Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 6/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+155) Chicago (-200)
Lance Lynn and the Chicago White Sox (36-23, 1st in AL Central) host the Toronto Blue Jays (30-27, 3rd in AL East) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have the Blue Jays priced at +155 and the White Sox are at -200. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Alek Manoah and Lance Lynn.
Toronto owns a slugging percentage of .440 and have struck out 473 times, while taking a walk on 171 occasions. They have tallied 267 runs batted in in addition to 497 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate sits at .258. The Blue Jays have compiled 86 doubles as a unit and have knocked 84 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 282 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .323. As a unit, the Toronto Blue Jays are knocking in 5.0 runs per game, which is 6th in baseball.
The Blue Jays have a team earned run average of 4.01 on the campaign (14th in baseball), and they have rung up 515 hitters. They have walked 184 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.33 as a team this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.80 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.29. Blue Jays pitchers have relinquished 76 long balls and 246 runs in total (13th in the league).
Blue Jays bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 66 times and also have had 65 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 30 holds on the year (14th in MLB). The Blue Jays relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 61.1% and has come into the game in 50 save situations. They have tallied 11 saves on the season and have blown 7 out of their 18 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 91 runners this year with 31.9% of those runners crossed home plate. The Blue Jays have dispatched 196 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Blue Jays have converted 69.1% of balls hit into play into outs in their 4,449 innings, which ranks them 18th in MLB. The Toronto Blue Jays have accounted for 1,483 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 524 assists and 33 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which ranks 11th in baseball, and have earned 377 double plays.
Manoah (1-0 record in his career) has a FIP of 6.68 while going up against 40 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 6 base knocks (5.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 5 walks. His earned run average is 3.86 (4 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.179. Manoah has taken the mound for 9 innings and has tallied 12 K's in his pro baseball career.
Chicago has compiled 60 long balls this year as well as 270 RBIs. They have put up 90 doubles, while walking 229 times as well as racking up 291 runs. The Chicago White Sox are sitting with a team OBP of .341 and a team batting average of .254 over the course of the season. The White Sox hold a slugging percentage of .408 and they score 4.93 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have struck out on 517 occasions (17th in the league) and have tallied 484 hits.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.161 in addition to having a FIP of 3.54 as a unit over the course of the season. They have a ranking of 5th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 419. The Chicago pitching staff have given up 206 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.26 (182 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.51 (579 strikeouts against 165 bases on balls). They have given up 62 long balls and they give up 3.69 runs per 9 innings (4th in MLB).
Sitting with 56 save situations, the White Sox have accumulated 27 holds and also 10 blown saves. Chicago has had relievers enter the contest in 26 save chances and they have tallied 16 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 57 times in high leverage situations and also on 54 occasions with base runners. Chicago relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.4% out of 92 inherited runners. They are ranked 15th in the league holding a save percentage of 61.5%, and they have sent 168 relievers to the mound on the season.
In 4,530 innings played, the White Sox have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (16th in the majors). The Chicago White Sox have turned 38 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (29th in MLB). The White Sox have recorded 438 assists, 40 errors and have a tally of 1,510 putouts so far this year.
Thus far in his career, Lynn has allowed 1,349 base hits while he has totaled 1,478 K's in 1,485 frames. He has surrendered 574 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.276 and a FIP of 3.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.71 and he has faced 6,283 hitters in his MLB career. Lynn (111-72 career mark) is the owner of a 3.48 earned run average while giving up 8.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (+155)
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