Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 4/9/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-140) Detroit (+120)
Comerica Park is the location where the Detroit Tigers (77-85 last year) will go up against the Chicago White Sox (93-69 last season) on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has Chicago at -140 and Detroit is priced at +120. The betting total is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Dylan Cease and Matt Manning.
The White Sox accumulated 275 two-baggers as a team and hit 190 balls out of the stadium. Chicago had a slugging rate of .422 and were rung up 1,389 times, while drawing a walk on 586 occasions. As a team, the Chicago White Sox compiled 4.9 runs/g, which ranked them 8th in MLB. They recorded 757 RBI's and 1,373 hits last year, while their team batting average was .256. They accumulated 796 runs scored and held an on-base percentage of .336.
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The White Sox had an ERA of 3.73 last year (5th in the league), and they struck out 1,588 batters. They earned a K/BB ratio of 3.27 and their pitching staff held a collective WHIP of 1.20. White Sox pitchers allowed 182 long balls and 636 runs in total (4th in the league). They walked 485 players from the other team and their FIP came in at 3.74 as a team last year.
The White Sox relievers accumulated a save percentage of 63.2% and stepped onto the mound in 161 save situations. The relievers inherited 201 runners in the prior season with 34.8% of those runners crossed home plate. White Sox pitchers entered the contest with players on base 131 times in addition to having 154 contests in high leverage situations. The White Sox had dispatched 512 relievers to the hill last season. The relievers notched 89 holds during the previous year (10th in MLB). They compiled 43 saves over the course of last year and did not convert 25 of 68 chances to save the game.
The Chicago White Sox amassed 4,210 putouts over the course of the prior season, as well as 1,210 assists and 97 errors. Their fielding percentage finished at .982 which had them sitting 27th in pro baseball, and they twisted 112 double plays. The White Sox converted 69.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 12,630 innings on the diamond, which had them ranked 18th in professional baseball.
Cease (22-18 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.42 while going up against 1,289 hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 267 base knocks (8.1 hits per nine innings) with 137 free passes. His earned run average is 4.39 (145 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.360. Cease has taken the ball for 297 frames and has 351 punch outs during his career.
The Detroit Tigers earned a team on-base percentage of .308 and a team batting average of .242 over the course of last year. They were called out on strikes on 1,514 instances (4th in the league) and had a total of 1,299 base hits. Detroit had 179 long balls in the prior season and 675 RBIs. The Tigers had a slugging percentage of .399 and they scored 4.30 runs per game (22nd in the league). They notched 236 doubles, while taking a walk 490 times and putting up 697 runs.
The Tigers had a WHIP of 1.368 in addition to having a FIP of 4.60 as a team last season. They ranked 20th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,370. The Detroit pitching staff surrendered 756 runs for the previous season while having a team ERA of 4.32 (681 earned runs surrendered). They earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.20 (1,259 strikeouts against 571 walks). They gave up 199 homers and they allowed 4.79 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball).
Detroit had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 66 save opportunities and they converted 42 saves. They were ranked 11th in the league with a save rate of 63.6%, and they sent 577 bullpen pitchers onto the field last season. Their relief pitchers came in 167 times in high leverage situations and on 155 occasions with base runners. Detroit relievers held an inherited score rate of 35.9% out of their 234 inherited base runners. Finishing with 149 save situations, the Tigers amassed 78 holds in addition to 24 blown saves.
The Detroit Tigers turned 136 double plays and held a fielding percentage of .986 (11th in professional baseball). The Tigers accrued 1,492 assists, 83 errors and had a total of 4,259 putouts last season. In their 12,777 innings played, the Tigers had a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (15th in the majors).
So far in his MLB career, Manning has conceded 96 hits and he has 57 K's in 85 innings. He has conceded a total of 55 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.512 and a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.73 and he has faced 385 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Manning (4-7 career win-loss record) has earned a 5.80 earned run average and has allowed 10.1 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 9 runs
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