Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+135) Chicago (-172)
Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox (80-63, 2nd in AL East) go to Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (81-60, 1st in AL Central). The Red Sox open this contest at +135 while the White Sox are priced at -172. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Chris Sale and Lance Lynn.
Boston is slugging .447 and have been called out on strikes 1,214 times, while drawing a walk on 444 occasions. They have 682 RBI's and 1,262 base knocks this season, and their batting average comes in at .261. The Red Sox have hit 293 doubles as a team and have hit 190 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 721 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .327. As a team, the Boston Red Sox are notching 5.0 runs/g, which has them sitting at 4th in the league.
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Red Sox pitchers have allowed 158 home runs and also 669 total runs (19th in baseball). They have walked 482 batters and their FIP is 4.01 as a unit this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.77 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.39. The Red Sox have an ERA of 4.36 on the year (17th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,334 batters.
Red Sox pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 152 times and also have had 168 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 82 holds on the season (7th in MLB). The Red Sox relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 153 save situations. They have accumulated 44 saves on the campaign and have not converted 22 out of their 66 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 237 runners on the year and 30.4% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Red Sox have dispatched 481 relievers to the mound this year.
The Boston Red Sox have earned 3,748 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,255 assists and 97 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .981 which has them sitting 28th in baseball, and have earned 985 double plays. The Red Sox have transformed 65.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 11,244 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 30th in professional baseball.
Sale has thrown 1,654 innings and is sitting with 2,037 strikeouts in his MLB career. Sale (112-73 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 2.92 while going up against 6,653 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.02 (555 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.040. He has surrendered 1,341 hits (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 380 free passes.
Chicago has accounted for 166 long balls so far this year as well as 663 runs batted in. They have tallied 229 doubles, while getting a free base 507 times and racking up 698 runs. The Chicago White Sox have accumulated an on-base percentage of .334 and a team batting average of .254 this season. The White Sox have a SLG% of .419 and they average 4.95 runs per contest (6th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 1,219 occasions (16th in the league) and have a total of 1,185 base knocks.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.197 with a FIP of 3.81 as a pitching staff so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.28 (1,386 strikeouts vs 422 free passes). They are sitting at 3rd in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,041. They have yielded 167 home runs and they allow 4.15 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have yielded 564 runs this season while having an ERA of 3.78 (513 earned runs conceded).
Chicago has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 61 save opportunities and they have tallied 39 saves. They are currently ranked 11th in baseball holding a save rate of 63.9%, and they have sent 432 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 135 times in high leverage situations and also on 118 occasions with runners on base. Chicago relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.1% out of their 182 inherited base runners. Sitting with 147 save situations, the White Sox have accrued 82 holds in addition to 22 blown saves.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 86 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (27th in pro baseball). The White Sox have recorded 1,042 assists, 85 errors and have accumulated 3,667 putouts for the season. Out of their 11,001 innings played, the White Sox have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (11th in MLB).
During his pro baseball career, Lynn has surrendered 1,416 hits while tallying 1,567 K's in 1,562 frames. He has conceded 605 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.272 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.74 and he has gone up against 6,605 hitters so far in his career. Lynn (114-75 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.49 earned run average and has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston (+135)
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