Chicago White Sox at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Picks 8/3/2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Ross Detwiler vs. Aaron Nola
Citizens Bank Park is the site where Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies (57-51, 2nd in NL East) will take on the Chicago White Sox (46-60, 3rd in AL Central) on Saturday.
The White Sox have been lousy for MLB bettors, having gone 46-60-0 SU. The Phillies cover 52.8% of the time, going 57-51-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a decent Under option for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 49-54-3.
The White Sox cover 37.2% of the time on the road, having gone 19-32-0 straight up.
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Phillies cover 57.9% of the time at Citizens Bank Park, going 33-24-0 SU.
The Phillies have been a decent Under option for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 50-55-3.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/2/2019 Welington Castillo C Bereavement List Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
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
8/2/2019 Adam Morgan RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/1/2019 Jake Arrieta SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
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 46-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ross Detwiler has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 6.35 and a WHIP of 1.68 this season. He has 12 strikeouts over his 22.2 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He's allowed 13.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 343 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 326 hitters and walked 164 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 4.99. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 945 base hits and 511 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 376 batters and struck out 831. 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 4.94.
As a team Chicago is hitting .251, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 87 hits this season in 281 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .477 and an OPS+ of 112. Jose Abreu is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .299. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 74 men in 422 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The White Sox have 900 hits, including 153 doubles and 118 home runs. Chicago has walked 249 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,011 times as a unit. They have left 692 men on base and have a team OPS of .703. They score 4.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 433 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 57-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.72, Aaron Nola has a 9-2 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 153 strikeouts over the 135.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 121 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 382 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 383 batters and walked 157 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 4.59. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 981 base knocks and 494 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 369 hitters and struck out 928 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 5.02.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 20th in the league. The Phillies hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Bryce Harper comes into this matchup batting .252 with an OBP of .373. He has 99 hits this year along with 72 RBI in 393 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .466 with an OPS+ of 116. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 98 hits in 381 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .517. The Phillies as a unit have 909 base hits, including 201 doubles and 139 homers. Philadelphia has walked 388 times this year and they have struck out on 948 occasions. They have had 763 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 518 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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