Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 6/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-132) Chicago (+105)
Hyun Jin Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays (30-28, 4th in AL East) travel to Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday where they'll meet the Chicago White Sox (37-23, 1st in AL Central). The Blue Jays open this contest at -132 while the White Sox are coming in at +105. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Hyun Jin Ryu and Dallas Keuchel.
Toronto has a slugging % of .440 and have been called out on strikes 473 times, while being walked on 171 occasions. They have compiled 267 RBI's in addition to 497 hits so far this year, while their team batting average comes in at .258. The Blue Jays have tallied 86 doubles as a squad and have hit 84 balls out of the park. They have racked up 282 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .323. As a unit, the Toronto Blue Jays are compiling 5.0 runs per game, which ranks them 6th in MLB.
The Blue Jays have compiled a team earned run average of 4.01 over the course of the season (14th in the league), and the staff has struck out 515 batters. They have walked 184 opposing players and their FIP is 4.33 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.80 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.29. Blue Jays pitchers have allowed 76 home runs and also 246 runs in total (13th in baseball).
Blue Jays bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 66 times as well as having 65 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 30 holds over the course of the season (14th in baseball). The Blue Jays bullpen have a save percentage of 61.1% and has entered the game in 50 save situations. They have accumulated 11 saves so far this season and have blown 7 out of their 18 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 91 runners on the campaign and 31.9% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Blue Jays have dispatched 196 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year.
The Blue Jays have turned 69.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 4,449 innings on the field, which ranks them 18th in MLB. The Toronto Blue Jays have earned 1,483 putouts on the year, in addition to 524 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which has them sitting 11th in the majors, and they have twisted 377 double plays.
Ryu has taken the hill for 871 innings and has accumulated 796 K's so far in his career. His earned run average is 2.97 (288 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.159. He has conceded 818 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 192 free passes. Ryu (64-38 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 3.31 while he has faced 3,560 batters during his time in the majors.
The White Sox have a slugging percentage of .408 and they are earning 4.93 runs per game (7th in baseball). They have hit 90 doubles, while taking a walk 229 times as well as putting up 291 runs. Chicago has a total of 60 HRs over the course of the season as well as 270 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 517 occasions (17th in the league) and are sitting with 484 hits. The Chicago White Sox have recorded an on-base percentage of .341 and a team batting average of .254 so far this year.
The White Sox have a WHIP of 1.161 in addition to having a FIP of 3.54 as a unit so far this year. They come in at 5th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 419. The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 206 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.26 (182 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.51 (579 strikeouts against 165 walks). They have allowed 62 long balls and they allow 3.69 runs per 9 innings (4th in MLB).
With 56 save situations, the White Sox have earned 27 holds in addition to 10 blown saves. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 26 save opportunities and they have come away with 16 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 57 times in high leverage situations and on 54 occasions with runners on. Chicago relievers have an inherited score rate of 30.4% out of 92 inherited base runners. They are ranked 15th in baseball holding a save rate of 61.5%, and they have dispatched 168 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 38 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .980 (29th in MLB). The White Sox have recorded 438 assists, 40 errors and have 1,510 putouts this season. Out of their 4,530 innings played, the White Sox have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (16th in professional baseball).
So far in his career, Keuchel has surrendered 1,377 hits while tallying 1,111 strikeouts in 1,431 innings pitched. Keuchel (94-74 career record) has earned a 3.62 ERA while giving up 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 576 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.254 and having a FIP of 3.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.66 and he has gone up against 5,956 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (+105)
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