Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+130) Chicago (-167)
Tanner Houck and the Boston Red Sox (80-62, 2nd in AL East) head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (80-59, 1st in AL Central). The odds on this game have the Red Sox priced at +130 and the White Sox are at -167. The O/U opens at 8. The men taking the mound will be Tanner Houck and Carlos Rodon.
As a squad, the Boston Red Sox are putting up 5.1 runs per outing, which is 4th in baseball. They are sitting with 718 runs and hold an OBP of .328. The Red Sox have hit 293 doubles as a team and have smacked 189 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accrued 679 RBI's and 1,254 base knocks this year, and their batting average sits at .261. Boston is slugging .448 and have been called out on strikes 1,203 times, while being walked on 442 occasions.
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The Red Sox have compiled a team earned run average of 4.37 so far this season (17th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,327 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.79 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.39. Red Sox pitchers have surrendered 157 home runs in addition to 665 runs in total (19th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 476 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.00 as a unit so far this year.
Red Sox pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 150 times as well as having 168 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have accumulated 82 holds this year (5th in baseball). The Red Sox relief pitchers have a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 153 save situations. They have recorded 44 saves on the season and have blown 22 of their 66 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 233 runners this season with 30.9% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Red Sox have dispatched 476 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year.
The Red Sox have converted 65.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 11,172 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 30th in professional baseball. The Boston Red Sox are sitting with 3,724 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,244 assists and 96 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .981 which has them ranked 28th in the majors, and they have turned 979 double plays.
Houck has pitched in 66 frames and has accumulated 83 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 2.57 (19 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.080. He has conceded 51 hits (6.9 hits per nine innings) with 21 free passes. Houck (3-3 career record) sits with a FIP of 2.68 while he has faced 269 hitters in the major leagues.
The White Sox have a team slugging % of .420 and they earn 4.99 runs per contest (6th in baseball). They have hit 227 two-baggers, while taking a walk 500 times and putting up 693 runs. Chicago is sitting with 165 home runs for the season to go along with 658 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,203 occasions (18th in MLB) and have accounted for 1,171 base hits. The Chicago White Sox have recorded an on-base percentage of .334 as well as a batting average of .255 this year.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.198 and have a FIP of 3.83 as a unit on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.28 (1,367 strikeouts vs 417 bases on balls). They sit at 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,027. They have allowed 166 home runs and they relinquish 4.17 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball). The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 558 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.80 (509 earned runs relinquished).
Sitting with 141 save situations, the White Sox have earned 77 holds and also 22 blown saves. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 60 save chances and they have come away with 38 saves. Their relievers have come in 131 times in high leverage situations and on 116 occasions with runners on. Chicago relievers have an inherited score percentage of 34.6% out of their 179 inherited runners. They rank 11th in MLB with a save rate of 63.3%, and they have sent 423 relievers to the hill on the year.
In 10,848 innings on the field, the White Sox have a efficiency on defense of 69.9% (12th in the majors). The Chicago White Sox have turned 86 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (26th in professional baseball). The White Sox have accrued 1,026 assists, 83 errors and have a tally of 3,616 putouts on the season.
During his pro baseball career, Rodon has allowed 594 hits while he has earned 693 punch outs in 656 frames. He has conceded a total of 279 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.306 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.63 and he has gone up against 2,807 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Rodon (40-38 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.83 ERA while giving up 8.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (-167)
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