Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 4/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Friday, April 23, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+110) Chicago (-130)
Dane Dunning and the Texas Rangers (9-10, 4th in AL West) travel to Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (9-9, 2nd in AL Central). The line on this matchup has the Rangers coming in at +110 and the White Sox are at -130. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Dane Dunning and Dylan Cease.
Texas owns a slugging percentage of .349 and have struck out 204 times, while being walked on 63 occasions. They have recorded 70 runs batted in and 136 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average comes in at .218. The Rangers have hit 16 two-baggers as a team and have hit 20 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 74 runs and have an on-base percentage of .301. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are scoring 3.9 runs/g, which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Rangers pitchers have allowed 30 home runs and also 85 total runs (23rd in baseball). They have walked 48 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.43 as a unit for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.50 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.24. The Rangers have an ERA of 4.15 so far this year (13th in the league), and their staff has struck out 168 batters.
Rangers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 14 times in addition to having 17 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 6 holds so far this year (23rd in the league). The Rangers relievers have earned a save rate of 50.0% and has entered the game in 15 save situations. They have compiled 4 saves this year and have missed out on 4 of their 8 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 24 runners on the season and 20.8% of those runners ended up scoring. The Rangers have sent 57 relievers to the mound for the season.
The Texas Rangers have accounted for 507 putouts for the season, in addition to 166 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .981 which has them sitting 21st in baseball, and have a total of 140 double plays. The Rangers have converted 69.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,521 innings, which has them sitting 17th in MLB.
Dunning has taken the mound for 49 frames and has accumulated 51 strikeouts during his career. Dunning (3-0 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.44 and he has faced 200 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 2.94 (16 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.020. He has given up 35 base hits (6.4 hits per nine innings) and has 15 walks.
Chicago has knocked in 19 HRs so far this year as well as 81 RBIs. They have recorded 30 two-baggers, while getting a free base 67 times as well as notching 89 runs. The Chicago White Sox have compiled a team OBP of .330 as well as a team batting average of .246 for the season. The White Sox have a team slugging percentage of .396 and they score 4.94 runs per game (6th in MLB). They have been rung up on 158 occasions (20th in the league) and are sitting with 149 hits.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.246 with a FIP of 3.36 as a unit on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.03 (182 strikeouts against 60 free passes). They have a ranking of 13th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 132. They have given up 16 long balls and they give up 4.38 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 75 runs for the season while having an ERA of 3.68 (63 earned runs conceded).
With 16 save situations, the White Sox have compiled 7 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. Chicago has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 8 save opportunities and they have tallied 3 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 24 times in high leverage situations in addition to 23 occasions with runners on. Chicago relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.6% out of 35 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 28th in the league with a save rate of 37.5%, and they have sent 55 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
The Chicago White Sox have twisted 10 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .972 (29th in MLB). The White Sox have accrued 130 assists, 17 errors and have earned 463 putouts so far this season. In their 1,389 innings played, the White Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (26th in baseball).
In his career, Cease has surrendered 143 hits while he has totaled 140 strikeouts in 145 innings. He has surrendered 79 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.521 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.5. His K/BB ratio is 1.79 and he has faced 644 opposing hitters so far in his career. Cease (9-11 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 4.89 ERA while conceding 8.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (+110)
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