a 1.36 WHIP this season. He has 2 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He allows 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.30 and they have given up 34 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .279 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 34 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.51. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 80 base knocks and 49 earned runs this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 35 hitters and struck out 60 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.41.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 7th in the league. The White Sox hold a .459 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .342. He has 9 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 34 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .529 with an OPS+ of 147. Jose Abreu is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 9 hits in 36 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .444. The White Sox as a unit have 77 base hits, including 15 doubles and 15 homers. Chicago has walked 33 times this year and they have struck out on 90 occasions. They have had 67 men left on base and have an OPS of .799. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 41 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +128
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