Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 4/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+102) Boston (-112)
Tanner Houck and the Boston Red Sox (9-4, 1st in AL East) play the Chicago White Sox (6-7, 3rd in AL Central) at Fenway Park on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has the White Sox priced at +102 and the Red Sox are at -112. The over/under opens at 9. The starting pitchers will be Dallas Keuchel and Tanner Houck.
Chicago is slugging .367 and have struck out 116 times, while being walked on 60 occasions. They have amassed 57 RBI's and 103 base knocks on the year, and their batting average sits at .233. The White Sox have accumulated 18 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 13 balls out of the park. They have racked up 65 runs scored and hold an OBP of .337. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are putting up 5.0 runs per outing, which has them at 8th in baseball.
White Sox pitchers have conceded 10 home runs and also 49 runs in total (9th in baseball). They have walked 38 hitters and their FIP is 2.92 as a team on the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.74 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.06. The White Sox hold a team ERA of 3.13 for the year (7th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 142 batters.
White Sox pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 17 times and also have had 19 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have notched 4 holds so far this year (17th in MLB). The White Sox relievers have recorded a save rate of 16.7% and has come into the game in 11 save situations. They have tallied 1 save for the season and have blown 5 of 6 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 25 runners on the season and 24.0% of those runners crossed the plate. The White Sox have sent 37 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
Keuchel has taken the hill for 1,379 innings and has earned 1,087 K's so far in his career. His earned run average is 3.62 (555 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.254. He has surrendered 1,324 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 406 walks. Keuchel (90-73 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.79 while going up against 5,743 hitters in the major leagues.
The Red Sox hold a slugging percentage of .456 and they score 5.77 runs per contest (2nd in baseball). They have put up 34 doubles, while walking 37 times as well as putting up 75 runs. Boston has hit 16 HRs this season and 66 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 111 occasions (20th in baseball) and have tallied 123 hits. The Boston Red Sox have tallied an on-base percentage of .337 and a team batting average of .273 so far this year.
The Boston pitching staff have surrendered 52 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 3.57 (46 earned runs conceded). They have yielded 7 long balls and they yield 4.03 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league). The Red Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.318 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.37 as a pitching staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.29 (119 strikeouts against 52 walks). They come in at 18th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 101.
Sitting with 10 save situations, the Red Sox have amassed 6 holds and also 1 blown save. Boston has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 4 save chances and they have come away with 3 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 17 times in high leverage situations and also on 13 occasions with runners on base. Boston relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.8% out of their 19 inherited runners. They rank 9th in the league with a save rate of 75.0%, and they have sent 47 relievers to the mound on the year.
During his MLB career, Houck has surrendered 13 base hits while tallying 31 strikeouts in 23 innings pitched. Houck (3-1 record in his career) is the owner of a 1.17 ERA while giving up 5.1 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 3 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.000 and being the owner of a FIP of 2.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.10 and he has gone up against 89 batters during his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Boston (-112) and under 9 runs
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