Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 4/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+190) Chicago (-220)
Casey Mize and the Detroit Tigers (7-16, 5th in AL Central) head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (12-9, 2nd in AL Central). The White Sox open this matchup at -220 while the Tigers are coming in at +190. The over/under is set at 8. The men taking the mound are Casey Mize and Carlos Rodon.
As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are notching 3.0 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 30th in MLB. They have notched a total of 69 runs and have an on-base percentage of .269. The Tigers have accrued 25 doubles as a team and have knocked 25 baseballs out of the stadium. They have compiled 69 runs batted in as well as 153 hits this season, while their average at the plate is .209. Detroit is slugging .362 and have been called out on strikes 231 times, while drawing a walk on 58 occasions.
The Tigers have compiled a team earned run average of 4.70 this year (27th in the league), and the staff has rung up 173 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.99 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.33. Tigers pitchers have surrendered 31 long balls and 107 runs in total (24th in the league). They have walked 87 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.82 as a squad this year.
The Tigers relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 16 save situations. The relievers have inherited 31 base runners on the season with 32.3% of them crossed the plate. Tigers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 19 times as well as having 11 appearances in high leverage situations. The Tigers have dispatched 68 relievers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen have a total of 9 holds on the season (19th in MLB). They have 4 saves so far this year and have blown 2 out of their 6 save chances.
The Tigers have turned 72.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 1,779 innings on the field, which ranks them 5th in the majors. The Detroit Tigers have a tally of 593 putouts on the campaign, as well as 193 assists and 12 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which puts them in 10th in baseball, and have earned 166 double plays.
Mize has taken the hill for 49 frames and has earned 40 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 6.24 (34 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.469. He has conceded 52 hits (9.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 20 free passes. Mize (1-5 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 6.42 and he has faced 224 batters during his time in the majors.
The Chicago White Sox hold an on-base percentage of .342 as well as a team batting average of .262 so far this year. They have been rung up on 177 instances (26th in baseball) and have totaled 186 hits. Chicago has tallied 21 home runs on the year as well as 99 runs batted in. The White Sox have a team slugging % of .410 and they are scoring 5.14 runs per contest (4th in baseball). They have put up 34 two-baggers, 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 squad this year. They rank 11th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 164. The Chicago pitching staff have yielded 87 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 3.73 (75 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.19 (214 strikeouts against 67 bases on balls). They have conceded 21 dingers and they surrender 4.32 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league).
Chicago has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 11 save chances and they have earned 4 saves. They sit at 27th in MLB with a save percentage of 36.4%, and they have sent 66 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 29 times in high leverage situations in addition to 29 occasions with runners on. Chicago relievers have an inherited score rate of 29.5% out of their 44 inherited runners. With 22 save situations, the White Sox have accumulated 10 holds in addition to 7 blown saves.
The Chicago White Sox have twisted 15 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .974 (30th in MLB). The White Sox have racked up 161 assists, 19 errors and have accumulated 544 putouts this season. Out of their 1,632 innings on the diamond, the White Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 66.6% (29th in baseball).
Thus far in his career, Rodon has given up 514 base knocks and he has 549 strikeouts in 555 innings. He has surrendered a total of 248 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.355 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. His K/BB ratio is 2.30 and he has faced 2,397 hitters in his pro baseball career. Rodon (32-33 career mark) is the owner of a 4.02 ERA while allowing 8.3 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-220) and under 8 runs
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