Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 7/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Friday, July 2, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-185) Detroit (+145)
Casey Mize and the Detroit Tigers (36-45, 3rd in AL Central) host the Chicago White Sox (47-32, 1st in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Friday. The White Sox open this matchup at -185 while the Tigers are priced at +145. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Lance Lynn and Casey Mize.
As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are recording 4.9 runs per game, which has them at 6th in MLB. They have earned a total of 388 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .336. The White Sox have tallied 126 doubles as a team and have hit 78 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 360 runs batted in and 642 base knocks this season, while their batting average sits at .251. Chicago is slugging .402 and have struck out 694 times, while being walked on 304 occasions.
The White Sox hold a team ERA of 3.48 for the year (6th in MLB), and they have struck out 776 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.37 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.19. White Sox pitchers have allowed 89 home runs in addition to 296 total runs (4th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 230 opposing players and their FIP is 3.70 as a team for the year.
The White Sox have dispatched 230 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 110 runners over the course of the season and 32.7% of those runners crossed home plate. They have compiled 23 saves for the season and have blown 14 out of their 37 chances to get a save. The White Sox relievers have a save percentage of 62.2% and stepped onto the hill in 79 save situations. The relievers have a total of 39 holds on the year (12th in MLB). White Sox pitchers have come into the game with players on base 66 times in addition to having 75 appearances in high leverage situations.
The White Sox have turned 69.5% of balls in play into outs in their 6,108 innings, which has them sitting at 17th in the majors. The Chicago White Sox have accumulated 2,036 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 582 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .980 which has them sitting 30th in baseball, and they have turned 537 double plays.
Lynn has taken the ball for 1,505 frames and is sitting with 1,505 punch outs so far in his MLB career. Lynn (111-74 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.59 while going up against 6,364 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.49 (584 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.275. He has allowed 1,367 base knocks (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 552 walks.
Detroit has accumulated 86 home runs so far this season as well as 313 runs batted in. They have tallied 107 two-baggers, while taking a walk 258 times and notching 324 runs. The Detroit Tigers hold an OBP of .305 in addition to a team batting average of .234 so far this season. The Tigers have a team slugging % of .384 and they have an average of 4.00 runs per contest (26th in baseball). They have struck out on 799 occasions (2nd in MLB) and have notched a total of 620 hits.
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.373 and have a FIP of 4.56 as a unit this year. They rank 22nd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 677. The Detroit pitching staff have given up 393 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.56 (355 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.29 (649 strikeouts vs 284 bases on balls). They have surrendered 98 dingers and they relinquish 5.05 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball).
Detroit has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 27 save opportunities and they have tallied 17 saves. They are ranked 16th in the league holding a save rate of 63.0%, and they have sent 275 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this year. Their relief pitchers have come in 75 times in high leverage situations and on 72 occasions with runners on base. Detroit relievers hold an inherited score rate of 33.3% out of their 111 inherited base runners. With 67 save situations, the Tigers have amassed 38 holds in addition to 10 blown saves.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 69 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (21st in baseball). The Tigers have racked up 715 assists, 50 errors and have a tally of 2,100 putouts on the season. In their 6,300 innings on the field, the Tigers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (20th in baseball).
Mize (5-7 record in his career) has earned a 4.32 earned run average while allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.49 and he has faced 492 hitters in his MLB career. He has allowed 56 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.217 and a FIP of 5.1. During his MLB career, Mize has surrendered 103 base knocks and he has 97 K's in 116 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-185)
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