Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 10/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+270) Chicago (-400)
Matt Manning and the Detroit Tigers (76-83, 3rd in AL Central) go to Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Chicago White Sox (91-68, 1st in AL Central). The moneyline on this game has the Tigers coming in at +270 and the White Sox are at -400. The total opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Matt Manning and Lucas Giolito.
Detroit has a slugging percentage of .400 and have been called out on strikes 1,483 times, while taking a walk on 480 occasions. They have accounted for 665 runs batted in in addition to 1,276 base knocks this season, and their batting average sits at .242. The Tigers have compiled 232 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 178 balls out of the park. They have tallied 687 runs and have an on-base percentage of .308. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are notching 4.3 runs per contest, which ranks them 22nd in baseball.
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The Tigers have an earned run average of 4.32 so far this year (17th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,234 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.20 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.36. Tigers pitchers have relinquished 196 long balls and 741 total runs (20th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 560 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.60 as a team this year.
The Tigers relievers have earned a save rate of 65.1% and has entered the game in 144 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 230 base runners for the year with 36.1% of those players earned a run for their team. Tigers pitchers have entered the game with players on base 153 times in addition to having 164 appearances in high leverage situations. The Tigers have dispatched 569 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have racked up 76 holds for the season (15th in MLB). They have tallied 41 saves on the year and have missed out on 22 of 63 chances to save the game.
The Tigers have turned 69.9% of balls in play into outs in their 12,552 innings, which has them sitting at 13th in professional baseball. The Detroit Tigers have earned 4,184 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,464 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which has them ranked 10th in baseball, and have accumulated 1,121 double plays.
Manning has thrown 80 innings and has earned 50 strikeouts during his MLB career. Manning (4-7 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.84 and he has faced 367 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 6.16 (55 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.568. He has conceded 94 base knocks (10.5 hits per nine innings) with 32 walks.
The White Sox have a SLG% of .422 and they score 4.91 runs per contest (8th in the league). They have put up 267 two-baggers, while taking a walk 575 times as well as recording 781 runs. Chicago has recorded 187 long balls this season and 742 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,364 instances (17th in MLB) and have notched a total of 1,344 hits. The Chicago White Sox have recorded a team on-base percentage of .336 as well as a batting average of .256 this year.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.204 and have a FIP of 3.75 as a unit so far this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.28 (1,557 strikeouts against 475 walks). They come in at 3rd in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,182. They have yielded 181 home runs and they surrender 4.09 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball). The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 626 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.73 (571 earned runs surrendered).
Chicago relievers have an inherited score rate of 35.4% out of 198 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 151 times in high leverage situations and on 129 occasions with base runners. With 159 save situations, the White Sox have 88 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. They are ranked 12th in the league with a save percentage of 62.7%, and they have sent 499 relievers to the mound on the campaign. Chicago has had relief pitchers take the mound in 67 save opportunities and they have tallied 42 saves.
Out of their 12,387 innings on the field, the White Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (17th in MLB). The Chicago White Sox have turned 108 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (27th in MLB). The White Sox have recorded 1,194 assists, 96 errors and have amassed 4,129 putouts for the year.
Giolito (42-38 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.21 earned run average while conceding 7.4 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.77 and he has faced 2,750 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 310 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.198 and having a FIP of 4.3. So far in his career, Giolito has given up 544 base knocks while totaling 693 strikeouts in 662 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+270)
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