Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 4/10/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-140) Detroit (+120)
The Chicago White Sox (93-69 last season) are en route to Comerica Park on Sunday where they will go up against the Detroit Tigers (77-85 last year). The odds on this game have Chicago at -140 while Detroit is priced at +120. The betting total is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Michael Kopech and Casey Mize.
The White Sox accounted for 275 doubles as a squad and hit 190 balls out of the park. Chicago had a slugging percentage of .422 and were rung up 1,389 times, while drawing a walk on 586 occasions. As a team, the Chicago White Sox scored 4.9 runs per contest, which put them at 8th in the league. They earned 757 RBI's in addition to 1,373 hits last year, while their average at the plate came in at .256. They earned a total of 796 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .336.
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The White Sox had a team earned run average of 3.73 for the previous season (5th in baseball), and their staff struck out 1,588 batters. They walked 485 opposing players and their FIP was 3.74 as a team during the previous year. They had a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.27 and the pitching staff finished with a WHIP of 1.20. White Sox pitchers relinquished 182 long balls and also 636 runs (4th in MLB).
The White Sox relievers recorded a save rate of 63.2% and entered the game in 161 save situations. The relievers inherited 201 base runners over the course of last year and 34.8% of them ended up scoring. White Sox pitchers entered the contest with players on base 131 times in addition to having 154 games in high leverage situations. The White Sox had dispatched 512 relievers to the mound in the previous season. The relievers notched 89 holds last year (10th in baseball). They compiled 43 saves for the previous season and missed out on 25 of their 68 chances to get a save.
The Chicago White Sox amassed 4,210 putouts over the course of last season, in addition to 1,210 assists and 97 errors. Their fielding percentage was previously at .982 which put them in 27th in the majors, and accumulated 112 double plays. The White Sox turned 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,630 innings on the field, ranking them 18th in baseball.
Kopech (5-4 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.51 and he has gone up against 353 hitters in the major leagues. He has conceded 74 hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 26 free passes. His ERA is 3.76 (35 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.195. Kopech has taken the hill for 83 innings and has earned 118 K's during his pro baseball career.
The Detroit Tigers had an on-base percentage of .308 and a team batting average of .242 over the course of last season. They were called out on strikes on 1,514 instances (4th in the league) and were sitting with 1,299 hits. Detroit hit 179 home runs over the course of last year in addition to 675 runs batted in. The Tigers held a team SLG% of .399 and they were earning 4.30 runs per outing (22nd in MLB). They notched 236 two-baggers, while getting a free base 490 times as well as scoring 697 runs.
The Detroit pitching staff surrendered 756 runs over the course of the prior season while having an ERA of 4.32 (681 earned runs relinquished). They conceded 199 home runs and they relinquished 4.79 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league). The Tigers had a team WHIP of 1.368 and had a FIP of 4.60 as a pitching staff last year. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 2.20 (1,259 strikeouts against 571 free passes). They finished at 20th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,370.
Detroit relief pitchers held an inherited score percentage of 35.9% of 234 inherited runners. Their relievers stepped onto the mound 167 times in high leverage situations and on 155 occasions with base runners. With 149 save situations, the Tigers earned 78 holds and also 24 blown saves. They ranked 11th in MLB with a save percentage of 63.6%, and they dispatched 577 relievers to the mound last season. Detroit had relief pitchers enter the contest in 66 save opportunities and they earned 42 saves.
In their 12,777 innings on the diamond, the Tigers held a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (15th in baseball). The Detroit Tigers turned 136 double plays and had a fielding percentage of .986 (11th in the majors). The Tigers recorded 1,492 assists, 83 errors and notched a total of 4,259 putouts over the course of last season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Mize has allowed 159 hits and he has 144 K's in 178 innings. He has conceded a total of 84 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.192 and a FIP of 5.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.67 and he has gone up against 745 opposing batters in his MLB career. Mize (7-12 career win-loss record) has a 4.23 ERA while giving up 8.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit (+120) and under 8.5 runs
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