Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 10/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Dylan Cease and the Chicago White Sox (91-68, 1st in AL Central) host the Detroit Tigers (76-83, 3rd in AL Central) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday.
The Tigers have earned 232 doubles as a team and have hit 178 baseballs out of the park. Detroit has a slugging percentage of .400 and have struck out 1,483 times, while drawing a walk on 480 occasions. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are recording 4.3 runs per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the league. They have tallied 665 RBI's and 1,276 base knocks on the campaign, and their batting average is sitting at .242. They have earned a total of 687 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .308.
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The Tigers have a team ERA of 4.32 on the season (17th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,234 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.20 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.36. Tigers pitchers have surrendered 196 home runs in addition to 741 runs in total (20th in the league). They have walked 560 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.60 as a squad over the course of the season.
The Tigers have sent 569 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 230 base runners this season with 36.1% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have 41 saves this season and have missed out on 22 of their 63 chances to save the game. The Tigers relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 65.1% and stepped onto the hill in 144 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 76 holds so far this season (15th in MLB). Tigers bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 153 times in addition to having 164 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Detroit Tigers have accumulated 4,184 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,464 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which puts them in 10th in MLB, and they have turned 1,121 double plays. The Tigers have turned 69.9% of baseballs in play into outs in their 12,552 innings, which has them sitting 13th in the majors.
Alexander (5-11 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.46 and he has gone up against 814 batters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 209 hits (9.9 hits per nine innings) and has 42 walks. His ERA is 4.21 (89 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.319. Alexander has taken the mound for 190 frames and has earned 164 K's in his career.
The Chicago White Sox have tallied an on-base percentage of .336 in addition to a batting average of .256 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 1,364 occasions (17th in the league) and have tallied 1,344 hits. Chicago has 187 HRs for the year and 742 RBIs. The White Sox have a SLG% of .422 and they score 4.91 runs per game (8th in MLB). They have recorded 267 two-baggers, while getting a free base 575 times and scoring 781 runs.
The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.204 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.75 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.28 (1,557 strikeouts against 475 walks). They rank 3rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,182. They have conceded 181 long balls and they surrender 4.09 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 626 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.73 (571 earned runs allowed).
Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 67 save chances and they have walked away with 42 saves. They sit at 12th in MLB with a save percentage of 62.7%, and they have sent 499 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 151 times in high leverage situations in addition to 129 occasions with base runners. Chicago relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 35.4% of 198 inherited runners. With 159 save situations, the White Sox have tallied 88 holds in addition to 25 blown saves.
Out of their 12,387 innings on the field, the White Sox have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (17th in professional baseball). The Chicago White Sox have turned 108 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (27th in MLB). The White Sox have 1,194 assists, 96 errors and are sitting with 4,129 putouts this season.
Cease (22-18 career record) has a 4.42 earned run average while surrendering 8.1 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.56 and he has faced 1,271 batters so far in his MLB career. He has allowed 144 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.358 and having a FIP of 4.5. During his MLB career, Cease has allowed 263 base hits while totaling 346 K's in 293 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit
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