Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 4/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+144) Chicago (-165)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the site where Dallas Keuchel and the Chicago White Sox (9-9, 2nd in AL Central) will take on the Texas Rangers (9-10, 4th in AL West) on Saturday. The White Sox open this matchup at -165 while the Rangers are priced at +144. The total is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Kyle Gibson and Dallas Keuchel.
The Rangers have recorded 16 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 20 baseballs out of the park. Texas has a slugging rate of .349 and have been called out on strikes 204 times, while drawing a walk on 63 occasions. As a squad, the Texas Rangers are knocking in 3.9 runs per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league. They have 70 runs batted in in addition to 136 hits on the campaign, while their average at the plate comes in at .218. They are sitting with 74 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .301.
The Rangers have a team ERA of 4.15 this year (13th in the league), and their staff has rung up 168 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.50 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.24. Rangers pitchers have allowed 30 long balls and also 85 runs in total (21st in MLB). They have walked 48 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.44 as a unit for the year.
The Rangers have sent 57 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 24 base runners this year and 20.8% of them ended up scoring. They have compiled 4 saves for the season and have blown 4 out of their 8 chances to get a save. The Rangers relievers have earned a save percentage of 50.0% and has entered the game in 15 save situations. The bullpen have earned 6 holds this season (24th in MLB). Rangers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 14 times and also have had 17 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Texas Rangers have earned 507 putouts this year, in addition to 166 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .981 which is 21st in professional baseball, and they have turned 140 double plays. The Rangers have turned 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 1,521 innings, ranking them 16th in MLB.
Gibson (71-74 career mark) has a FIP of 4.32 and he has faced 5,082 hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,233 hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 428 free passes. His earned run average is 4.53 (592 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.413. Gibson has pitched in 1,175 frames and is sitting with 921 strikeouts so far in his career.
The Chicago White Sox have a team OBP of .330 and a team batting average of .246 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 158 occasions (23rd in the league) and have notched a total of 149 hits. Chicago is sitting with 19 long balls on the year to go along with 81 runs batted in. The White Sox have a SLG% of .396 and they tally 4.94 runs per game (7th in baseball). They have put up 30 doubles, while walking 67 times and earning 89 runs.
The Chicago pitching staff have yielded 75 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.68 (63 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 16 homers and they allow 4.38 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.246 and have a FIP of 3.37 as a pitching staff so far this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.03 (182 strikeouts vs 60 walks). They come in at 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 132.
With 16 save situations, the White Sox have amassed 7 holds and 5 blown saves. Chicago has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 8 save chances and they have earned 3 saves. Their relievers have come in 24 times in high leverage situations in addition to 23 occasions with runners on. Chicago relievers hold an inherited score rate of 28.6% out of 35 inherited base runners. They are ranked 27th in baseball with a save rate of 37.5%, and they have sent 55 relievers to the hill this year.
In 1,389 innings on the diamond, the White Sox have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 67.7% (27th in professional baseball). The Chicago White Sox have twisted 10 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .972 (29th in baseball). The White Sox have 130 assists, 17 errors and have amassed 463 putouts for the year.
So far in his MLB career, Keuchel has allowed 1,330 hits and he has 1,088 punch outs in 1,384 innings. He has given up a total of 557 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.254 and having a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.68 and he has faced 5,762 hitters in his career. Keuchel (91-73 mark in his career) has a 3.62 ERA and has conceded 8.6 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-165) and under 8 runs
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