Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Prediction, 6/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros
Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Lance McCullers Jr and the Houston Astros (39-28, 2nd in AL West) host the Chicago White Sox (43-25, 1st in AL Central) at Minute Maid Park on Sunday.
The White Sox have tallied 111 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 67 baseballs out of the park. Chicago is slugging .407 and have struck out 596 times, while taking a walk on 261 occasions. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are recording 5.0 runs per outing, which is 5th in MLB. They have compiled 314 RBI's and 564 base knocks on the season, while their batting average is sitting at .255. They have racked up 341 runs and have an OBP of .340.
The White Sox are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.16 over the course of the season (3rd in the league), and they have struck out 682 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 190 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.50 as a unit so far this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.59 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.14. White Sox pitchers have allowed 72 home runs and 234 runs in total (2nd in baseball).
The White Sox have sent 193 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 96 base runners on the season with 32.3% of them earned a run for their team. They have tallied 20 saves over the course of the season and have blown 13 out of their 33 save opportunities. The White Sox relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 60.6% and has come into the game in 69 save situations. The bullpen have racked up 33 holds for the year (12th in the league). White Sox relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 58 times and also have had 66 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago White Sox have accounted for 1,759 putouts this year, in addition to 501 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .980 which ranks 28th in baseball, and they have turned 463 double plays. The White Sox have transformed 69.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 5,277 innings on the field, which has them ranked 12th in MLB.
Keuchel has taken the ball for 1,444 innings and has accounted for 1,124 K's in his MLB career. Keuchel (96-74 career record) has a FIP of 3.80 and he has gone up against 6,007 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.60 (578 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.252. He has surrendered 1,387 base knocks (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has 421 free passes.
The Houston Astros have earned an OBP of .345 and a batting average of .275 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 483 occasions (30th in baseball) and have earned 640 hits. Houston has hit 89 home runs so far this season as well as 353 runs batted in. The Astros have a SLG% of .452 and they are recording 5.55 runs per game (1st in baseball). They have hit 135 doubles, while walking 234 times as well as scoring 372 runs.
The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.188 and have a FIP of 4.29 as a unit for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.69 (592 strikeouts against 220 walks). They are currently ranked 8th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 493. They have allowed 85 homers and they relinquish 4.18 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league). The Houston pitching staff have allowed 279 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.75 (250 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 56 save situations, the Astros have 29 holds and 12 blown saves. Houston has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 26 save chances and they have earned 14 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 69 times in high leverage situations in addition to 62 occasions with runners on. Houston relievers have an inherited score rate of 41.4% out of their 99 inherited base runners. They rank 24th in MLB holding a save percentage of 53.8%, and they have dispatched 204 relievers to the hill so far this season.
In their 5,406 innings on the diamond, the Astros hold a defensive efficiency of 72.9% (1st in the majors). The Houston Astros have turned 51 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .989 (2nd in MLB). The Astros have accrued 583 assists, 27 errors and have amassed 1,802 putouts on the campaign.
In his career, McCullers has conceded 481 base hits while he has totaled 627 punch outs in 564 innings pitched. He has surrendered 227 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.254 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.76 and he has faced 2,373 hitters during his pro baseball career. McCullers (35-26 career mark) holds a 3.62 earned run average while surrendering 7.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Houston
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