Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 6/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+196) Chicago (-215)
Carlos Rodon and the Chicago White Sox (35-23, 1st in AL Central) play the Detroit Tigers (24-34, 4th in AL Central) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday. The Tigers open this matchup at +196 while the White Sox are coming in at -215. The over/under is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Tyler Alexander and Carlos Rodon.
As a team, the Detroit Tigers are scoring 3.7 runs per game, which ranks them 27th in baseball. They are sitting with 213 runs and hold an OBP of .298. The Tigers have accrued 67 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 56 baseballs out of the park. They have 208 RBI's as well as 423 hits this year, while their team batting average is at .227. Detroit has a slugging rate of .367 and have been called out on strikes 579 times, while taking a walk on 179 occasions.
The Tigers have an earned run average of 4.41 so far this year (20th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 469 batters. They have walked 203 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.55 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.31 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.34. Tigers pitchers have yielded 72 long balls and also 269 runs (20th in baseball).
The Tigers have sent 186 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The relievers have inherited 77 runners so far this season with 36.4% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 11 saves for the year and have blown 9 of 20 chances to save the game. The Tigers relievers have accumulated a save rate of 55.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 48 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 26 holds for the season (17th in baseball). Tigers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 48 times as well as having 48 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tigers have converted 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 4,428 innings, which has them sitting 14th in the majors. The Detroit Tigers are sitting with 1,476 putouts this year, in addition to 497 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which ranks 23rd in baseball, and have accumulated 409 double plays.
Alexander has taken the hill for 112 innings and has racked up 105 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.47 (56 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.358. He has given up 132 hits (10.5 hits per nine innings) and has 21 walks. Alexander (3-7 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.58 while he has gone up against 486 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Chicago has knocked in 60 long balls on the season as well as 264 RBIs. They have put up 86 doubles, while taking a walk 223 times as well as recording 285 runs. The Chicago White Sox have compiled a team on-base percentage of .342 in addition to a batting average of .255 on the campaign. The White Sox hold a team SLG% of .412 and they are scoring 5.00 runs per contest (3rd in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 499 occasions (17th in the league) and have accounted for 470 base hits.
The White Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.177 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.55 as a staff on the campaign. They rank 8th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 407. The Chicago pitching staff have yielded 202 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.30 (178 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.38 (554 strikeouts vs 164 free passes). They have yielded 59 homers and they relinquish 3.75 runs per 9 innings (4th in MLB).
Chicago bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 30.4% out of 92 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 57 times in high leverage situations and also on 54 occasions with runners on. With 54 save situations, the White Sox have recorded 26 holds in addition to 10 blown saves. They are ranked 17th in MLB holding a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have sent 164 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the year. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 25 save chances and they have walked away with 15 saves.
In 4,368 innings played, the White Sox have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (16th in baseball). The Chicago White Sox have twisted 37 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .980 (29th in baseball). The White Sox have recorded 427 assists, 39 errors and have notched a total of 1,456 putouts this year.
So far in his career, Rodon has conceded 541 hits while accumulating 605 punch outs in 591 frames. He has surrendered 259 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.328 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. His K/BB ratio is 2.48 and he has gone up against 2,538 batters in his pro baseball career. Rodon (34-35 career record) has a 3.94 earned run average and has given up 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+196)
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