Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 7/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-147) Detroit (+115)
Dallas Keuchel and the Chicago White Sox (48-32, 1st in AL Central) go to Comerica Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Detroit Tigers (36-45, 3rd in AL Central). The odds on this contest have the White Sox coming in at -147 and the Tigers are at +115. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Dallas Keuchel and Tarik Skubal.
The White Sox have recorded 129 doubles as a team and have hit 80 baseballs out of the park. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .406 and have been called out on strikes 696 times, while taking a walk on 306 occasions. As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 5.0 runs per outing, which ranks them 6th in MLB. They have accrued 368 runs batted in in addition to 657 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is .253. They are sitting with 396 runs and hold an OBP of .338.
The White Sox have an ERA of 3.50 on the season (6th in the league), and the staff has struck out 788 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.34 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.19. White Sox pitchers have surrendered 89 home runs and 301 total runs (5th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 236 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.69 as a team on the campaign.
White Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 67 times as well as having 76 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 41 holds this season (11th in MLB). The White Sox relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 62.2% and stepped onto the hill in 81 save situations. They have recorded 23 saves so far this year and have blown 14 of 37 save chances. The relievers have inherited 112 runners over the course of the season with 32.1% of those players earned a run for their team. The White Sox have dispatched 235 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
The Chicago White Sox have accumulated 2,063 putouts on the campaign, as well as 588 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .979 which is 30th in baseball, and have a total of 542 double plays. The White Sox have transformed 69.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 6,189 innings on the field, which ranks them 19th in the majors.
Keuchel has taken the mound for 1,451 innings and is sitting with 1,131 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Keuchel (96-75 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.82 while going up against 6,049 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.61 (583 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.258. He has allowed 1,400 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 426 walks.
The Tigers hold a team SLG% of .384 and they are earning 4.00 runs per outing (26th in MLB). They have recorded 107 doubles, while getting a free base 258 times as well as notching 324 runs. Detroit has knocked in 86 HRs this year to go along with 313 RBIs. They have struck out on 799 occasions (2nd in baseball) and have accounted for 620 base knocks. The Detroit Tigers are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .305 and a team batting average of .234 for the year.
The Detroit pitching staff have yielded 393 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.56 (355 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 98 homers and they yield 5.05 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.373 in addition to having a FIP of 4.56 as a unit over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.29 (649 strikeouts vs 284 walks). They are sitting at 21st in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 677.
Detroit relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 33.3% of 111 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 75 times in high leverage situations in addition to 72 occasions with runners on base. With 67 save situations, the Tigers have compiled 38 holds and 10 blown saves. They rank 16th in the league with a save rate of 63.0%, and they have sent 275 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season. Detroit has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 27 save opportunities and they have recorded 17 saves.
Out of their 6,300 innings on the diamond, the Tigers have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.0% (20th in professional baseball). The Detroit Tigers have turned 69 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (20th in the majors). The Tigers have recorded 715 assists, 50 errors and have accumulated 2,100 putouts so far this year.
Skubal (5-11 mark in his career) has a 4.51 ERA and has conceded 8.0 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.79 and he has faced 472 batters during his MLB career. He has given up 55 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.322 and a FIP of 5.2. So far in his MLB career, Skubal has surrendered 98 hits while accumulating 131 punch outs in 109 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+115)
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