Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 6/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-105) Chicago (-116)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the site where Dallas Keuchel and the Chicago White Sox (41-24, 1st in AL Central) will take on the Tampa Bay Rays (42-24, 1st in AL East) on Tuesday. The White Sox open this matchup at -116 while the Rays are priced at -105. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Shane McClanahan and Dallas Keuchel.
As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are scoring 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 6th in baseball. They are sitting with 328 runs scored and have an OBP of .319. The Rays have hit 113 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 78 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accrued 313 RBI's as well as 520 hits this year, while their team batting average is at .231. Tampa Bay has a slugging % of .392 and have been rung up 692 times, while drawing a walk on 264 occasions.
The Rays hold a team ERA of 3.25 so far this year (5th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 626 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.37 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.11. Rays pitchers have allowed 72 home runs and 244 runs in total (5th in MLB). They have walked 186 opposing players and their FIP is 3.67 as a unit on the campaign.
The Rays have sent 206 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 65 base runners on the season with 29.2% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have recorded 21 saves on the season and have blown 8 out of their 29 chances to save the game. The Rays bullpen have a save percentage of 72.4% and stepped onto the hill in 74 save situations. The bullpen have 44 holds for the year (3rd in the league). Rays relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 51 times as well as having 82 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rays have transformed 72.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 5,415 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 3rd in pro baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays have amassed 1,805 putouts so far this season, as well as 605 assists and 25 errors. Their fielding rate is at .990 which ranks 1st in baseball, and have accumulated 413 double plays.
McClanahan (2-1 career mark) has a FIP of 4.05 while facing 142 opposing hitters in the majors. He has given up 34 base hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 12 walks. His ERA is 4.54 (17 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.366. McClanahan has taken the ball for 33 innings and is sitting with 42 strikeouts so far in his career.
The White Sox have a team slugging % of .409 and they are scoring 5.05 runs per outing (5th in MLB). They have 105 two-baggers, while getting a free base 257 times as well as putting up 328 runs. Chicago has hit 65 long balls on the campaign as well as 304 RBIs. They have struck out on 567 occasions (19th in MLB) and have 538 hits. The Chicago White Sox have earned an on-base percentage of .342 in addition to a batting average of .255 so far this season.
The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 222 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.18 (197 earned runs conceded). They have yielded 67 long balls and they allow 3.58 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.145 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.47 as a pitching staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.55 (650 strikeouts against 183 free passes). They come in at 4th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 456.
Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.6% out of 95 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 64 times in high leverage situations and also on 56 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 65 save situations, the White Sox have compiled 31 holds and also 12 blown saves. They rank 14th in baseball holding a save percentage of 61.3%, and they have dispatched 185 relief pitchers onto the field for the year. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 31 save opportunities and they have converted 19 saves.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 42 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (28th in pro baseball). The White Sox have recorded 475 assists, 44 errors and have earned 1,675 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 5,025 innings on the diamond, the White Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (11th in professional baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Keuchel has allowed 1,383 hits while he has accumulated 1,119 strikeouts in 1,437 innings. Keuchel (95-74 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.62 ERA while conceding 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 578 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.255 and having a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 2.66 and he has faced 5,982 hitters in his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-116) and under 8.5 runs
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