Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Monday, September 20, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-333) Detroit (+230)
Matt Manning and the Detroit Tigers (72-78, 3rd in AL Central) host the Chicago White Sox (85-64, 1st in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Monday. The odds on this game have the White Sox priced at -333 and the Tigers are at +230. The O/U opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Carlos Rodon and Matt Manning.
As a team, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 4.9 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 6th in baseball. They have accumulated 731 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .334. The White Sox have hit 248 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 173 balls out of the park. They have tallied 695 RBI's as well as 1,247 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate is sitting at .255. Chicago is slugging .420 and have been called out on strikes 1,280 times, while drawing a walk on 535 occasions.
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The White Sox hold a team ERA of 3.76 this season (6th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,468 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.25 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.20. White Sox pitchers have surrendered 173 long balls and 591 total runs (5th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 452 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.79 as a team over the course of the season.
White Sox pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 122 times and also have had 142 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have notched 84 holds over the course of the season (7th in the league). The White Sox relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 61.9% and stepped onto the hill in 151 save situations. They have earned 39 saves for the year and have blown 24 out of their 63 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 186 base runners this year with 33.9% of them ended up scoring. The White Sox have dispatched 461 relievers to the hill this season.
The White Sox have transformed 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,568 innings on the diamond, ranking them 17th in the majors. The Chicago White Sox have notched a total of 3,856 putouts for the season, as well as 1,102 assists and 90 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which puts them in 27th in MLB, and have earned 1,011 double plays.
Rodon (41-38 career record) holds a FIP of 3.96 and he has faced 2,825 hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 597 base knocks (8.1 hits per nine innings) with 263 free passes. His ERA is 3.81 (280 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.300. Rodon has pitched in 661 innings and has accounted for 700 K's during his career.
The Tigers have a team slugging % of .402 and they are recording 4.35 runs per game (20th in baseball). They have notched 213 doubles, while taking a walk 445 times as well as scoring 648 runs. Detroit has accumulated 172 HRs over the course of the season to go along with 626 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,405 occasions (4th in MLB) and have tallied 1,190 hits. The Detroit Tigers have compiled an OBP of .305 in addition to a batting average of .241 on the campaign.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.367 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.61 as a unit for the year. They are currently ranked 22nd in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,262. The Detroit pitching staff have surrendered 706 runs for the season while having an ERA of 4.38 (635 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.24 (1,172 strikeouts against 523 bases on balls). They have conceded 188 home runs and they allow 4.86 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league).
Sitting with 134 save situations, the Tigers have 72 holds and also 21 blown saves. Detroit has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 57 save chances and they have converted 36 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 155 times in high leverage situations and also on 141 occasions with runners on base. Detroit relievers have an inherited score rate of 37.6% out of their 213 inherited runners. They are ranked 12th in MLB holding a save rate of 63.2%, and they have dispatched 535 relievers onto the field so far this season.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 123 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (11th in baseball). The Tigers have 1,370 assists, 77 errors and have notched a total of 3,920 putouts on the season. Out of their 11,760 innings played, the Tigers have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (14th in pro baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Manning has allowed 86 base knocks while tallying 45 strikeouts in 72 innings. Manning (4-6 career mark) is the owner of a 5.75 earned run average and has surrendered 10.8 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 46 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.528 and a FIP of 4.6. His K/BB ratio is 1.88 and he has faced 326 hitters in his pro baseball career.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+230)
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