Los Angeles Angels vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+145) Chicago (-192)
Alex Cobb and the Los Angeles Angels (70-74, 4th in AL West) go to Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (83-61, 1st in AL Central). The Angels open this contest at +145 while the White Sox are coming in at -192. The total opens at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Alex Cobb and Reynaldo Lopez.
Los Angeles is slugging .412 and have been called out on strikes 1,259 times, while drawing a walk on 396 occasions. They have 612 RBI's as well as 1,190 hits over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is .246. The Angels have accrued 241 doubles as a team and have hit 175 balls out of the stadium. They have a total of 643 runs and hold an OBP of .309. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are compiling 4.5 runs per game, which is 16th in the league.
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The Angels hold a team ERA of 4.74 this season (25th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,311 hitters. They have walked 526 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.24 as a squad this year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.49 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.39. Angels pitchers have surrendered 169 long balls and also 721 runs in total (24th in baseball).
Angels relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 209 times in addition to having 146 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 64 holds so far this year (21st in the league). The Angels relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 63.2% and has entered the game in 123 save situations. They have 36 saves this season and have not converted 21 out of their 57 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 318 base runners this season and 38.4% of those runners crossed home plate. The Angels have sent 488 relievers to the mound for the season.
The Angels have converted 67.7% of balls in play into outs out of 11,328 innings on the field, ranking them 29th in pro baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have earned a total of 3,776 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,243 assists and 83 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which puts them in 19th in baseball, and have a total of 981 double plays.
Cobb has thrown 994 innings and has accumulated 802 K's so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.87 (428 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.265. He has given up 965 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 293 walks. Cobb (62-60 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.94 and he has gone up against 4,172 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
Chicago has accounted for 171 home runs so far this year as well as 681 RBIs. They have recorded 237 doubles, while walking 518 times as well as earning 717 runs. The Chicago White Sox have an OBP of .335 and a batting average of .255 on the campaign. The White Sox have a slugging percentage of .421 and they have an average of 4.98 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have struck out on 1,240 occasions (19th in the league) and have earned 1,213 base knocks.
The Chicago pitching staff have yielded 577 runs this season while having an ERA of 3.78 (525 earned runs given up). They have given up 170 HR's and they give up 4.15 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB). The White Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.199 and have a FIP of 3.80 as a pitching staff on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.26 (1,426 strikeouts vs 438 bases on balls). They rank 3rd in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,061.
Chicago relievers have an inherited score rate of 33.9% out of their 183 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 140 times in high leverage situations and also on 120 occasions with base runners. With 151 save situations, the White Sox have amassed 84 holds in addition to 24 blown saves. They are currently ranked 15th in MLB holding a save percentage of 61.9%, and they have dispatched 446 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the campaign. Chicago has had relievers enter the contest in 63 save chances and they have tallied 39 saves.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 89 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (27th in professional baseball). The White Sox have racked up 1,067 assists, 86 errors and have earned 3,751 putouts for the season. Out of their 11,253 innings on the diamond, the White Sox have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (13th in the majors).
Lopez (29-36 career record) holds a 4.54 ERA and has given up 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.26 and he has faced 2,300 batters during his career. He has conceded 270 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.347 and a FIP of 4.8. During his pro baseball career, Lopez has conceded 518 base knocks and he has 456 punch outs in 534 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (-192)
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