Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 4/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+139) Chicago (-150)
Matthew Boyd and the Detroit Tigers (8-16, 4th in AL Central) go to Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday where they'll meet the Chicago White Sox (12-10, 2nd in AL Central). The Tigers open this game at +139 while the White Sox are coming in at -150. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Matthew Boyd and Dylan Cease.
Detroit owns a slugging percentage of .367 and have struck out 240 times, while drawing a walk on 61 occasions. They have compiled 74 runs batted in in addition to 159 base knocks this season, and their team batting average is at .208. The Tigers have accumulated 26 doubles as a squad and have hit 28 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 74 runs and have an on-base percentage of .268. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are knocking in 3.1 runs per game, which is 30th in the league.
Tigers pitchers have allowed 31 home runs and 109 total runs (24th in the league). They have walked 91 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.73 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.96 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.33. The Tigers are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.54 so far this year (22nd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 178 batters.
The Tigers bullpen have recorded a save rate of 71.4% and has entered the game in 18 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 31 base runners this year with 32.3% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Tigers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 19 times and also have had 11 appearances in high leverage situations. The Tigers have sent 70 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relievers have notched 10 holds this season (18th in the league). They have accumulated 5 saves this year and have missed out on 2 of their 7 save chances.
The Detroit Tigers have accounted for 620 putouts on the campaign, as well as 211 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .980 which ranks 27th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 174 double plays. The Tigers have turned 71.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,860 innings on the diamond, ranking them 6th in MLB.
Boyd has taken the ball for 740 frames and has racked up 714 K's in his career. His ERA is 4.92 (405 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.310. He has surrendered 739 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 231 walks. Boyd (36-56 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.67 while he has gone up against 3,169 batters in the major leagues.
The White Sox hold a team slugging % of .402 and they have an average of 5.00 runs per contest (4th in the league). They have hit 34 doubles, while getting a free base 82 times and scoring 110 runs. Chicago has tallied 21 home runs on the campaign to go along with 99 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 182 occasions (26th in baseball) and have recorded 194 hits. The Chicago White Sox have tallied a team on-base percentage of .341 and a batting average of .261 on the campaign.
The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 92 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.79 (80 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 24 homers and they allow 4.36 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.262 and have a FIP of 3.59 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.19 (223 strikeouts against 70 walks). They are sitting at 11th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 170.
Chicago has had relievers step onto the hill in 11 save chances and they have converted 4 saves. They sit at 28th in the league with a save percentage of 36.4%, and they have sent 69 relievers to the mound for the year. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 29 times in high leverage situations in addition to 30 occasions with runners on base. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.9% of 45 inherited base runners. Sitting with 22 save situations, the White Sox have earned 10 holds and 7 blown saves.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 15 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .974 (30th in pro baseball). The White Sox have accrued 169 assists, 20 errors and have a total of 571 putouts on the campaign. In 1,713 innings played, the White Sox have a defensive efficiency of 67.3% (29th in professional baseball).
Cease (9-11 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.90 earned run average while conceding 8.8 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.79 and he has gone up against 660 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 81 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.527 and having a FIP of 5.6. So far in his MLB career, Cease has conceded 146 base hits while totaling 145 punch outs in 148 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (-150)
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