Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox 5/18/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Friday, May 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Doug Fister vs. Carson Fulmer
The Texas Rangers visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday, May 18, 2018 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Doug Fister for the Rangers and Carson Fulmer for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at -131 and Chicago at +121. The Rangers have a 22-19-3 over/under record and a 19-25-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 20-19-0 against the run line and have a 19-18-2 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 22-19-3 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 19-25-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 19-18-2 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 20-19-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/15/18 3B Adrian Beltre Hamstring 10-day DL (05/14)
05/08/18 LF Drew Robinson Hip 10-day DL (05/08)
05/02/18 P Chris Martin Forearm 10-day DL (05/01)
04/30/18 P Martin Perez Elbow 10-day DL (04/30)
04/22/18 CF Carlos Tocci Hip 10-day DL (04/22)
04/16/18 P Tim Lincecum Blister 60-day DL (03/26)
04/13/18 SS Elvis Andrus Elbow 60-day DL (04/12)
04/02/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Joe Palumbo Elbow 60-day DL (02/23)
03/26/18 P Clayton Blackburn Elbow 60-day DL (03/19)
03/26/18 P Ronald Herrera Shoulder 60-day DL (03/21)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
04/26/18 RF Avisail Garcia Hamstring 10-day DL (04/24)
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (04/23)
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 Rangers have a 17-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Doug Fister has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.46 this year. He has 29 strikeouts over his 37.2 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 143 hitters and walked 59 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 421 base hits and 210 earned runs. They have allowed 60 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 140 batters and struck out 333. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Texas is hitting .230, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .241 with an on-base percentage of .312. He has 41 hits this season in 170 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .382 and an OPS+ of 84. Nomar Mazara is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 46 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 165 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .509. The Rangers have 341 hits, including 73 doubles and 51 home runs. Texas has walked 129 times so far this season and they have struck out 441 times as a unit. They have left 286 men on base and have a team OPS of .687. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 176 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 10-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.23, Carson Fulmer has a 2-3 record and a 1.75 WHIP this year. He has 27 strikeouts over the 30.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 34 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 6.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 160 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 152 batters and walked 71 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.36. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 355 base knocks and 206 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 184 hitters and struck out 279 batters. They give up a walk 4.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.56 while their FIP as a staff is 5.01.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 19th in the league. The White Sox hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .349. He has 43 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 150 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .487 with an OPS+ of 128. Tim Anderson is hitting .238 this season and he has an OBP of .297. He has collected 34 hits in 143 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .427. The White Sox as a unit have 322 base hits, including 59 doubles and 48 homers. Chicago has walked 110 times this year and they have struck out on 362 occasions. They have had 260 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 3.82 runs per game and totaled 149 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the White Sox +121 and over 9.5 total runs
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