Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox Expert MLB Picks 4/9/2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Charlie Morton vs. Ervin Santana
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Charlie Morton for the Rays and Ervin Santana for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -134 and Chicago at +124. The Rays have a 1-8-1 over/under record and a 7-3-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 3-5-0 against the run line and have a 7-1-0 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 1-8-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 7-3-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 7-1-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 3-5-0 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 7-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.64 and a WHIP of 1.00 this season. He has 14 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he's given up 7 hits. He's allowed 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.20 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 38 hitters and walked 12 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 1.88. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 61 base hits and 19 earned runs. They have allowed 7 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 22 batters and struck out 94. They have walked 2.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.91 and their FIP as a unit is 2.75.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .231, good for 20th in the league. The Rays hold a .350 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Tommy Pham is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 10 hits this season in 37 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .270 and an OPS+ of 93. Ji-Man Choi is hitting .370 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .433. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 27 at bats. His OPS+ is 157 while his slugging percentage is at .444. The Rays have 78 hits, including 14 doubles and 8 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 26 times so far this season and they have struck out 102 times as a unit. They have left 75 men on base and have a team OPS of .643. They score 3.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 34 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 3-5 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.31 and they have given up 30 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 28 batters and walked 13 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 6.52. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 69 base knocks and 50 earned runs this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 30 hitters and struck out 68 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.52.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 13th in the league. The White Sox hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Yoan Moncada comes into this matchup batting .353 with an OBP of .405. He has 12 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 34 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .647 with an OPS+ of 194. Jose Abreu is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 9 hits in 33 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 161 and a slugging percentage of .606. The White Sox as a unit have 70 base hits, including 15 doubles and 10 homers. Chicago has walked 28 times this year and they have struck out on 71 occasions. They have had 58 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 5.38 runs per game and totaled 43 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +124
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