Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 6/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+165) Chicago (-217)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the venue where Dallas Keuchel and the Chicago White Sox (33-22, 1st in AL Central) will take on the Detroit Tigers (23-32, 4th in AL Central) on Thursday. The line on this contest has the Tigers coming in at +165 and the White Sox are at -217. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Casey Mize and Dallas Keuchel.
The Tigers have hit 65 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 52 baseballs out of the stadium. Detroit has a slugging percentage of .364 and have struck out 560 times, while taking a walk on 172 occasions. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are notching 3.7 runs per contest, which has them at 28th in baseball. They have recorded 199 RBI's in addition to 408 base knocks on the year, and their batting average is sitting at .227. They have accumulated 204 runs while holding a team OBP of .298.
Tigers pitchers have surrendered 65 home runs and 256 total runs (20th in MLB). They have walked 197 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.41 as a unit on the campaign. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.31 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.34. The Tigers are sitting with a team ERA of 4.37 on the campaign (20th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 455 batters.
Tigers relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 47 times and also have had 48 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen are sitting with 26 holds this season (14th in MLB). The Tigers relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 57.9% and has entered the game in 47 save situations. They have earned 11 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 8 of their 19 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 75 base runners for the season with 36.0% of them ended up scoring. The Tigers have dispatched 179 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
The Tigers have turned 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,284 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 15th in MLB. The Detroit Tigers have accumulated 1,428 putouts thus far, as well as 477 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding rate is at .983 which puts them in 19th in the majors, and they have turned 396 double plays.
Mize has taken the ball for 86 innings and has racked up 73 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Mize (3-6 career record) holds a FIP of 5.10 while facing 367 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.50 (43 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.233. He has allowed 73 base knocks (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has 33 walks.
The White Sox hold a team slugging percentage of .406 and they average 4.95 runs per contest (5th in baseball). They have 86 two-baggers, while taking a walk 217 times as well as racking up 272 runs. Chicago has a total of 53 home runs so far this season as well as 253 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 485 occasions (15th in baseball) and are sitting with 455 hits. The Chicago White Sox have tallied an on-base percentage of .343 in addition to a team batting average of .256 so far this year.
The White Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.177 in addition to having a FIP of 3.49 as a pitching staff this year. They are sitting at 8th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 393. The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 193 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 3.29 (171 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.41 (535 strikeouts vs 157 walks). They have given up 55 homers and they allow 3.72 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league).
Chicago relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.7% of 87 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 53 times in high leverage situations in addition to 52 occasions with base runners. With 50 save situations, the White Sox have recorded 24 holds and also 9 blown saves. They are ranked 16th in MLB with a save rate of 60.9%, and they have sent 157 relievers onto the diamond so far this year. Chicago has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 23 save opportunities and they have earned 14 saves.
In their 4,206 innings on the diamond, the White Sox have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (17th in baseball). The Chicago White Sox have turned 35 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (29th in professional baseball). The White Sox have accrued 408 assists, 37 errors and have notched a total of 1,402 putouts this season.
During his pro baseball career, Keuchel has allowed 1,372 base knocks while he has tallied 1,108 punch outs in 1,425 innings pitched. Keuchel (94-74 career record) has earned a 3.63 ERA and has surrendered 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 575 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.255 and a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 2.66 and he has faced 5,932 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+165)
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