Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 4/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Kohei Arihara and the Texas Rangers (9-10, 4th in AL West) are headed to Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (9-9, 2nd in AL Central).
The Rangers have accounted for 16 doubles as a team and have smacked 20 balls out of the park. Texas is slugging .349 and have struck out 204 times, while drawing a walk on 63 occasions. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are putting up 3.9 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 23rd in baseball. They have recorded 70 RBI's in addition to 136 hits for the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .218. They are sitting with 74 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .301.
The Rangers are sitting with a team ERA of 4.15 on the campaign (13th in baseball), and they have struck out 168 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 48 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.44 as a unit for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 3.50 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.24. Rangers pitchers have relinquished 30 home runs and 85 runs in total (21st in the league).
Rangers bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 14 times as well as having 17 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have 6 holds on the year (24th in MLB). The Rangers relievers have compiled a save rate of 50.0% and has entered the game in 15 save situations. They have recorded 4 saves on the season and have not converted 4 of their 8 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 24 base runners for the year with 20.8% of them crossed home plate. The Rangers have sent 57 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
The Texas Rangers have 507 putouts this season, as well as 166 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .981 which puts them in 21st in baseball, and have earned 140 double plays. The Rangers have converted 69.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,521 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 16th in pro baseball.
Arihara has pitched in 20 innings and has racked up 13 K's in his pro baseball career. Arihara (2-1 career record) has a FIP of 3.05 while he has gone up against 76 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 2.21 (5 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 0.934. He has given up 16 base hits (7.1 hits per nine innings) with 3 free passes.
The Chicago White Sox have compiled an OBP of .330 and a team batting average of .246 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 158 instances (23rd in the league) and have totaled 149 base hits. Chicago has compiled 19 home runs this season as well as 81 runs batted in. The White Sox have a slugging percentage of .396 and they average 4.94 runs per game (7th in baseball). They have recorded 30 two-baggers, while walking 67 times and putting up 89 runs.
The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.246 with a FIP of 3.37 as a staff on the campaign. They come in at 7th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 132. The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 75 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.68 (63 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.03 (182 strikeouts vs 60 bases on balls). They have conceded 16 long balls and they concede 4.38 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league).
Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 8 save opportunities and they have recorded 3 saves. They are ranked 27th in the league with a save rate of 37.5%, and they have sent 55 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 24 times in high leverage situations and on 23 occasions with runners on. Chicago relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.6% of 35 inherited base runners. With 16 save situations, the White Sox have 7 holds and 5 blown saves.
In 1,389 innings on the diamond, the White Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (27th in the majors). The Chicago White Sox have twisted 10 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .972 (29th in the majors). The White Sox have recorded 130 assists, 17 errors and have accumulated 463 putouts for the season.
In his career, Giolito has allowed 418 hits while accumulating 521 K's in 507 innings pitched. He has allowed 253 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.229 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.53 and he has gone up against 2,129 hitters during his career. Giolito (32-30 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.49 ERA while allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas
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