Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 6/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+145) Chicago (-185)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the site where Dallas Keuchel and the Chicago White Sox (33-22, 1st in AL Central) will play the Detroit Tigers (23-32, 4th in AL Central) on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Tigers priced at +145 and the White Sox are at -185. The total has been set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Spencer Turnbull and Dallas Keuchel.
The Tigers have hit 65 doubles as a unit and have hit 52 baseballs out of the stadium. Detroit has a slugging percentage of .364 and have struck out 560 times, while drawing a walk on 172 occasions. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are scoring 3.7 runs/g, which puts them at 29th in the league. They have accumulated 199 runs batted in in addition to 408 hits over the course of the season, and their batting average is .227. They are sitting with 204 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .298.
Tigers pitchers have given up 65 long balls and also 256 runs in total (20th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 197 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.42 as a unit over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.31 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.34. The Tigers have compiled a team earned run average of 4.37 on the year (19th in the league), and the staff has struck out 455 batters.
The Tigers have dispatched 179 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The relievers have inherited 75 runners on the year with 36.0% of those players earned a run for their team. They have compiled 11 saves for the year and have not converted 8 of their 19 save opportunities. The Tigers relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 57.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 47 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 26 holds on the campaign (15th in the league). Tigers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 47 times in addition to having 48 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Detroit Tigers have accounted for 1,428 putouts so far this season, as well as 477 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which has them sitting 20th in pro baseball, and they have turned 396 double plays. The Tigers have transformed 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 4,284 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 16th in professional baseball.
Turnbull (11-25 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.61 and he has gone up against 1,154 opposing batters in the majors. He has allowed 253 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 104 walks. His earned run average is 4.28 (127 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.335. Turnbull has thrown 267 innings and is sitting with 252 punch outs in his MLB career.
The White Sox hold a team slugging percentage of .406 and they average 4.95 runs per outing (4th in baseball). They have hit 86 doubles, while walking 217 times and putting up 272 runs. Chicago has accounted for 53 HRs over the course of the season as well as 253 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 485 occasions (17th in baseball) and have 455 base hits. The Chicago White Sox hold an on-base percentage of .343 as well as a team batting average of .256 this season.
The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 193 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 3.28 (170 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 55 dingers and they allow 3.72 runs per 9 innings (4th in MLB). The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.175 in addition to having a FIP of 3.49 as a team so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.41 (535 strikeouts against 157 walks). They come in at 8th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 392.
Chicago relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.7% out of their 87 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 53 times in high leverage situations and also on 52 occasions with runners on base. With 50 save situations, the White Sox have earned 24 holds and also 9 blown saves. They are ranked 16th in MLB holding a save rate of 60.9%, and they have dispatched 157 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. Chicago has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 23 save chances and they have walked away with 14 saves.
In their 4,206 innings played, the White Sox have a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (17th in MLB). The Chicago White Sox have turned 35 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .979 (29th in MLB). The White Sox have 408 assists, 38 errors and have accumulated 1,402 putouts so far this year.
Keuchel (94-74 career win-loss mark) has a 3.63 ERA and has surrendered 8.7 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.66 and he has faced 5,932 batters during his career. He has allowed 575 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.255 and a FIP of 3.8. So far in his MLB career, Keuchel has allowed 1,372 base hits while he has accumulated 1,108 strikeouts in 1,425 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+145)
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