Los Angeles Angels vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+145) Chicago (-192)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the venue where Dallas Keuchel and the Chicago White Sox (82-61, 1st in AL Central) will play the Los Angeles Angels (70-73, 4th in AL West) on Wednesday. The White Sox open this contest at -192 while the Angels are coming in at +145. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Alex Cobb and Dallas Keuchel.
Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .413 and have struck out 1,247 times, while drawing a walk on 389 occasions. They have 609 runs batted in and 1,184 hits this season, while their team batting average is sitting at .247. The Angels have accrued 241 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 173 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 640 runs scored and hold an OBP of .309. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which ranks them 16th in the league.
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Angels pitchers have conceded 167 home runs and 712 runs in total (23rd in MLB). They have walked 523 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.22 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.50 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.38. The Angels are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.71 this season (22nd in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,307 batters.
Angels bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 207 times as well as having 145 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 64 holds so far this season (20th in MLB). The Angels relievers have earned a save percentage of 63.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 123 save situations. They have recorded 36 saves on the season and have blown 21 of 57 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 315 base runners for the season and 38.1% of them crossed the plate. The Angels have sent 485 relievers to the mound this year.
The Angels have converted 67.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 11,256 innings, ranking them 29th in professional baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have accounted for 3,752 putouts on the year, as well as 1,230 assists and 83 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which ranks 19th in MLB, and they have turned 973 double plays.
Cobb has taken the mound for 994 innings and has 802 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Cobb (62-60 record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.94 while he has faced 4,172 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.87 (428 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.265. He has conceded 965 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 293 walks.
The Chicago White Sox hold a team on-base percentage of .334 in addition to a batting average of .254 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,236 occasions (19th in the league) and have earned 1,200 hits. Chicago has tallied 169 HRs this year as well as 673 runs batted in. The White Sox have a team slugging % of .419 and they earn 4.95 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have hit 234 two-baggers, while walking 515 times as well as putting up 708 runs.
The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.197 in addition to having a FIP of 3.79 as a team this year. They are currently ranked 3rd in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,055. The Chicago pitching staff have given up 574 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.79 (522 earned runs conceded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.28 (1,414 strikeouts vs 431 free passes). They have surrendered 168 long balls and they surrender 4.16 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league).
Chicago relievers have an inherited score rate of 33.9% out of their 183 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 140 times in high leverage situations in addition to 120 occasions with base runners. With 151 save situations, the White Sox have accrued 84 holds and also 24 blown saves. They rank 15th in baseball holding a save rate of 61.9%, and they have dispatched 441 bullpen pitchers onto the field this year. Chicago has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 63 save opportunities and they have converted 39 saves.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 87 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (27th in MLB). The White Sox have racked up 1,056 assists, 85 errors and have a tally of 3,724 putouts for the season. Out of their 11,172 innings on the diamond, the White Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (12th in the majors).
Keuchel (98-82 win-loss record in his career) holds a 3.76 earned run average while allowing 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.59 and he has faced 6,318 opposing hitters so far in his career. He has conceded a total of 631 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.272 and having a FIP of 3.9. In his pro baseball career, Keuchel has given up 1,472 hits while he has accumulated 1,165 punch outs in 1,510 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-192)
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