Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Friday, September 16, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-140) Detroit (+120)
The Chicago White Sox (73-70) are en route to Comerica Park on Friday where they will go up against the Detroit Tigers (54-89). The moneyline on this matchup has the White Sox at -140 and the Tigers open at +120. The total has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Lucas Giolito and Matt Manning.
As a team, the Chicago White Sox are notching 4.3 runs/g, which puts them at 17th in MLB. They have a total of 617 runs scored and have an OBP of .317. The White Sox have tallied 242 two-baggers as a team and have hit 129 balls out of the stadium. They have amassed 586 runs batted in as well as 1,298 hits on the season, while their batting average sits at .262. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .392 and have struck out 1,109 times, while being walked on 357 occasions.
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White Sox pitchers have conceded 149 home runs in addition to 629 total runs (19th in baseball). They have walked 472 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.84 as a team so far this year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.71 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.29. The White Sox are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.93 over the course of the season (16th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,279 batters.
The White Sox relievers have recorded a save rate of 69.4% and stepped onto the hill in 154 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 178 runners for the season and 37.6% of those players crossed home plate. White Sox bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 122 times and also have had 145 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have dispatched 483 relievers to the mound on the year. The bullpen have recorded 91 holds so far this year (6th in the league). They have accumulated 43 saves for the season and have missed out on 19 of their 62 chances to save the game.
The Chicago White Sox have accounted for 3,771 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,125 assists and 89 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which puts them in 29th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 107 double plays. The White Sox have turned 68.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 11,313 innings, which ranks them 22nd in baseball.
Giolito has taken the mound for 806 frames and is sitting with 849 K's thus far in his career. His ERA is 4.36 (391 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.245. He has surrendered 701 base hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has 303 free passes. Giolito (52-47 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.29 while going up against 3,372 hitters in the majors.
The Tigers hold a team slugging % of .341 and they have an average of 3.29 runs per contest (30th in baseball). They have recorded 208 doubles, while taking a walk 333 times and putting up 471 runs. Detroit is sitting with 90 long balls on the campaign as well as 450 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,254 occasions (9th in baseball) and have accounted for 1,085 base hits. The Detroit Tigers have an OBP of .285 and a batting average of .229 this year.
The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.301 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.15 as a unit this season. They are currently ranked 17th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,183. The Detroit pitching staff have surrendered 638 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 4.13 (572 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio is 2.37 (1,041 strikeouts vs 439 walks). They have allowed 147 homers and they surrender 4.60 runs per 9 innings (20th in MLB).
With 123 save situations, the Tigers have compiled 76 holds and 14 blown saves. Detroit has had relief pitchers enter the game in 45 save opportunities and they have walked away with 31 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 133 times in high leverage situations and also on 99 occasions with base runners. Detroit bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 28.2% out of their 163 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 10th in MLB holding a save rate of 68.9%, and they have dispatched 510 relievers to the mound so far this year.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 120 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in professional baseball). The Tigers have recorded 1,203 assists, 82 errors and have a total of 3,660 putouts this year. Out of their 10,980 innings on the field, the Tigers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (14th in pro baseball).
So far in his career, Manning has allowed 144 base hits while he has tallied 96 K's in 136 innings. He has given up a total of 76 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.404 and a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.04 and he has gone up against 597 opposing batters during his MLB career. Manning (6-9 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 5.03 earned run average while allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (-140)
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