Chicago White Sox at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Picks 8/2/2019
Friday, August 2, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Jason Vargas
Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox (46-58, 3rd in AL Central) go to Citizens Bank Park on Friday where they'll meet the Philadelphia Phillies (56-50, 3rd in NL East).
The White Sox have been lousy for MLB wagerers, having gone 46-59-0 SU. Philadelphia covers 52.3% of the time, going 56-51-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a less than ideal Over bet for O/U bettors, having gone 49-53-3.
The White Sox cover 37.2% of the time as the road team, having gone 19-32-0 straight up.
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Phillies cover 57.1% of the time at Citizens Bank Park, going 32-24-0 SU.
The Phillies have been a less than ideal Over bet for O/U bettors, having gone 49-55-3.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
7/31/2019 Yoan Moncada 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/25/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
7/20/2019 Kelvin Herrera RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/8/2019 Ryan Burr RP Elbow Out for the season
6/7/2019 Carlos Rodon SP Elbow Out for the season
3/11/2019 Michael Kopech SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
7/31/2019 Hector Neris RP Suspension Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
7/31/2019 David Robertson RP Elbow Out for the season
7/30/2019 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
7/30/2019 Victor Arano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
7/28/2019 Edubray Ramos RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/27/2019 Jerad Eickhoff SP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/26/2019 Jay Bruce LF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/24/2019 Brad Miller 3B Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/23/2019 Tommy Hunter RP Forearm Out for the season
7/12/2019 Pat Neshek RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
6/24/2019 Andrew McCutchen LF Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 46-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 6-9 record with an earned run average of 5.23 and a WHIP of 1.44 this season. He has 81 strikeouts over his 125.2 innings pitched and he's given up 149 hits. He's allowed 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 339 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 323 hitters and walked 161 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 937 base hits and 508 earned runs. They have allowed 154 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 373 batters and struck out 824. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.95.
As a team Chicago is hitting .252, good for 14th in the league. The White Sox hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .298. He has 109 hits this season in 418 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .471 and an OPS+ of 100. Tim Anderson is hitting .309 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .332. He has totaled 86 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 278 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .478. The White Sox have 895 hits, including 153 doubles and 118 home runs. Chicago has walked 248 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,003 times as a unit. They have left 688 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 433 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 56-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.01, Jason Vargas has a 6-5 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 81 strikeouts over the 94.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 81 hits. He's allowing 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.77 and they have given up 372 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 373 batters and walked 154 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 971 base knocks and 493 earned runs this season. They have given up 181 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 367 hitters and struck out 919 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 5.06.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 23rd in the league. The Phillies hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .393. He has 97 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 377 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .520 with an OPS+ of 134. Bryce Harper is hitting .252 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 98 hits in 389 at bats while driving in 72 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .468. The Phillies as a unit have 897 base hits, including 199 doubles and 136 homers. Philadelphia has walked 383 times this year and they have struck out on 945 occasions. They have had 756 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 508 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
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