Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 8/7/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-155) Texas (+135)
The Chicago White Sox (54-52) are on their way to Globe Life Field on Sunday where they will play the Texas Rangers (47-59). The odds on this game have Chicago at -155 while Texas opens at +135. The over/under has been set at 9. The men taking the mound will be Lucas Giolito and Spencer Howard.
Chicago has a slugging percentage of .386 and have struck out 822 times, while being walked on 252 occasions. They have earned 436 RBI's and 949 base knocks this year, while their team batting average comes in at .258. The White Sox have hit 181 doubles as a team and have smacked 92 balls out of the park. They have tallied 458 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .312. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 4.3 runs/g, which has them at 17th in MLB.
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The White Sox have compiled a team ERA of 3.89 so far this season (15th in the league), and the staff has rung up 958 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 366 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.91 as a team this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.62 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.31. White Sox pitchers have yielded 115 home runs and 468 runs in total (19th in the league).
The White Sox bullpen have recorded a save rate of 66.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 122 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 126 runners on the year and 38.1% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. White Sox relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 91 times and also have had 110 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have sent 364 relievers to the mound for the season. The bullpen have accumulated 74 holds so far this season (3rd in baseball). They have accumulated 31 saves for the year and have blown 16 out of their 47 save chances.
The Chicago White Sox have 2,850 putouts for the season, in addition to 874 assists and 67 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which is 26th in professional baseball, and have 83 double plays. The White Sox have converted 68.7% of balls in play into outs in their 8,550 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 22nd in baseball.
Giolito has taken the ball for 769 frames and has accounted for 811 punch outs during his MLB career. Giolito (49-44 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.31 while he has gone up against 3,209 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.31 (368 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.233. He has given up 658 base knocks (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 290 free passes.
Texas has compiled 131 home runs this year to go along with 445 RBIs. They have hit 150 two-baggers, while taking a walk 301 times and notching 471 runs. The Texas Rangers are sitting with an on-base percentage of .300 as well as a team batting average of .239 for the season. The Rangers hold a slugging % of .396 and they score 4.44 runs per game (14th in MLB). They have struck out on 930 instances (7th in the league) and have a total of 861 base hits.
The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.312 in addition to having a FIP of 4.12 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.34 (874 strikeouts vs 374 free passes). They rank 16th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 863. They have given up 110 dingers and they surrender 4.52 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball). The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 474 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.08 (428 earned runs conceded).
Texas has called on relievers to take the mound in 42 save chances and they have walked away with 24 saves. They are currently ranked 25th in baseball with a save percentage of 57.1%, and they have dispatched 360 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 121 times in high leverage situations in addition to 87 occasions with runners on. Texas bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.6% out of their 133 inherited runners. Sitting with 97 save situations, the Rangers have compiled 55 holds in addition to 18 blown saves.
The Texas Rangers have turned 89 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in the majors). The Rangers have accrued 987 assists, 65 errors and have a total of 2,829 putouts this year. Out of their 8,487 innings on the diamond, the Rangers have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (17th in professional baseball).
During his career, Howard has allowed 125 hits while he has accumulated 104 K's in 108 innings pitched. Howard (3-10 career mark) is the owner of a 6.90 ERA while giving up 10.4 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 83 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.625 and having a FIP of 5.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.04 and he has faced 501 batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (+135)
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