Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 6/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-135) Chicago (+110)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the venue where Lance Lynn and the Chicago White Sox (40-24, 1st in AL Central) will play the Tampa Bay Rays (41-24, 1st in AL East) on Monday. The White Sox open this contest at +110 while the Rays are priced at -135. The total is set at 7.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Tyler Glasnow and Lance Lynn.
As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are putting up 4.9 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 6th in the league. They have tallied 321 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .318. The Rays have accumulated 113 doubles as a team and have knocked 77 balls out of the stadium. They have 306 RBI's as well as 510 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate is .230. Tampa Bay has a slugging rate of .392 and have been called out on strikes 687 times, while taking a walk on 259 occasions.
The Rays have compiled a team earned run average of 3.28 this year (6th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 619 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 184 opposing players and their FIP is 3.68 as a unit so far this season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.36 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.12. Rays pitchers have allowed 72 home runs in addition to 243 total runs (5th in the league).
The Rays have dispatched 202 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 65 runners for the year and 29.2% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have earned 21 saves this season and have blown 8 of their 29 chances to get a save. The Rays bullpen have compiled a save rate of 72.4% and has entered the game in 73 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 43 holds for the year (3rd in the league). Rays relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 51 times in addition to having 82 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tampa Bay Rays have amassed 1,778 putouts on the campaign, as well as 589 assists and 25 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .990 which ranks 1st in MLB, and have accumulated 407 double plays. The Rays have converted 72.0% of balls in play into outs out of 5,334 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 4th in professional baseball.
Glasnow (20-20 career record) holds a FIP of 3.82 while going up against 1,670 hitters in the majors. He has given up 327 hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has 172 free passes. His ERA is 4.04 (179 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.251. Glasnow has thrown 399 innings and is sitting with 500 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Chicago White Sox have tallied an OBP of .342 in addition to a team batting average of .254 so far this season. They have struck out on 561 instances (17th in MLB) and have a total of 527 base hits. Chicago has recorded 65 home runs so far this year to go along with 300 runs batted in. The White Sox have a SLG% of .410 and they average 5.06 runs per game (3rd in the league). They have put up 102 doubles, while walking 254 times as well as putting up 324 runs.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.158 in addition to having a FIP of 3.51 as a staff on the campaign. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.52 (638 strikeouts against 181 free passes). They come in at 6th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 455. They have surrendered 67 dingers and they give up 3.62 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 221 runs for the season while having an ERA of 3.21 (196 earned runs allowed).
Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.6% out of 95 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 64 times in high leverage situations in addition to 56 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 63 save situations, the White Sox have 30 holds and 12 blown saves. They are ranked 16th in MLB holding a save rate of 60.0%, and they have sent 183 relievers to the mound on the year. Chicago has had relief pitchers enter the game in 30 save chances and they have come away with 18 saves.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 42 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (29th in the majors). The White Sox have 472 assists, 44 errors and have earned a total of 1,648 putouts so far this season. In their 4,944 innings played, the White Sox hold a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (16th in pro baseball).
So far in his career, Lynn has conceded 1,353 hits while accumulating 1,487 punch outs in 1,492 innings pitched. Lynn (111-72 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.47 ERA while allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 575 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.273 and having a FIP of 3.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.72 and he has faced 6,308 hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-135)
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