Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Texas Rangers
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-294) Texas (+205)
Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox (84-63, 1st in AL Central) go to Globe Life Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Texas Rangers (54-93, 5th in AL West). The Rangers open this contest at +205 while the White Sox are coming in at -294. The total has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Lucas Giolito and Jordan Lyles.
As a team, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 5.0 runs per game, which ranks them 6th in the league. They have 730 runs scored while having a team OBP of .335. The White Sox have hit 248 doubles as a squad and have smacked 172 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 694 runs batted in in addition to 1,244 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average sits at .256. Chicago has a slugging % of .421 and have struck out 1,274 times, while drawing a walk on 528 occasions.
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The White Sox are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.78 on the year (6th in the league), and they have struck out 1,459 hitters. They have walked 449 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.81 as a squad for the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.25 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.20. White Sox pitchers have allowed 173 home runs and also 589 runs (5th in MLB).
The White Sox have dispatched 458 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 184 runners so far this year and 33.7% of those runners ended up scoring. They have compiled 39 saves so far this year and have missed out on 24 of 63 save opportunities. The White Sox bullpen have earned a save rate of 61.9% and has come into the game in 151 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 84 holds so far this season (7th in MLB). White Sox pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 121 times and also have had 141 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago White Sox have accumulated 3,832 putouts for the season, as well as 1,096 assists and 89 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which is 27th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 1,003 double plays. The White Sox have converted 69.7% of balls in play into outs in their 11,496 innings, which has them sitting at 15th in MLB.
Giolito has pitched in 651 innings and has 683 strikeouts in his career. Giolito (40-38 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.36 and he has gone up against 2,703 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.27 (309 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.199. He has allowed 533 hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) with 248 free passes.
The Texas Rangers have earned a team on-base percentage of .294 as well as a batting average of .231 on the season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,264 instances (18th in MLB) and have earned a total of 1,131 hits. Texas has hit 155 HRs this year as well as 544 RBIs. The Rangers hold a slugging percentage of .375 and they tally 3.88 runs per contest (29th in the league). They have recorded 204 doubles, while taking a walk 396 times and putting up 570 runs.
The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.349 and have a FIP of 4.77 as a team this year. They are sitting at 27th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 1,287. The Texas pitching staff have allowed 742 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.79 (689 earned runs conceded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.46 (1,128 strikeouts vs 459 free passes). They have conceded 215 long balls and they surrender 5.16 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB).
Texas has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 45 save chances and they have come away with 26 saves. They are ranked 22nd in the league with a save percentage of 57.8%, and they have sent 457 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 122 times in high leverage situations and also on 133 occasions with runners on base. Texas relievers have an inherited score rate of 33.7% out of 205 inherited runners. With 105 save situations, the Rangers have 58 holds and 19 blown saves.
In 11,649 innings on the field, the Rangers have a efficiency on defense of 69.6% (16th in professional baseball). The Texas Rangers have turned 130 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (13th in professional baseball). The Rangers have racked up 1,326 assists, 77 errors and have a total of 3,883 putouts so far this year.
In his pro baseball career, Lyles has conceded 1,235 base knocks while he has earned 863 strikeouts in 1,130 frames. He has given up a total of 655 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.437 and having a FIP of 4.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.22 and he has faced 4,974 hitters in his pro baseball career. Lyles (53-77 career win-loss record) has a 5.22 earned run average and has given up 9.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-294)
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