Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-172) Detroit (+135)
Tyler Alexander 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 Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have the White Sox priced at -172 and the Tigers are at +135. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Dallas Keuchel and Tyler Alexander.
The White Sox have tallied 251 two-baggers as a team and have hit 174 balls out of the park. Chicago is slugging .420 and have struck out 1,284 times, while being walked on 540 occasions. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 5.0 runs per contest, which puts them at 6th in the league. They have accounted for 702 RBI's as well as 1,257 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .255. They have earned a total of 738 runs scored and hold an OBP of .335.
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The White Sox have an earned run average of 3.75 this year (5th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,475 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.25 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.20. White Sox pitchers have relinquished 173 home runs and also 593 total runs (4th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 454 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.78 as a team for the year.
White Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the game with players on base 123 times and also have had 142 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 84 holds over the course of the season (9th in the league). The White Sox bullpen have earned a save percentage of 61.9% and stepped onto the hill in 151 save situations. They have compiled 39 saves for the year and have not converted 24 out of their 63 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 187 base runners on the campaign and 33.7% of those runners earned a run for their team. The White Sox have sent 464 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
The White Sox have transformed 69.7% of balls in play into outs out of 11,649 innings, which has them sitting 15th in MLB. The Chicago White Sox have a total of 3,883 putouts this year, in addition to 1,114 assists and 90 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which has them sitting 26th in baseball, and they have twisted 1,017 double plays.
Keuchel has taken the mound for 1,516 innings and is sitting with 1,168 punch outs during his MLB career. Keuchel (98-82 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.92 while he has gone up against 6,346 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.76 (633 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.274. He has conceded 1,478 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 454 walks.
The Tigers have a team slugging percentage of .402 and they have an average of 4.33 runs per game (20th in the league). They have tallied 214 doubles, while taking a walk 448 times and scoring 650 runs. Detroit is sitting with 174 long balls on the year as well as 628 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,417 occasions (4th in the league) and are sitting with 1,196 base knocks. The Detroit Tigers hold an on-base percentage of .305 in addition to a team batting average of .240 on the season.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.364 in addition to having a FIP of 4.61 as a squad for the season. They come in at 21st in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,267. The Detroit pitching staff have yielded 706 runs this season while having a team ERA of 4.35 (635 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.23 (1,176 strikeouts vs 527 free passes). They have conceded 188 dingers and they give up 4.83 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league).
With 137 save situations, the Tigers have 74 holds and also 21 blown saves. Detroit has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 58 save chances and they have tallied 37 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 157 times in high leverage situations and also on 142 occasions with runners on. Detroit bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 37.4% out of their 214 inherited runners. They are ranked 11th in the league with a save percentage of 63.8%, and they have dispatched 538 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 125 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (11th in professional baseball). The Tigers have accrued 1,383 assists, 78 errors and have accumulated 3,947 putouts for the season. In 11,841 innings on the diamond, the Tigers have a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (13th in professional baseball).
Alexander (5-10 mark in his career) holds a 4.32 earned run average and has given up 9.9 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.00 and he has gone up against 769 opposing batters so far in his career. He has surrendered a total of 86 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.316 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. During his pro baseball career, Alexander has surrendered 197 hits while he has tallied 156 punch outs in 179 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-172)
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