Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks 7/20/2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Blake Snell
Tommy Pham and the Tampa Bay Rays (56-43, 2nd in AL East) play the Chicago White Sox (42-51, 3rd in AL Central) at Tropicana Field on Saturday, July 20, 2019. The Rays open this matchup at -135 while the White Sox are coming in at +125. The total has been set at 9.5.
The White Sox have been pretty good for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 42-51-0 SU. The Rays are covering 56.6% of the time, going 56-43-0 straight up. The Rays have been a strong pick for baseball wagerers as a favorite, going 44-30-0 SU. The White Sox are covering 37.9% of the time as the underdog, having gone 25-41-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a decent Under option for O/U wagerers, having gone 45-45-3.
Chicago covers 35.4% of the time on the road, having gone 17-31-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay covers 54.2% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 26-22-0 SU.
The Rays have been a decent Under option for O/U wagerers, having gone 41-50-8.
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
7/19/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
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
7/13/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/11/2019 Chaz Roe RP Elbow 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 Jose Alvarado RP Oblique 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 42-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito has a 11-4 record with an earned run average of 3.23 and a WHIP of 1.09 this season. He has 125 strikeouts over his 106 innings pitched and he's given up 76 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 313 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 293 hitters and walked 152 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. Yoan Moncada is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 98 hits this season in 328 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .518 and an OPS+ of 130. Jose Abreu is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .309. He has totaled 101 hits and he has driven in 66 men in 370 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .500. 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 56-43 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.55, Blake Snell has a 5-7 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 126 strikeouts over the 95 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 88 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 392 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 453 batters and walked 164 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. Tommy Pham comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .375. He has 97 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 349 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .464 with an OPS+ of 123. Austin Meadows is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 83 hits in 285 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .519. 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 +125
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