Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+155) Chicago (-200)
Dylan Cease and the Chicago White Sox (80-60, 1st in AL Central) host the Boston Red Sox (80-62, 2nd in AL East) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday. The White Sox open this game at -200 while the Red Sox are priced at +155. The total opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Garrett Richards and Dylan Cease.
As a squad, the Boston Red Sox are notching 5.1 runs per outing, which has them at 4th in MLB. They are sitting with 718 runs while having a team OBP of .328. The Red Sox have accrued 293 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 189 baseballs out of the park. They have 679 runs batted in in addition to 1,254 base knocks this season, while their batting average is .261. Boston is slugging .448 and have been called out on strikes 1,203 times, while drawing a walk on 442 occasions.
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The Red Sox have a team earned run average of 4.37 this year (17th in MLB), and they have rung up 1,327 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.79 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.39. Red Sox pitchers have allowed 157 home runs and 665 total runs (19th in the league). They have walked 476 opposing players and their FIP is 3.99 as a unit this season.
The Red Sox have sent 476 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 233 runners so far this season and 30.9% of those players crossed home plate. They have earned 44 saves on the campaign and have blown 22 out of their 66 chances to get a save. The Red Sox relief pitchers have a save percentage of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 153 save situations. The bullpen have racked up 82 holds on the year (6th in baseball). Red Sox bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 150 times as well as having 168 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Boston Red Sox have earned 3,724 putouts on the year, as well as 1,244 assists and 96 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .981 which ranks 28th in MLB, and they have turned 979 double plays. The Red Sox have transformed 65.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 11,172 innings on the diamond, ranking them 30th in the majors.
Richards has thrown 931 innings and has accumulated 809 punch outs thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.77 (390 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.299. He has surrendered 865 base hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) with 344 walks. Richards (54-48 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.82 while he has faced 3,946 batters in the majors.
Chicago has 165 home runs this year as well as 659 runs batted in. They have 229 doubles, while taking a walk 501 times as well as putting up 694 runs. The Chicago White Sox have a team OBP of .334 and a batting average of .255 on the campaign. The White Sox have a team SLG% of .420 and they average 4.96 runs per game (6th in the league). They have struck out on 1,212 occasions (16th in baseball) and have notched a total of 1,179 base knocks.
The Chicago pitching staff have relinquished 561 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.78 (510 earned runs allowed). They have conceded 166 HR's and they relinquish 4.16 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball). The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.198 with a FIP of 3.82 as a staff this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.27 (1,375 strikeouts against 420 free passes). They come in at 3rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,033.
Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 60 save chances and they have come away with 38 saves. They rank 11th in MLB with a save percentage of 63.3%, and they have dispatched 426 relievers to the mound on the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 131 times in high leverage situations and also on 116 occasions with runners on. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.6% of 179 inherited runners. With 141 save situations, the White Sox have 77 holds in addition to 22 blown saves.
Out of their 10,920 innings on the field, the White Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (12th in pro baseball). The Chicago White Sox have turned 86 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (27th in baseball). The White Sox have accrued 1,035 assists, 84 errors and have earned 3,640 putouts for the year.
Cease (20-18 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 4.40 earned run average while surrendering 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.52 and he has gone up against 1,214 opposing hitters so far in his career. He has given up 137 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.354 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. So far in his career, Cease has conceded 251 hits while he has totaled 322 K's in 280 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston (+155)
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