Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 4/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+190) Chicago (-220)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the venue where Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox (12-9, 2nd in AL Central) will take on the Detroit Tigers (7-15, 5th in AL Central) on Tuesday. The White Sox open this matchup at -220 while the Tigers are priced at +190. The over/under opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Jose Urena and Lucas Giolito.
As a team, the Detroit Tigers are recording 3.1 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 30th in baseball. They have accounted for 67 runs and hold an OBP of .264. The Tigers have recorded 23 doubles as a team and have smacked 25 baseballs out of the stadium. They have amassed 67 runs batted in in addition to 143 hits on the year, and their batting average is sitting at .205. Detroit is slugging .357 and have struck out 221 times, while taking a walk on 53 occasions.
The Tigers are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.73 this season (28th in the league), and the staff has struck out 166 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 87 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.90 as a squad for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.91 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.35. Tigers pitchers have yielded 30 home runs and 104 runs (25th in the league).
Tigers pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 19 times in addition to having 11 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 9 holds for the year (17th in baseball). The Tigers relievers have accumulated a save rate of 66.7% and has entered the game in 16 save situations. They have 4 saves so far this season and have blown 2 out of their 6 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 31 base runners for the year with 32.3% of those players ended up scoring. The Tigers have sent 65 relievers to the mound on the year.
The Tigers have converted 72.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,698 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 6th in professional baseball. The Detroit Tigers have a tally of 566 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 182 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which ranks 16th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 159 double plays.
Urena has taken the mound for 618 frames and has earned 425 K's in his career. His ERA is 4.60 (316 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.343. He has surrendered 611 base hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 220 free passes. Urena (32-49 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.70 and he has faced 2,649 batters in the majors.
The Chicago White Sox have earned an on-base percentage of .341 as well as a batting average of .261 on the season. They have been rung up on 177 occasions (24th in baseball) and have earned 185 hits. Chicago has a total of 21 home runs so far this year as well as 99 RBIs. The White Sox hold a team slugging % of .408 and they are scoring 5.14 runs per outing (4th in MLB). They have 34 doubles, while taking a walk 78 times and putting up 108 runs.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.276 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.47 as a team over the course of the season. They have a ranking of 17th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 164. The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 87 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.73 (75 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.19 (214 strikeouts vs 67 walks). They have relinquished 21 long balls and they allow 4.32 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league).
With 22 save situations, the White Sox have accumulated 10 holds and 7 blown saves. Chicago has had relievers enter the game in 11 save chances and they have tallied 4 saves. Their relievers have come in 29 times in high leverage situations in addition to 29 occasions with runners on base. Chicago relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.5% out of their 44 inherited runners. They rank 27th in baseball holding a save percentage of 36.4%, and they have sent 66 relief pitchers onto the diamond this year.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 15 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .974 (29th in pro baseball). The White Sox have recorded 161 assists, 19 errors and have accounted for 544 putouts on the campaign. In 1,632 innings on the field, the White Sox have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 66.6% (29th in baseball).
During his career, Giolito has given up 418 base knocks while he has accumulated 521 punch outs in 507 innings pitched. Giolito (32-30 career mark) holds a 4.49 ERA while giving up 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 253 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.229 and a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.53 and he has faced 2,129 batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+190)
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