Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox 4/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 9, 2018
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Miguel Gonzalez
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday, April 9, 2018 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Chris Archer for the Rays and Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at -145 and Chicago at +135. The Rays have a 4-4-0 over/under mark and a 5-3-0 run line record. The White Sox are 3-4-0 against the run line and have a 3-4-0 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 5-3-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 3-4-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/07/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Illness is "?" Sunday vs Boston Red 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 1-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 6.55 and a WHIP of 1.46 this year. He has 14 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 31 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen and they've struck out 32 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 65 base hits and 39 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 35 batters and struck out 60. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.81.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .188, good for 28th in the league. The Rays hold a .264 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .254, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.1 hits per game. Brad Miller is hitting .200 with an on-base percentage of .259. He has 5 hits this season in 25 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .360 and an OPS+ of 76. Denard Span is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 22 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .409. The Rays have 49 hits, including 9 doubles and 3 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 24 times so far this season and they have struck out 76 times as a unit. They have left 46 men on base and have a team OPS of .519. They score 2.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 20 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 3-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.00, Miguel Gonzalez has a 0-1 record and a 2.00 WHIP this season. He has 4 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 8 hits. He allows 14.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.71 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .286 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 23 batters and walked 13 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.4 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 6.39. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 64 base knocks and 44 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 27 hitters and struck out 44 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.77.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 5th in the league. The White Sox hold a .508 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .354, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .367. He has 7 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 26 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .615 with an OPS+ of 175. Jose Abreu is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 9 hits in 30 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 147 and a slugging percentage of .533. The White Sox as a unit have 65 base hits, including 13 doubles and 14 homers. Chicago has walked 26 times this year and they have struck out on 69 occasions. They have had 51 men left on base and have an OPS of .862. They have scored 5.29 runs per game and totaled 37 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -145
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