Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 8/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+110) Tampa Bay (-135)
Tropicana Field is the venue where Luis Patino and the Tampa Bay Rays (75-47, 1st in AL East) will play the Chicago White Sox (71-51, 1st in AL Central) on Saturday. The Rays open this game at -135 while the White Sox are priced at +110. The O/U is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Dallas Keuchel and Luis Patino.
The White Sox have accrued 198 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 144 balls out of the park. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .419 and have struck out 1,065 times, while being walked on 451 occasions. As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are notching 5.0 runs/g, which puts them at 7th in MLB. They have 574 runs batted in as well as 1,005 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average sits at .251. They have earned 606 runs scored and hold an OBP of .333.
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The White Sox hold a team ERA of 3.60 on the campaign (4th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,215 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 373 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.87 as a team for the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.26 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.19. White Sox pitchers have yielded 148 home runs and also 468 runs in total (4th in the league).
The White Sox bullpen have a save percentage of 59.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 122 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 157 base runners on the season with 31.8% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. White Sox relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 100 times and also have had 116 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have dispatched 366 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have a total of 67 holds for the season (8th in MLB). They have accumulated 31 saves for the year and have blown 21 out of their 52 save opportunities.
The Chicago White Sox have a tally of 3,172 putouts for the season, in addition to 896 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which has them sitting 27th in the majors, and have 825 double plays. The White Sox have converted 70.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,516 innings, which has them ranked 9th in baseball.
Keuchel has thrown 1,496 innings and has earned 1,157 K's during his career. His earned run average is 3.67 (610 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.259. He has conceded 1,441 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) with 443 walks. Keuchel (98-79 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 3.90 and he has gone up against 6,238 opposing batters in the major leagues.
The Rays have a SLG% of .421 and they earn 5.26 runs per outing (2nd in baseball). They have hit 214 doubles, while walking 455 times as well as scoring 642 runs. Tampa Bay has tallied 168 home runs for the year and 607 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,206 occasions (1st in MLB) and have a total of 987 base knocks. The Tampa Bay Rays have tallied an on-base percentage of .319 as well as a team batting average of .238 this season.
The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.178 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.76 as a pitching staff this season. They rank 11th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 948. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have given up 503 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.72 (453 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.34 (1,145 strikeouts against 343 bases on balls). They have surrendered 136 homers and they surrender 4.13 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league).
Sitting with 112 save situations, the Rays have amassed 67 holds in addition to 13 blown saves. Tampa Bay has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 43 save opportunities and they have tallied 30 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 138 times in high leverage situations in addition to 96 occasions with runners on. Tampa Bay bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 30.0% out of 120 inherited runners. They are ranked 3rd in MLB with a save percentage of 69.8%, and they have dispatched 387 relievers onto the field so far this year.
Out of their 9,867 innings played, the Rays have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (8th in baseball). The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 99 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in pro baseball). The Rays have racked up 1,036 assists, 61 errors and are sitting with 3,289 putouts this season.
During his career, Patino has given up 58 hits and he has 69 K's in 63 innings pitched. He has conceded 34 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.460 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.03 and he has gone up against 284 hitters in his pro baseball career. Patino (3-3 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.86 earned run average while giving up 8.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+110)
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