Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox MLB Game Picks 8/22/2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ariel Jurado vs. Ross Detwiler
Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox (56-69, 3rd in AL Central) play the Texas Rangers (62-65, 4th in AL West) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday, August 22, 2019. The Rangers open this contest at -112 while the White Sox are priced at +102. The over/under has been set at 10.5.
The Rangers have been a hot and cold play for wagerers, having gone 62-65-0 SU. The White Sox cover 44.8% of the time, going 56-69-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a pretty good Under choice for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 58-65-4.
Texas covers 39.7% of the time away from home, having gone 25-38-0 straight up.
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox cover 49.2% of the time at Guaranteed Rate Field, going 30-31-0 SU.
The White Sox have been a pretty good Under choice for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 58-62-5.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/20/2019 Joe Palumbo SP Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/20/2019 Nomar Mazara RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
8/19/2019 Adrian Sampson SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/19/2019 Joey Gallo CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/19/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/15/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Out for the season
8/13/2019 Jesse Chavez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/5/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
7/28/2019 Jesse Biddle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/26/2019 Yohander Mendez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/23/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
6/28/2019 Jeffrey Springs RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/19/2019 Yoan Moncada 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/13/2019 Carson Fulmer RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/6/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/8/2019 Ryan Burr RP Elbow Out for the season
6/7/2019 Carlos Rodon SP Elbow Out for the season
3/11/2019 Michael Kopech SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 62-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ariel Jurado has a 6-9 record with an earned run average of 5.38 and a WHIP of 1.51 this season. He has 72 strikeouts over his 98.2 innings pitched and he's given up 117 hits. He's allowed 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 497 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 476 hitters and walked 211 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,189 base hits and 623 earned runs. They have allowed 186 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 453 batters and struck out 1,091. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.77.
As a team Texas is hitting .250, good for 17th in the league. The Rangers hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .317. He has 130 hits this season in 466 at bats with 58 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .403 and an OPS+ of 82. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .374. He has totaled 120 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 445 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .474. The Rangers have 1,088 hits, including 241 doubles and 179 home runs. Texas has walked 432 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,255 times as a unit. They have left 850 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 5.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 645 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 56-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.10, Ross Detwiler has a 1-3 record and a 1.62 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 41.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 55 hits. He's allowing 12 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 418 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 391 batters and walked 199 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,134 base knocks and 595 earned runs this season. They have given up 184 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 450 hitters and struck out 989 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.94.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .313. He has 136 hits this year along with 94 RBI in 498 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 111. Tim Anderson is hitting .331 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 119 hits in 359 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .504. The White Sox as a unit have 1,081 base hits, including 188 doubles and 137 homers. Chicago has walked 288 times this year and they have struck out on 1,186 occasions. They have had 806 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.22 runs per game and totaled 528 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox (+102)
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