Chicago White Sox vs Seattle Mariners Prediction, 4/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Seattle Mariners
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Park in Seattle, WA
TV: Root Sports Northwest
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-145) Seattle (+134)
James Paxton and the Seattle Mariners (2-1, 3rd in AL West) play the Chicago White Sox (1-2, 4th in AL Central) at T-Mobile Park on Tuesday. The Mariners open this matchup at +134 while the White Sox are coming in at -145. The total opens at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Lucas Giolito and James Paxton.
As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 5.5 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 9th in the league. They have notched a total of 22 runs while holding a team OBP of .327. The White Sox have hit 5 two-baggers as a team and have hit 4 balls out of the park. They have 17 RBI's as well as 34 hits on the campaign, while their average at the plate is at .241. Chicago has a slugging rate of .362 and have struck out 43 times, while being walked on 16 occasions.
The White Sox have a team ERA of 4.62 so far this year (17th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 38 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 16 opposing players and their FIP sits at 5.45 as a squad so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.38 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.45. White Sox pitchers have surrendered 7 home runs and 24 runs in total (7th in MLB).
White Sox pitchers stepped onto the hill with players on base in 62 outings and also 67 outings with high leverage last season. The relief pitchers notched 32 holds for the previous season (12th in the league). The White Sox relief pitchers earned a save percentage of 52.0% and stepped onto the hill in 58 save situations. They tallied 13 saves over the course of last year and did not convert 12 out of their 25 save opportunities. The relief pitchers inherited 100 base runners for the prior year and 30.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. The White Sox dispatched 224 relievers to the mound last season.
Giolito had a FIP of 3.19 and his ERA+ was 128. Lucas Giolito allowed 47 hits in 72.1 innings he pitched last season. He allowed 28 earned runs over the course of last year with a K/BB ratio of 3.5. He allowed 5.8 H/9 (hits per 9 innings) and he had a WHIP of 1.037. His earned run average was 3.48 and he struck out 97 hitters. Giolito (31-29 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.49 and he has gone up against 2,068 hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 403 base hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 201 free passes. His ERA is 4.42 (243 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.222. Giolito has thrown 494 innings and has 503 punch outs in his career.
The M's have hit 10 doubles, while taking a walk 16 times and notching 15 runs. The Mariners have a team slugging percentage of .372 and they average 5.00 runs per game (14th in the league). Seattle is sitting with 2 home runs so far this year as well as 14 RBIs. They have struck out on 29 occasions (21st in baseball) and have totaled 19 hits. The Seattle Mariners have recorded a team on-base percentage of .321 and a batting average of .202 for the year.
The Seattle pitching staff have conceded 13 runs this year while having a team ERA of 3.86 (12 earned runs yielded). They have given up 6 long balls and they surrender 4.18 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The Mariners have a team WHIP of 1.214 with a FIP of 5.15 as a pitching staff this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.20 (32 strikeouts against 10 free passes). They have a ranking of 17th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 24.
Seattle had relievers enter the game in 54 save situations and they recorded 15 saves last year. They ranked 10th in baseball with a save percentage of 65.2%, and they dispatched 189 relievers to the hill last season. Their relief pitchers came into 54 games with high leverage in addition to 41 outings with base runners. Seattle bullpen pitchers had an inherited score rate of 53.0% out of 72 inherited base runners. With 23 save opportunities, the Mariners earned 31 holds in addition to 8 blown saves.
Paxton earned a K/BB ratio of 3.7 with 26 total K's and he was the owner of an ERA+ of 64. His WHIP sat at 1.48 and he had a FIP of 4.37 last season. He pitched in 20.1 innings last season while allowing 10.2 hits per 9 innings. Paxton allowed 23 hits while he surrendered 15 ER's (6.64 ERA). Paxton (57-33 career mark) holds a 3.58 earned run average while giving up 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.60 and he has gone up against 3,125 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 300 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.213 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.3. So far in his pro baseball career, Paxton has conceded 684 hits while he has totaled 829 K's in 753 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Seattle (+134) and under 8 runs
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