Chicago White Sox at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Picks 8/4/2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Citizens Bank Park
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Drew Smyly
Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox (47-60, 3rd in AL Central) head to Citizens Bank Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Philadelphia Phillies (57-52, 3rd in NL East).
The White Sox have been strong for oddsmakers, having gone 47-60-0 SU. Philadelphia is covering 52.3% of the time, going 57-52-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a good Under option for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 49-55-3.
Chicago is covering 38.5% of the time away from home, having gone 20-32-0 straight up.
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia is covering 56.9% of the time at Citizens Bank Park, going 33-25-0 SU.
The Phillies have been a good Under option for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 50-56-3.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/3/2019 Jon Jay RF Abdomen Probable for Aug 3
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 47-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has a 5-9 record with an earned run average of 5.43 and a WHIP of 1.46 this season. He has 117 strikeouts over his 124.1 innings pitched and he's given up 136 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 350 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 338 hitters and walked 168 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 957 base hits and 514 earned runs. They have allowed 156 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 382 batters and struck out 847. 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 4.91.
Related: Get MLB picks & tips on all of today's games
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 .305, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .301. He has 113 hits this season in 428 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .477 and an OPS+ of 103. Tim Anderson is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .334. He has totaled 89 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 287 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .477. The White Sox have 912 hits, including 155 doubles and 119 home runs. Chicago has walked 253 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,026 times as a unit. They have left 701 men on base and have a team OPS of .702. They score 4.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 437 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 57-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.85, Drew Smyly has a 2-5 record and a 1.69 WHIP. He has 65 strikeouts over the 64.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 72 hits. He's allowing 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 389 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 393 batters and walked 160 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 4.55. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 993 base knocks and 498 earned runs this season. They have given up 182 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 373 hitters and struck out 943 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 4.99.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 22nd in the league. The Phillies hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .256 with an OBP of .392. He has 99 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 386 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 133. Bryce Harper is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 99 hits in 399 at bats while driving in 72 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Phillies as a unit have 921 base hits, including 203 doubles and 140 homers. Philadelphia has walked 394 times this year and they have struck out on 964 occasions. They have had 778 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.78 runs per game and totaled 521 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks