Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 6/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+125) Chicago (-156)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the venue where Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox (41-25, 1st in AL Central) will take on the Tampa Bay Rays (43-24, 1st in AL East) on Wednesday. The White Sox open this contest at -156 while the Rays are priced at +125. The total opens at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Ryan Yarbrough and Lucas Giolito.
Tampa Bay is slugging .395 and have struck out 704 times, while taking a walk on 267 occasions. They have 317 RBI's and 529 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average comes in at .232. The Rays have compiled 115 doubles as a team and have smacked 81 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 333 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .319. As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are putting up 5.0 runs per game, which is 6th in baseball.
Rays pitchers have conceded 72 long balls in addition to 246 total runs (5th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 188 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.63 as a unit so far this year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.39 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.10. The Rays have compiled a team ERA of 3.23 so far this season (5th in the league), and their staff has rung up 637 batters.
The Rays have dispatched 210 relievers to the mound on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 65 runners this season with 29.2% of those players ended up scoring. They have accumulated 22 saves on the campaign and have blown 8 of their 30 save chances. The Rays relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 73.3% and has entered the game in 77 save situations. The bullpen have earned 45 holds on the campaign (4th in the league). Rays relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 51 times in addition to having 84 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rays have turned 72.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 5,496 innings on the field, which has them sitting 3rd in the majors. The Tampa Bay Rays have earned a total of 1,832 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 616 assists and 26 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .989 which has them ranked 1st in MLB, and have accumulated 421 double plays.
Yarbrough has pitched in 416 innings and has totaled 348 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.89 (180 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.140. He has given up 381 base hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) with 94 walks. Yarbrough (32-19 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.93 and he has faced 1,721 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
Chicago has tallied 65 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 305 runs batted in. They have recorded 108 two-baggers, while walking 259 times as well as notching 330 runs. The Chicago White Sox have an OBP of .340 in addition to a batting average of .253 on the season. The White Sox have a SLG% of .407 and they have an average of 5.00 runs per outing (5th in MLB). They have struck out on 578 occasions (16th in MLB) and have earned 543 hits.
The White Sox have a WHIP of 1.148 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.51 as a squad this season. They are sitting at 4th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 465. The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 227 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.19 (201 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio is 3.56 (662 strikeouts vs 186 walks). They have yielded 70 long balls and they yield 3.60 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league).
Sitting with 65 save situations, the White Sox have 31 holds and 12 blown saves. Chicago has called on relievers to enter the contest in 31 save chances and they have earned 19 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 64 times in high leverage situations and also on 56 occasions with base runners. Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.6% out of their 95 inherited base runners. They sit at 14th in baseball with a save percentage of 61.3%, and they have sent 187 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 43 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .980 (29th in baseball). The White Sox have racked up 481 assists, 45 errors and have amassed 1,702 putouts for the year. In their 5,106 innings played, the White Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (13th in the majors).
In his MLB career, Giolito has surrendered 460 base knocks while he has tallied 591 K's in 564 innings. Giolito (36-34 career record) has earned a 4.35 earned run average while giving up 7.3 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 273 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.211 and having a FIP of 4.5. His K/BB ratio is 2.64 and he has faced 2,357 batters in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-156) and under 7.5 runs
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