Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 4/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Monday, April 19, 2021
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-115) Boston (+105)
Fenway Park is the venue where Nathan Eovaldi and the Boston Red Sox (10-5, 1st in AL East) will play the Chicago White Sox (7-8, 3rd in AL Central) on Monday. The line on this contest has the White Sox priced at -115 and the Red Sox are at +105. The O/U has been set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Lucas Giolito and Nathan Eovaldi.
Chicago has a slugging percentage of .363 and have been rung up 126 times, while being walked on 64 occasions. They have 61 RBI's and 112 base knocks this year, while their team batting average sits at .235. The White Sox have accrued 20 doubles as a unit and have smacked 13 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 69 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .336. As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are compiling 4.9 runs per game, which has them at 7th in MLB.
White Sox pitchers have relinquished 11 long balls in addition to 56 runs in total (9th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 44 batters and their FIP is 3.03 as a squad so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.48 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.15. The White Sox are sitting with a team ERA of 3.44 over the course of the season (8th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 153 hitters.
White Sox relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 19 times and also have had 20 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 4 holds over the course of the season (20th in MLB). The White Sox bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 16.7% and stepped onto the hill in 11 save situations. They have earned 1 save this year and have blown 5 out of their 6 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 28 runners so far this year and 28.6% of them ended up crossing the plate. The White Sox have sent 40 relievers to the hill so far this year.
Giolito has pitched in 506 frames and is sitting with 521 K's during his pro baseball career. Giolito (32-29 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.41 while he has gone up against 2,116 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.37 (246 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.212. He has allowed 410 base hits (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 204 free passes.
The Boston Red Sox hold an on-base percentage of .346 and a batting average of .281 this year. They have struck out on 122 occasions (22nd in MLB) and have a total of 136 hits. Boston has hit 17 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 73 RBIs. The Red Sox have a SLG% of .463 and they are scoring 5.86 runs per outing (3rd in the league). They have tallied 37 doubles, while walking 43 times as well as putting up 82 runs.
The Red Sox have a WHIP of 1.327 in addition to having a FIP of 3.31 as a staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.30 (129 strikeouts vs 56 walks). They are currently ranked 13th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 110. They have given up 7 home runs and they allow 4.03 runs per 9 innings (7th in MLB). The Boston pitching staff have given up 56 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.53 (49 earned runs yielded).
Boston has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 4 save chances and they have walked away with 3 saves. They rank 8th in baseball holding a save rate of 75.0%, and they have sent 51 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this year. Their relief pitchers have come in 18 times in high leverage situations in addition to 13 occasions with runners on. Boston relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 36.8% out of their 19 inherited runners. Sitting with 10 save situations, the Red Sox have recorded 6 holds in addition to 1 blown save.
In his pro baseball career, Eovaldi has surrendered 1,022 hits while he has accumulated 776 strikeouts in 983 innings. Eovaldi (52-57 career mark) has a 4.23 earned run average while allowing 9.4 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 462 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.349 and a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.54 and he has gone up against 4,197 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (-115)
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