Chicago White Sox @ Texas Rangers Matchup Preview - August 4th, 2022

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Chicago White Sox Insights

  • The Chicago White Sox outfield defense grades out as the worst of all teams on the slate.

  • THE BAT X projects Tim Anderson as the 4th-best batter in MLB as it relates to his batting average skill.

  • The Chicago White Sox bullpen projects as the 6th-best in Major League Baseball, according to THE BAT.

Texas Rangers Insights

  • Cole Ragans has been given a below-average leash this year, throwing 6.8 fewer adjusted pitches-per-game than the average starter.

  • Josh Smith has primarily hit in the top-half of the batting order this year (53% of the time), but he is projected to bat 8th in the batting order in this matchup.

  • Josh Smith hits a lot of his flyballs to center field (39.4% — 95th percentile) and faces the league's 6th-deepest CF fences today.

Betting Trends

  • The Texas Rangers have hit the Run Line in 52 of their last 87 games (+15.90 Units / 14% ROI)

  • The Chicago White Sox have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 50 of their last 94 games (+9.95 Units / 10% ROI)

  • Andrew Vaughn has hit the RBIs Over in 5 of his last 7 away games (+5.90 Units / 84% ROI)