Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox MLB Tips 8/23/2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Dylan Cease
Guaranteed Rate Field is the venue where Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox (57-69, 3rd in AL Central) will play the Texas Rangers (63-65, 3rd in AL West) on Friday. The White Sox open this game at +130 while the Rangers are priced at -140. The over/under opens at 9.
The Rangers have been a less than ideal bet for baseball wagerers, having gone 62-65-0 SU. The White Sox are covering 44.8% of the time, going 56-69-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a good Under option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 58-65-4.
Texas is covering 39.7% of the time as the visitor, having gone 25-38-0 straight up.
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox are covering 49.2% of the time at Guaranteed Rate Field, going 30-31-0 SU.
The White Sox have been a good Under option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 58-62-5.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/20/2019 Nomar Mazara RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
8/19/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/19/2019 Joey Gallo CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/19/2019 Adrian Sampson SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
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 63-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn has a 14-8 record with an earned run average of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.22 this season. He has 187 strikeouts over his 165 innings pitched and he's given up 155 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 499 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 477 hitters and walked 213 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 4.97. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,201 base hits and 629 earned runs. They have allowed 186 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 457 batters and struck out 1,099. 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 4.76.
As a team Texas is hitting .251, good for 17th in the league. The Rangers hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 121 hits this season in 450 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .471 and an OPS+ of 113. Elvis Andrus is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .320. He has totaled 133 hits and he has driven in 58 men in 471 at bats. His OPS+ is 84 while his slugging percentage is at .408. The Rangers have 1,102 hits, including 245 doubles and 180 home runs. Texas has walked 434 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,266 times as a unit. They have left 858 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 5.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 653 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 57-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.93, Dylan Cease has a 2-6 record and a 1.57 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 44 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 48 hits. He's allowing 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.87. 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 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,137 base knocks and 595 earned runs this season. They have given up 184 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 450 hitters and struck out 1,001 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.91.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .332 with an OBP of .354. He has 121 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 364 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .503 with an OPS+ of 125. Jose Abreu is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 139 hits in 503 at bats while driving in 96 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .499. The White Sox as a unit have 1,091 base hits, including 190 doubles and 137 homers. Chicago has walked 290 times this year and they have struck out on 1,197 occasions. They have had 815 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4.22 runs per game and totaled 532 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox (+130)
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