Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks 7/21/2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Cease vs. Blake Snell
Austin Meadows and the Tampa Bay Rays (56-44, 2nd in AL East) host the Chicago White Sox (43-51, 3rd in AL Central) at Tropicana Field on Sunday, July 21, 2019. The line on this contest has the White Sox coming in at +233 and the Rays are at -255. The O/U is set at 8.5.
The White Sox have been pretty good for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 43-51-0 SU. The Rays are covering 56.0% of the time, going 56-44-0 straight up. The Rays have been terrible for Vegas oddsmakers as favorites, going 44-31-0 SU. Chicago has went 26-41-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 38.8% of the time.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a solid Over play for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 46-45-3.
Chicago covers 36.7% of the time as a visitor, having gone 18-31-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays are covering 53.1% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 26-23-0 SU.
The Rays have been a hot and cold Over play for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 42-50-8.
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
7/20/2019 Matt Duffy 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
7/19/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
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 43-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dylan Cease has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.73 and a WHIP of 1.55 this season. He has 13 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 313 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 296 hitters and walked 154 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.15. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 854 base hits and 464 earned runs. They have allowed 135 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 345 batters and struck out 730. 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 4.98.
As a team Chicago is hitting .257, good for 11th in the league. The White Sox hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 103 hits this season in 380 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 108. Yoan Moncada is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 338 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .533. The White Sox have 819 hits, including 142 doubles and 109 home runs. Chicago has walked 228 times so far this season and they have struck out 884 times as a unit. They have left 622 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 404 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 56-44 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 3.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 399 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 464 batters and walked 165 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.45. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 759 base knocks and 347 earned runs this season. They have given up 103 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 289 hitters and struck out 969 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.62.Related: ACC Preview - SEC Preview - Sports Handicapping - CFB Futures - Ken Thomson / Tony George break down the Season
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 14th in the league. The Rays hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Austin Meadows comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .361. He has 86 hits this year along with 45 RBI in 298 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .523 with an OPS+ of 132. Tommy Pham is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 98 hits in 355 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Rays as a unit have 880 base hits, including 182 doubles and 130 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 322 times this year and they have struck out on 939 occasions. They have had 709 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.61 runs per game and totaled 461 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox +233
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