Seattle Mariners vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 6/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Friday, June 25, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+155) Chicago (-200)
Carlos Rodon and the Chicago White Sox (44-30, 1st in AL Central) play the Seattle Mariners (39-37, 3rd in AL West) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Mariners priced at +155 and the White Sox are at -200. The total opens at 7. The expected starting pitchers are Yusei Kikuchi and Carlos Rodon.
As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are notching 4.0 runs per game, which has them at 22nd in the league. They have earned a total of 304 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .288. The Mariners have hit 120 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 87 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 295 runs batted in as well as 525 hits this season, while their team batting average is sitting at .215. Seattle is slugging .375 and have struck out 725 times, while taking a walk on 229 occasions.
Mariners pitchers have yielded 88 home runs and also 352 total runs (22nd in baseball). They have walked 244 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.29 as a team so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.52 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.28. The Mariners hold a team earned run average of 4.42 on the year (20th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 614 batters.
Mariners bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 72 times as well as having 87 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 45 holds for the year (8th in baseball). The Mariners relief pitchers have a save percentage of 57.6% and stepped onto the hill in 78 save situations. They have compiled 19 saves on the campaign and have blown 14 of 33 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 98 runners so far this year with 33.7% of those players earned a run for their team. The Mariners have sent 258 relievers to the hill this season.
The Seattle Mariners have a total of 1,997 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 696 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which has them sitting 15th in pro baseball, and they have turned 549 double plays. The Mariners have converted 70.2% of balls in play into outs out of their 5,991 innings, which ranks them 12th in professional baseball.
Kikuchi (12-18 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.91 while he has gone up against 1,235 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 294 base hits (9.1 hits per nine innings) with 96 walks. His ERA is 4.85 (156 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.348. Kikuchi has taken the hill for 289 frames and has totaled 244 strikeouts in his MLB career.
The Chicago White Sox have tallied an on-base percentage of .333 as well as a batting average of .250 for the season. They have struck out on 652 occasions (16th in MLB) and have notched a total of 601 hits. Chicago has knocked in 71 long balls so far this season as well as 328 RBIs. The White Sox have a team slugging percentage of .399 and they tally 4.81 runs per game (9th in baseball). They have put up 120 two-baggers, while getting a free base 279 times and recording 356 runs.
The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.178 and have a FIP of 3.53 as a pitching staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.49 (736 strikeouts vs 211 walks). They are currently ranked 6th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 537. They have allowed 78 dingers and they relinquish 3.83 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have given up 270 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.36 (237 earned runs surrendered).
Chicago relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.1% out of 106 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 72 times in high leverage situations and on 64 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 74 save situations, the White Sox have amassed 36 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. They rank 18th in the league with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 213 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Chicago has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 35 save chances and they have recorded 21 saves.
In 5,721 innings on the field, the White Sox are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.2% (19th in baseball). The Chicago White Sox have turned 48 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .979 (30th in the majors). The White Sox have accrued 545 assists, 52 errors and are sitting with 1,907 putouts on the campaign.
In his pro baseball career, Rodon has given up 551 base knocks while tallying 630 strikeouts in 610 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 262 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.314 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.51 and he has faced 2,610 hitters during his pro baseball career. Rodon (35-35 career record) has a 3.86 ERA while allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seattle (+155)
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