Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox Expert MLB Picks 4/8/2019
Monday, April 8, 2019
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Carlos Rodon
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday, April 8, 2019 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Blake Snell for the Rays and Carlos Rodon for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -142 and Chicago at +132. The Rays have a 1-7-1 over/under record and a 6-3-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 3-4-0 against the run line and have a 6-1-0 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 1-7-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 6-3-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 6-1-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 3-4-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/01/19 2B Joey Wendle Hamstring 10-day IL (03/31)
03/30/19 P Anthony Banda Elbow 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 P Jose De Leon Elbow 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 3B Matt Duffy Hamstring 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
03/27/19 P Ian Hamilton Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 CF Jon Jay Hip 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Michael Kopech Arm is out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 6-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.46 and a WHIP of 0.85 this season. He has 16 strikeouts over his 13 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He's allowed 5.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.43 and they have given up 29 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 31 hitters and walked 11 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 6.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.09. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 56 base hits and 19 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 20 batters and struck out 82. They have walked 2.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.93 and their FIP as a unit is 2.90.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .226, good for 21st in the league. The Rays hold a .342 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Ji-Man Choi is hitting .370 with an on-base percentage of .433. He has 10 hits this season in 27 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 160. Tommy Pham is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 33 at bats. His OPS+ is 79 while his slugging percentage is at .242. The Rays have 68 hits, including 14 doubles and 7 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 23 times so far this season and they have struck out 92 times as a unit. They have left 66 men on base and have a team OPS of .630. They score 3.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 31 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 3-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.59, Carlos Rodon has a 1-1 record and a 0.62 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 11.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 5 hits. He's allowing 4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.48 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 21 batters and walked 10 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.7. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 57 base knocks and 38 earned runs this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 26 hitters and struck out 59 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .323. He has 8 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 29 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .621 with an OPS+ of 164. Yoan Moncada is hitting .379 this season and he has an OBP of .438. He has collected 11 hits in 29 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 228 and a slugging percentage of .724. The White Sox as a unit have 60 base hits, including 12 doubles and 9 homers. Chicago has walked 25 times this year and they have struck out on 62 occasions. They have had 49 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 5.43 runs per game and totaled 38 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +132
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