Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-200) Detroit (+155)
Casey Mize and the Detroit Tigers (73-78, 3rd in AL Central) host the Chicago White Sox (85-65, 1st in AL Central) at Comerica Park on Wednesday. The line on this game has the White Sox priced at -200 and the Tigers are at +155. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Reynaldo Lopez and Casey Mize.
As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are putting up 4.9 runs per game, which ranks them 6th in baseball. They have accumulated 741 runs scored and hold an OBP of .334. The White Sox have earned 253 doubles as a squad and have knocked 174 balls out of the park. They have recorded 705 runs batted in and 1,262 hits on the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .254. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .419 and have struck out 1,291 times, while drawing a walk on 543 occasions.
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The White Sox hold a team earned run average of 3.75 over the course of the season (5th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,487 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.26 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.20. White Sox pitchers have yielded 173 home runs and also 597 runs in total (5th in MLB). They have walked 456 batters and their FIP sits at 3.76 as a team for the year.
The White Sox relief pitchers have a save rate of 61.9% and has come into the game in 151 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 187 runners this season with 33.7% of them crossed home plate. White Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 123 times and also have had 144 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have sent 468 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The bullpen have earned 84 holds on the year (9th in baseball). They have compiled 39 saves on the year and have blown 24 of their 63 save chances.
The Chicago White Sox have a tally of 3,907 putouts this year, as well as 1,116 assists and 91 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which ranks 27th in baseball, and have a total of 1,025 double plays. The White Sox have converted 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 11,721 innings on the field, which ranks them 15th in MLB.
Lopez has pitched in 538 innings and has tallied 463 punch outs in his career. His earned run average is 4.61 (276 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.351. He has conceded 525 hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 203 walks. Lopez (29-37 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.78 and he has gone up against 2,320 batters in the major leagues.
Detroit has knocked in 174 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 632 runs batted in. They have notched 215 doubles, while getting a free base 450 times and recording 654 runs. The Detroit Tigers have earned an on-base percentage of .304 and a batting average of .240 for the year. The Tigers hold a slugging % of .400 and they are earning 4.33 runs per contest (20th in the league). They have struck out on 1,429 instances (4th in MLB) and have a total of 1,200 hits.
The Detroit pitching staff have surrendered 709 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.34 (638 earned runs surrendered). They have relinquished 188 homers and they relinquish 4.82 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league). The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.361 in addition to having a FIP of 4.60 as a team for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.23 (1,183 strikeouts vs 530 walks). They are sitting at 19th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,272.
Detroit has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 59 save opportunities and they have converted 38 saves. They are currently ranked 9th in baseball holding a save rate of 64.4%, and they have dispatched 541 relievers to the mound so far this year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 159 times in high leverage situations and also on 142 occasions with runners on. Detroit relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 37.4% out of their 214 inherited runners. With 138 save situations, the Tigers have earned 74 holds in addition to 21 blown saves.
Out of their 11,922 innings played, the Tigers have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (12th in the majors). The Detroit Tigers have turned 125 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (10th in MLB). The Tigers have racked up 1,392 assists, 78 errors and have accounted for 3,974 putouts on the season.
So far in his career, Mize has surrendered 152 base knocks and he has 137 strikeouts in 171 innings. Mize (7-11 record in his career) has earned a 4.19 ERA and has conceded 8.0 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 80 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.200 and a FIP of 5.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.54 and he has faced 717 opposing hitters in his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit (+155) and under 9 runs
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