Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 6/3/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Friday, June 3, 2022
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Tampa Bay Rays (29-21) will try to beat the Chicago White Sox (23-25) at Tropicana Field on Friday. The expected starting pitchers are Vince Velasquez and Shane McClanahan.
The White Sox have earned 74 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 43 baseballs out of the stadium. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .362 and have struck out 353 times, while being walked on 112 occasions. As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are compiling 3.7 runs per contest, which is 27th in baseball. They have 166 runs batted in and 384 base knocks so far this season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .236. They are sitting with 175 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .291.
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White Sox pitchers have allowed 48 home runs and 225 runs in total (19th in MLB). They have walked 195 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.95 as a unit this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.31 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.39. The White Sox have a team earned run average of 4.12 so far this year (21st in MLB), and their staff has struck out 450 hitters.
White Sox relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 52 times in addition to having 52 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 47 holds on the campaign (1st in baseball). The White Sox relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 74 save situations. They have accumulated 18 saves for the season and have blown 9 of 27 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 72 base runners this year and 29.2% of those runners ended up scoring. The White Sox have dispatched 185 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
The Chicago White Sox have earned a total of 1,290 putouts this year, as well as 398 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .981 which has them ranked 24th in the majors, and they have twisted 38 double plays. The White Sox have turned 67.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 3,870 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 27th in baseball.
Velasquez (33-47 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.59 while he has faced 2,971 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 674 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 282 free passes. His earned run average is 4.97 (379 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.392. Velasquez has thrown 686 innings and has accounted for 749 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
Tampa Bay has accumulated 49 home runs on the year and 196 runs batted in. They have put up 76 two-baggers, while taking a walk 138 times as well as notching 207 runs. The Tampa Bay Rays have accumulated an on-base percentage of .293 and a team batting average of .231 on the campaign. The Rays hold a team slugging percentage of .376 and they tally 4.14 runs per game (18th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 432 occasions (11th in MLB) and have tallied 385 base hits.
The Tampa Bay pitching staff have surrendered 199 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.32 (166 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 57 HR's and they give up 3.98 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.111 and have a FIP of 3.80 as a staff so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.45 (445 strikeouts vs 129 free passes). They are currently ranked 9th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 371.
With 61 save situations, the Rays have 34 holds and 11 blown saves. Tampa Bay has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 26 save opportunities and they have walked away with 15 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 65 times in high leverage situations in addition to 50 occasions with runners on. Tampa Bay relievers have an inherited score rate of 23.0% out of 61 inherited runners. They sit at 26th in baseball holding a save rate of 57.7%, and they have sent 186 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year.
The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 32 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (22nd in pro baseball). The Rays have racked up 413 assists, 32 errors and are sitting with 1,350 putouts for the season. In their 4,050 innings played, the Rays hold a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (5th in baseball).
McClanahan (15-8 mark in his career) is the owner of a 2.97 ERA while allowing 8.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.53 and he has faced 740 batters in his career. He has given up a total of 60 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.156 and having a FIP of 3.1. During his MLB career, McClanahan has allowed 161 hits while he has accumulated 222 strikeouts in 181 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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