Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-233) Texas (+165)
Taylor Hearn and the Texas Rangers (54-91, 5th in AL West) play the Chicago White Sox (83-62, 1st in AL Central) at Globe Life Field on Friday. The odds on this matchup have the White Sox priced at -233 and the Rangers are at +165. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Dylan Cease and Taylor Hearn.
Chicago has a slugging % of .421 and have been called out on strikes 1,251 times, while taking a walk on 519 occasions. They have amassed 683 RBI's and 1,223 hits on the year, while their average at the plate comes in at .255. The White Sox have accumulated 240 doubles as a unit and have hit 172 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 719 runs and have an on-base percentage of .334. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 5.0 runs per game, which is 6th in the league.
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The White Sox are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.77 for the season (6th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,433 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.23 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.20. White Sox pitchers have surrendered 171 home runs and also 580 total runs (5th in MLB). They have walked 443 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.82 as a team on the campaign.
The White Sox relievers have a save percentage of 61.9% and has come into the game in 151 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 183 base runners on the year and 33.9% of those runners ended up scoring. White Sox relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 120 times as well as having 141 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have dispatched 448 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relievers have a total of 84 holds this year (6th in baseball). They have recorded 39 saves so far this year and have not converted 24 out of their 63 save chances.
The White Sox have turned 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 11,334 innings, ranking them 11th in pro baseball. The Chicago White Sox have accumulated 3,778 putouts this season, as well as 1,080 assists and 86 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which has them sitting 27th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 991 double plays.
Cease has taken the mound for 282 innings and has 327 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.58 (144 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.373. He has allowed 255 base hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 133 walks. Cease (20-18 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.61 and he has faced 1,231 batters in the major leagues.
Texas has a total of 155 home runs so far this year as well as 543 RBIs. They have notched 203 doubles, while taking a walk 388 times and putting up 569 runs. The Texas Rangers are sitting with an OBP of .294 in addition to a team batting average of .231 for the season. The Rangers hold a slugging % of .377 and they earn 3.92 runs per contest (29th in MLB). They have struck out on 1,244 occasions (20th in the league) and have notched a total of 1,117 hits.
The Texas pitching staff have allowed 722 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.72 (669 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 213 homers and they allow 5.09 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB). The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.337 with a FIP of 4.78 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.48 (1,106 strikeouts against 446 walks). They sit at 26th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,260.
With 105 save situations, the Rangers have earned 58 holds and 19 blown saves. Texas has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 45 save chances and they have earned 26 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 122 times in high leverage situations and on 130 occasions with runners on base. Texas bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.5% of 200 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 22nd in baseball holding a save percentage of 57.8%, and they have sent 449 bullpen pitchers to the hill this year.
Out of their 11,487 innings played, the Rangers have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (12th in MLB). The Texas Rangers have turned 129 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (13th in baseball). The Rangers have accrued 1,312 assists, 77 errors and have earned a total of 3,829 putouts for the year.
Hearn (6-5 career win-loss mark) has a 4.25 ERA while allowing 7.8 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.16 and he has faced 461 batters in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 51 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.324 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.0. In his pro baseball career, Hearn has allowed 94 base hits and he has 106 K's in 108 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-233)
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