Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox MLB Tips 8/24/2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Guaranteed Rate Field
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Probable Pitchers: Kolby Allard vs. Ivan Nova
Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers (63-66, 3rd in AL West) go to Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (58-69, 3rd in AL Central). The line on this contest has the Rangers coming in at +123 and the White Sox are at -133. The O/U has been set at 10.
The Rangers have been less than ideal for MLB wagerers, having gone 63-66-0 SU. The White Sox cover 45.7% of the time, going 58-69-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a dicey Over choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 59-66-4.
The Rangers cover 39.1% of the time as a visitor, having gone 25-39-0 straight up.
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago covers 50.0% of the time at Guaranteed Rate Field, going 31-31-0 SU.
The White Sox have been a dicey Over choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 58-64-5.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/22/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/22/2019 Danny Santana 1B Hamstring Probable for Aug 23
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 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
8/15/2019 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
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
8/22/2019 Eloy Jimenez LF Hip Probable for Aug 23
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 63-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kolby Allard has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 6.60 and a WHIP of 1.47 this season. He has 15 strikeouts over his 15 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.88. 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 8.6 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 1,211 base hits and 634 earned runs. They have allowed 188 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 458 batters and struck out 1,101. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 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 .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .320. He has 134 hits this season in 475 at bats with 59 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .413 and an OPS+ of 85. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 121 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 451 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .470. The Rangers have 1,105 hits, including 246 doubles and 181 home runs. Texas has walked 435 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,276 times as a unit. They have left 860 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 5.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 654 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 58-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.47, Ivan Nova has a 9-9 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 91 strikeouts over the 153 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 173 hits. He's allowing 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 418 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 393 batters and walked 200 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 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 4.84. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,141 base knocks and 598 earned runs this season. They have given up 185 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 451 hitters and struck out 1,011 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.89.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .403 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. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .316. He has 140 hits this year along with 97 RBI in 506 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .498 with an OPS+ of 112. Tim Anderson is hitting .332 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 122 hits in 368 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .500. The White Sox as a unit have 1,101 base hits, including 193 doubles and 139 homers. Chicago has walked 291 times this year and they have struck out on 1,199 occasions. They have had 819 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 538 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox (-133)
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