Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox MLB Tips 8/25/2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brock Burke vs. Reynaldo Lopez
Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox (59-69, 3rd in AL Central) host the Texas Rangers (63-67, 3rd in AL West) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday, August 25, 2019. The moneyline on this matchup has the Rangers coming in at +119 and the White Sox are at -129. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Rangers have been a less than ideal pick for baseball bettors, having gone 63-67-0 SU. The White Sox are covering 46.1% of the time, going 59-69-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a hot and cold Over option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 60-66-4.
The Rangers are covering 38.5% of the time as the away team, having gone 25-40-0 straight up.
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox are covering 50.8% of the time at Guaranteed Rate Field, going 32-31-0 SU.
The White Sox have been a hot and cold Over option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 59-64-5.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/23/2019 Jeffrey Springs RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/23/2019 Jesse Chavez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/23/2019 Hunter Pence DH Back Probable for Aug 24
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
8/5/2019 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
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/23/2019 Eloy Jimenez LF Hip Probable for Aug 24
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 63-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brock Burke has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 1.00 this season. He has 4 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He's allowed 6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 500 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 479 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 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,223 base hits and 642 earned runs. They have allowed 189 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 460 batters and struck out 1,113. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.76.
As a team Texas is hitting .249, good for 19th in the league. The Rangers hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .319. He has 135 hits this season in 479 at bats with 59 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .411 and an OPS+ of 84. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 121 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 454 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .467. The Rangers have 1,109 hits, including 246 doubles and 182 home runs. Texas has walked 436 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,289 times as a unit. They have left 863 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 5.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 657 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 59-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.25, Reynaldo Lopez has a 7-11 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 132 strikeouts over the 147.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 164 hits. He's allowing 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 419 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 397 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 4.83. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,145 base knocks and 601 earned runs this season. They have given up 186 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 452 hitters and struck out 1,024 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 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 4.88.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .315. He has 141 hits this year along with 98 RBI in 510 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 .354. He has collected 124 hits in 373 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .499. The White Sox as a unit have 1,113 base hits, including 197 doubles and 140 homers. Chicago has walked 293 times this year and they have struck out on 1,211 occasions. They have had 825 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They have scored 4.27 runs per game and totaled 546 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox (-129)
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