Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 8/6/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-125) Texas (+105)
The Texas Rangers (47-58) welcome the Chicago White Sox (53-52) at Globe Life Field on Saturday. The line on this contest has Chicago at -125 while Texas is priced at +105. The betting total comes in at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Michael Kopech and Dane Dunning.
Chicago is slugging .387 and have been called out on strikes 810 times, while drawing a walk on 251 occasions. They have 434 RBI's and 943 hits on the season, while their team batting average is at .258. The White Sox have hit 180 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 91 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 456 runs while having a team OBP of .313. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are putting up 4.3 runs per game, which is 17th in the league.
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The White Sox have compiled a team ERA of 3.92 on the season (16th in the league), and the staff has rung up 949 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.62 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.32. White Sox pitchers have relinquished 115 home runs in addition to 467 total runs (19th in baseball). They have walked 362 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.92 as a unit over the course of the season.
The White Sox have dispatched 361 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 126 runners on the year and 38.1% of them earned a run for their team. They have recorded 30 saves for the year and have not converted 16 of their 46 chances to get a save. The White Sox bullpen have recorded a save rate of 65.2% and stepped onto the hill in 119 save situations. The relievers have earned 72 holds for the season (4th in MLB). White Sox pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 91 times and also have had 107 appearances in high leverage situations.
The White Sox have turned 68.5% of baseballs in play into outs in their 8,469 innings, which has them sitting at 25th in MLB. The Chicago White Sox have a total of 2,823 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 869 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .982 which ranks 27th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 83 double plays.
Kopech has taken the hill for 179 innings and has earned 199 punch outs during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.42 (68 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.196. He has given up 142 base knocks (7.1 hits per nine innings) and has 72 free passes. Kopech (9-11 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.07 while he has faced 745 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Texas Rangers have accumulated an OBP of .301 and a batting average of .240 so far this season. They have been rung up on 921 occasions (8th in MLB) and are sitting with 858 base hits. Texas has a total of 131 HRs for the season as well as 444 runs batted in. The Rangers have a slugging percentage of .399 and they have an average of 4.48 runs per outing (11th in the league). They have 150 doubles, while taking a walk 297 times and earning 470 runs.
The Texas pitching staff have given up 472 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 4.10 (426 earned runs yielded). They have relinquished 109 long balls and they allow 4.55 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball). The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.317 and have a FIP of 4.14 as a team on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.31 (862 strikeouts vs 373 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 16th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 857.
Texas has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 42 save opportunities and they have walked away with 24 saves. They rank 25th in the league with a save percentage of 57.1%, and they have sent 358 relievers onto the field so far this season. Their relievers have come in 121 times in high leverage situations and also on 87 occasions with base runners. Texas relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 31.6% out of their 133 inherited runners. Sitting with 97 save situations, the Rangers have amassed 55 holds and 18 blown saves.
The Texas Rangers have gotten 88 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in baseball). The Rangers have racked up 981 assists, 65 errors and have earned 2,802 putouts this season. In 8,406 innings played, the Rangers hold a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (18th in pro baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Dunning has allowed 261 base hits while totaling 242 strikeouts in 258 innings. Dunning (8-16 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.35 ERA and has given up 9.1 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 125 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.394 and having a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.44 and he has gone up against 1,121 hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (+105)
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