Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 4/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+100) Boston (-119)
Dallas Keuchel and the Chicago White Sox (6-7, 3rd in AL Central) go to Fenway Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Boston Red Sox (9-4, 1st in AL East). The line on this game has the White Sox coming in at +100 and the Red Sox are at -119. The total has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Dallas Keuchel and Tanner Houck.
Chicago has a slugging % of .367 and have been rung up 116 times, while being walked on 60 occasions. They have amassed 57 runs batted in in addition to 103 hits for the year, and their average at the plate sits at .233. The White Sox have accrued 18 two-baggers as a team and have hit 13 baseballs out of the park. They have notched a total of 65 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .337. As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are recording 5.0 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 7th in the league.
The White Sox have compiled a team earned run average of 3.13 so far this season (5th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 142 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 38 hitters and their FIP is 2.93 as a team on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.74 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.06. White Sox pitchers have allowed 10 home runs in addition to 49 runs (6th in baseball).
White Sox relief pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 17 times and also have had 19 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 4 holds this season (19th in baseball). The White Sox relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 16.7% and stepped onto the hill in 11 save situations. They have earned 1 save over the course of the season and have blown 5 out of their 6 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 25 base runners for the season with 24.0% of those players earned a run for their team. The White Sox have sent 37 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
Keuchel has pitched in 1,379 innings and has earned 1,087 strikeouts so far in his career. Keuchel (90-73 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.79 while he has faced 5,743 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.62 (555 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.254. He has given up 1,324 base knocks (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 406 walks.
Boston has accounted for 16 home runs on the year to go along with 66 runs batted in. They have 34 two-baggers, while getting a free base 37 times and recording 75 runs. The Boston Red Sox have an OBP of .337 and a batting average of .273 so far this year. The Red Sox have a SLG% of .456 and they earn 5.77 runs per contest (3rd in the league). They have struck out on 111 occasions (22nd in baseball) and have 123 base hits.
The Red Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.318 with a FIP of 3.37 as a squad this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.29 (119 strikeouts against 52 walks). They come in at 12th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 101. They have surrendered 7 home runs and they yield 4.03 runs per 9 innings (9th in MLB). The Boston pitching staff have given up 52 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 3.57 (46 earned runs allowed).
Sitting with 10 save situations, the Red Sox have amassed 6 holds in addition to 1 blown save. Boston has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 4 save chances and they have earned 3 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 17 times in high leverage situations and also on 13 occasions with base runners. Boston bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 36.8% out of their 19 inherited runners. They rank 9th in baseball with a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have sent 47 relievers onto the diamond over the course of the season.
So far in his MLB career, Houck has allowed 13 hits and he has 31 strikeouts in 23 innings pitched. Houck (3-1 record in his career) has a 1.17 ERA while allowing 5.1 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 3 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.000 and having a FIP of 2.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.10 and he has faced 89 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+100)
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