Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks 7/19/2019
Friday, July 19, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Brendan McKay
Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox (42-50, 3rd in AL Central) are headed to Tropicana Field on Friday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Rays (56-41, 2nd in AL East). The White Sox open this matchup at +140 while the Rays are priced at -150. The O/U is set at 10.
The White Sox have been solid for oddsmakers, having gone 42-50-0 SU. Tampa Bay covers 57.7% of the time, going 56-41-0 straight up. The Rays have been strong for baseball wagerers as a favorite, going 44-30-0 SU. Chicago covers 38.5% of the time as an underdog, having gone 25-40-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a hot and cold Over play for O/U bettors, having gone 45-45-2.
The White Sox are covering 36.2% of the time as the road team, having gone 17-30-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays are covering 54.2% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 26-22-0 SU.
The Rays have been a hot and cold Over play for O/U bettors, having gone 41-48-8.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
7/17/2019 Eloy Jimenez LF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/13/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/8/2019 Ryan Burr RP Elbow Out for the season
6/28/2019 Tim Anderson SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/7/2019 Carlos Rodon SP Elbow Out for the season
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
3/11/2019 Michael Kopech SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
7/17/2019 Matt Duffy 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/15/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/15/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Jul 18
7/13/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/11/2019 Jose Alvarado RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/11/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/11/2019 Chaz Roe RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/25/2019 Daniel Robertson 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 42-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 5.97 and a WHIP of 1.54 this season. He has 93 strikeouts over his 104 innings pitched and he's given up 120 hits. He's allowed 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 302 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 287 hitters and walked 148 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.17. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 835 base hits and 456 earned runs. They have allowed 133 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 339 batters and struck out 714. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.99.
As a team Chicago is hitting .255, good for 13th in the league. The White Sox hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .309. He has 101 hits this season in 370 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 111. Yoan Moncada is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 98 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 328 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .518. The White Sox have 792 hits, including 135 doubles and 107 home runs. Chicago has walked 224 times so far this season and they have struck out 859 times as a unit. They have left 605 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 390 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 56-41 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.69, Brendan McKay has a 1-0 record and a 0.69 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 16 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 5.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.85 and they have given up 390 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 452 batters and walked 162 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.36. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 727 base knocks and 329 earned runs this season. They have given up 99 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 280 hitters and struck out 940 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.14 while their FIP as a staff is 3.60.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 11th in the league. The Rays hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Austin Meadows comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .367. He has 83 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 285 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .519 with an OPS+ of 133. Tommy Pham is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 97 hits in 349 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .464. The Rays as a unit have 864 base hits, including 176 doubles and 128 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 311 times this year and they have struck out on 909 occasions. They have had 688 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 456 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox +140
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