Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 6/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Friday, June 11, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-208) Detroit (+160)
Tarik Skubal and the Detroit Tigers (25-36, 4th in AL Central) play the Chicago White Sox (37-24, 1st in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Friday. The Tigers open this matchup at +160 while the White Sox are coming in at -208. The over/under is set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Lucas Giolito and Tarik Skubal.
The White Sox have accounted for 92 doubles as a squad and have knocked 61 balls out of the park. Chicago has a slugging rate of .406 and have been called out on strikes 539 times, while taking a walk on 236 occasions. As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 4.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 5th in the league. They have 278 RBI's as well as 499 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate is at .253. They have notched a total of 299 runs and hold an OBP of .340.
The White Sox are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.25 over the course of the season (4th in MLB), and they have rung up 602 batters. They have walked 171 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.50 as a team so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.52 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.16. White Sox pitchers have given up 63 long balls and 213 runs in total (2nd in the league).
The White Sox relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 59.3% and has entered the game in 57 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 95 runners so far this year with 31.6% of them crossed home plate. White Sox pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 55 times and also have had 60 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have sent 175 relievers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen have earned 27 holds over the course of the season (17th in the league). They have compiled 16 saves for the year and have not converted 11 of their 27 save opportunities.
The Chicago White Sox have a total of 1,564 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 451 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .979 which ranks 30th in professional baseball, and have earned 416 double plays. The White Sox have turned 69.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 4,692 innings, which has them sitting 17th in the majors.
Giolito has thrown 558 innings and has accounted for 582 strikeouts during his career. Giolito (36-34 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.46 while he has faced 2,334 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.37 (271 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.214. He has conceded 455 base knocks (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has 223 free passes.
The Detroit Tigers have compiled an OBP of .295 as well as a batting average of .227 this year. They have been rung up on 620 instances (2nd in baseball) and have recorded 453 base hits. Detroit has accumulated 62 home runs on the season and 222 runs batted in. The Tigers hold a team slugging percentage of .370 and they are recording 3.74 runs per outing (29th in baseball). They have 73 two-baggers, while taking a walk 184 times and notching 228 runs.
The Tigers have a WHIP of 1.336 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.47 as a squad for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.31 (504 strikeouts against 218 bases on balls). They come in at 19th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 489. They have relinquished 73 HR's and they relinquish 4.88 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB). The Detroit pitching staff have yielded 287 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.36 (256 earned runs relinquished).
Detroit relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 35.3% out of their 85 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 59 times in high leverage situations and on 54 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 54 save situations, the Tigers have tallied 30 holds and also 9 blown saves. They sit at 18th in the league with a save rate of 59.1%, and they have sent 202 relievers to the mound so far this season. Detroit has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 22 save chances and they have earned 13 saves.
Out of their 4,761 innings played, the Tigers have a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (14th in MLB). The Detroit Tigers have turned 51 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (21st in baseball). The Tigers have 532 assists, 38 errors and have earned 1,587 putouts over the course of the season.
In his MLB career, Skubal has surrendered 80 hits and he has 105 K's in 86 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 46 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.360 and a FIP of 5.5. His K/BB ratio is 2.84 and he has gone up against 374 batters in his pro baseball career. Skubal (4-11 career record) has earned a 4.81 earned run average while giving up 8.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-208)
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