Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 6/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+125) Chicago (-161)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the venue where Carlos Rodon and the Chicago White Sox (36-23, 1st in AL Central) will play the Toronto Blue Jays (30-27, 3rd in AL East) on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have the Blue Jays coming in at +125 and the White Sox are at -161. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Robbie Ray and Carlos Rodon.
Toronto owns a slugging percentage of .440 and have struck out 473 times, while being walked on 171 occasions. They have 267 runs batted in as well as 497 base knocks this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .258. The Blue Jays have tallied 86 doubles as a unit and have hit 84 baseballs out of the stadium. They are sitting with 282 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .323. As a unit, the Toronto Blue Jays are scoring 5.0 runs per outing, which is 6th in the league.
The Blue Jays are sitting with a team ERA of 4.01 for the season (14th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 515 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.80 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.29. Blue Jays pitchers have relinquished 76 long balls and also 246 runs in total (14th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 184 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.33 as a unit this year.
The Blue Jays relief pitchers have a save percentage of 61.1% and has entered the game in 50 save situations. The relievers have inherited 91 runners so far this year and 31.9% of those runners ended up scoring. Blue Jays pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 66 times as well as having 65 appearances in high leverage situations. The Blue Jays have sent 196 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have notched 30 holds so far this year (14th in MLB). They have tallied 11 saves this year and have blown 7 of their 18 save opportunities.
The Toronto Blue Jays are sitting with 1,483 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 524 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them ranked 11th in baseball, and they have turned 377 double plays. The Blue Jays have turned 69.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,449 innings, which has them ranked 18th in baseball.
Ray has pitched in 900 frames and has racked up 1,111 K's during his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.22 (422 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.368. He has given up 817 base hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has 415 free passes. Ray (52-53 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 4.16 while he has gone up against 3,884 batters during his time in the majors.
The Chicago White Sox have earned an on-base percentage of .341 and a team batting average of .254 for the year. They have struck out on 517 occasions (17th in baseball) and have 484 base knocks. Chicago has hit 60 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 270 RBIs. The White Sox have a team SLG% of .408 and they are earning 4.93 runs per game (7th in the league). They have hit 90 doubles, while walking 229 times as well as recording 291 runs.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.161 with a FIP of 3.53 as a squad so far this year. They come in at 5th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 419. The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 206 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.26 (182 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.51 (579 strikeouts against 165 free passes). They have allowed 62 homers and they allow 3.69 runs per 9 innings (4th in MLB).
Sitting with 56 save situations, the White Sox have earned 27 holds and 10 blown saves. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 26 save chances and they have walked away with 16 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 57 times in high leverage situations in addition to 54 occasions with base runners. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.4% out of their 92 inherited base runners. They sit at 15th in MLB with a save rate of 61.5%, and they have dispatched 168 relievers onto the diamond on the season.
In their 4,530 innings played, the White Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (16th in baseball). The Chicago White Sox have turned 38 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (29th in pro baseball). The White Sox have racked up 438 assists, 40 errors and have accumulated 1,510 putouts for the year.
So far in his pro baseball career, Rodon has allowed 541 hits while he has tallied 605 strikeouts in 591 innings pitched. He has conceded 259 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.328 and a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.48 and he has faced 2,538 hitters during his pro baseball career. Rodon (34-35 record in his career) has earned a 3.94 ERA and has surrendered 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (-161)
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