Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 6/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+185) Chicago (-244)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the site where Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox (34-22, 1st in AL Central) will play the Detroit Tigers (23-33, 4th in AL Central) on Saturday. The Tigers open this matchup at +185 while the White Sox are coming in at -244. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Tarik Skubal and Lucas Giolito.
The Tigers have earned 65 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 53 balls out of the park. Detroit has a slugging percentage of .362 and have struck out 572 times, while taking a walk on 174 occasions. As a squad, the Detroit Tigers are compiling 3.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 29th in baseball. They have accumulated 200 RBI's in addition to 413 hits on the season, while their batting average is sitting at .226. They have accounted for 205 runs scored while having a team OBP of .297.
The Tigers are sitting with a team ERA of 4.37 on the year (20th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 464 batters. They have walked 197 opposing players and their FIP is 4.46 as a unit on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 2.36 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.33. Tigers pitchers have allowed 69 home runs and 260 total runs (20th in the league).
Tigers pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 47 times as well as having 48 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have earned 26 holds so far this season (17th in baseball). The Tigers relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 57.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 47 save situations. They have compiled 11 saves over the course of the season and have blown 8 of 19 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 75 runners so far this season and 36.0% of those runners crossed the plate. The Tigers have sent 180 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
The Detroit Tigers have a tally of 1,452 putouts thus far, as well as 485 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which has them ranked 20th in professional baseball, and have a total of 403 double plays. The Tigers have converted 69.9% of balls in play into outs in their 4,356 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 13th in pro baseball.
Skubal has taken the mound for 81 innings and has accumulated 94 strikeouts in his MLB career. Skubal (3-11 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 5.77 while going up against 352 batters in the majors. His ERA is 5.00 (45 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.358. He has surrendered 76 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 34 walks.
The White Sox hold a slugging % of .409 and they have an average of 4.93 runs per game (6th in baseball). They have 86 two-baggers, while getting a free base 217 times and scoring 276 runs. Chicago has hit 57 HRs this year to go along with 257 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 494 instances (17th in the league) and have accounted for 461 base hits. The Chicago White Sox have an OBP of .341 as well as a batting average of .255 so far this season.
The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 194 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 3.23 (171 earned runs allowed). They have relinquished 56 dingers and they yield 3.67 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The White Sox have a WHIP of 1.168 with a FIP of 3.47 as a pitching staff this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.44 (547 strikeouts vs 159 bases on balls). They are sitting at 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 397.
Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 24 save opportunities and they have come away with 15 saves. They are ranked 14th in the league holding a save rate of 62.5%, and they have dispatched 160 relievers to the mound on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have come in 54 times in high leverage situations and also on 52 occasions with runners on base. Chicago relievers have an inherited score rate of 28.7% out of 87 inherited base runners. Sitting with 53 save situations, the White Sox have earned 26 holds and also 9 blown saves.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 36 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (29th in the majors). The White Sox have racked up 415 assists, 38 errors and have a tally of 1,429 putouts for the year. Out of their 4,287 innings on the diamond, the White Sox hold a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (17th in baseball).
Giolito (36-33 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.36 earned run average and has surrendered 7.3 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.57 and he has gone up against 2,306 opposing batters in his career. He has given up a total of 267 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.216 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. In his MLB career, Giolito has allowed 448 base hits while accumulating 573 punch outs in 551 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (-244)
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