Los Angeles Angels vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+210) Chicago (-286)
Packy Naughton and the Los Angeles Angels (70-73, 4th in AL West) head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (82-61, 1st in AL Central). The White Sox open this game at -286 while the Angels are priced at +210. The total is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Packy Naughton and Lucas Giolito.
Los Angeles is slugging .413 and have been called out on strikes 1,247 times, while being walked on 389 occasions. They have accounted for 609 runs batted in in addition to 1,184 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate is sitting at .247. The Angels have tallied 241 doubles as a squad and have knocked 173 baseballs out of the park. They have racked up 640 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .309. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are notching 4.5 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 16th in the league.
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Angels pitchers have allowed 167 long balls in addition to 712 runs in total (24th in the league). They have walked 523 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.22 as a team this season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.50 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.38. The Angels have a team earned run average of 4.71 this year (23rd in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,307 hitters.
Angels bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 207 times in addition to having 145 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 64 holds over the course of the season (20th in baseball). The Angels bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 63.2% and has come into the game in 123 save situations. They have earned 36 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 21 of their 57 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 315 base runners on the campaign with 38.1% of those players ended up scoring. The Angels have dispatched 485 relievers to the mound for the season.
The Angels have converted 67.7% of balls in play into outs out of 11,256 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 29th in baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have accumulated 3,752 putouts this season, in addition to 1,230 assists and 83 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which puts them in 19th in baseball, and have 973 double plays.
Naughton has taken the hill for 14 innings and has racked up 9 strikeouts during his career. Naughton (0-1 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.38 and he has faced 62 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 2.57 (4 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.429. He has surrendered 13 base hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 7 walks.
The Chicago White Sox hold a team OBP of .334 in addition to a batting average of .254 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,236 occasions (18th in the league) and have recorded 1,200 base knocks. Chicago has tallied 169 home runs over the course of the season as well as 673 runs batted in. The White Sox have a team slugging % of .419 and they tally 4.95 runs per outing (6th in the league). They have hit 234 two-baggers, while taking a walk 515 times as well as putting up 708 runs.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.197 and have a FIP of 3.79 as a team so far this season. They are currently ranked 3rd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,055. The Chicago pitching staff have yielded 574 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.79 (522 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.28 (1,414 strikeouts against 431 bases on balls). They have allowed 168 dingers and they concede 4.16 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league).
Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 33.9% out of their 183 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 140 times in high leverage situations in addition to 120 occasions with runners on. With 151 save situations, the White Sox have recorded 84 holds and 24 blown saves. They are ranked 15th in the league holding a save percentage of 61.9%, and they have dispatched 441 relief pitchers to the hill this season. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 63 save chances and they have walked away with 39 saves.
In their 11,172 innings on the diamond, the White Sox have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (13th in the majors). The Chicago White Sox have turned 87 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (26th in pro baseball). The White Sox have 1,056 assists, 85 errors and have amassed 3,724 putouts so far this year.
Giolito (40-38 career mark) has earned a 4.25 earned run average while conceding 7.4 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.74 and he has faced 2,686 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 306 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.199 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. Thus far in his career, Giolito has surrendered 530 base hits while he has earned 675 K's in 647 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-286) and under 8 runs
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