Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Prediction, 6/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+110) Houston (-135)
Framber Valdez and the Houston Astros (40-28, 2nd in AL West) play the Chicago White Sox (43-26, 1st in AL Central) at Minute Maid Park on Saturday. The Astros open this matchup at -135 while the White Sox are coming in at +110. The O/U is set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Lance Lynn and Framber Valdez.
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Chicago has a slugging % of .404 and have been called out on strikes 604 times, while being walked on 262 occasions. They have tallied 316 runs batted in as well as 568 hits over the course of the season, and their average at the plate sits at .253. The White Sox have compiled 112 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 67 baseballs out of the park. They have 343 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .337. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are putting up 5.0 runs per outing, which is 5th in MLB.
The White Sox have a team ERA of 3.26 this year (5th in the league), and their staff has rung up 689 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.53 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.15. White Sox pitchers have allowed 75 home runs in addition to 244 total runs (2nd in the league). They have walked 195 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.57 as a unit so far this season.
The White Sox relievers have a save percentage of 60.6% and has entered the game in 69 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 98 base runners for the season and 32.7% of those players ended up scoring. White Sox bullpen pitchers have come into the game with players on base 59 times in addition to having 66 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have dispatched 196 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The bullpen have accumulated 33 holds so far this year (12th in MLB). They have earned 20 saves on the year and have blown 13 of their 33 chances to save the game.
The Chicago White Sox have accumulated 1,783 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 504 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding rate is at .980 which puts them in 30th in baseball, and have 471 double plays. The White Sox have turned 70.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of 5,349 innings on the field, which ranks them 12th in pro baseball.
Lynn has pitched in 1,498 frames and has earned 1,495 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. Lynn (111-73 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.60 while going up against 6,333 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.47 (578 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.273. He has given up 1,359 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 549 free passes.
Houston is sitting with 92 long balls on the year as well as 363 RBIs. They have recorded 136 doubles, while walking 239 times as well as putting up 382 runs. The Houston Astros are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .345 and a team batting average of .275 on the campaign. The Astros have a team slugging % of .454 and they tally 5.62 runs per game (1st in MLB). They have struck out on 490 occasions (30th in MLB) and have notched a total of 648 base hits.
The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.179 and have a FIP of 4.26 as a team on the campaign. They have a ranking of 6th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 497. The Houston pitching staff have given up 281 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.72 (252 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.71 (600 strikeouts vs 221 walks). They have conceded 85 homers and they concede 4.15 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league).
Houston has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 26 save opportunities and they have walked away with 14 saves. They are ranked 24th in the league holding a save percentage of 53.8%, and they have sent 206 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 69 times in high leverage situations and on 62 occasions with runners on. Houston relievers have an inherited score percentage of 41.4% of 99 inherited runners. With 56 save situations, the Astros have recorded 29 holds in addition to 12 blown saves.
In their 5,487 innings played, the Astros have earned a defensive efficiency of 73.0% (1st in baseball). The Houston Astros have turned 51 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (2nd in pro baseball). The Astros have racked up 588 assists, 27 errors and are sitting with 1,829 putouts on the season.
During his pro baseball career, Valdez has allowed 176 hits and he has 202 strikeouts in 203 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 87 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.311 and having a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.22 and he has gone up against 873 opposing batters in his MLB career. Valdez (16-11 career mark) has earned a 3.84 ERA while conceding 7.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+110)
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