Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 8/13/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+165) Chicago (-195)
The Detroit Tigers (43-70) are headed to Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday where they will attempt to beat the Chicago White Sox (56-56). The moneyline on this contest has the Tigers at +165 while the White Sox are at -195. The total is 7.5. The starting pitchers are Matt Manning and Lucas Giolito.
The Tigers have accrued 162 doubles as a team and have hit 66 balls out of the park. Detroit is slugging .332 and have been called out on strikes 979 times, while taking a walk on 264 occasions. As a squad, the Detroit Tigers are scoring 3.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 30th in baseball. They have tallied 345 RBI's as well as 840 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average comes in at .226. They have earned 361 runs while having a team OBP of .282.
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The Tigers hold a team ERA of 4.02 over the course of the season (19th in the league), and the staff has rung up 823 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.34 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.28. Tigers pitchers have allowed 104 long balls and 496 total runs (19th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 352 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.00 as a squad on the year.
The Tigers have sent 406 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 135 base runners this year and 28.1% of them earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 25 saves on the season and have not converted 11 of 36 chances to get a save. The Tigers relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 69.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 103 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 65 holds on the year (9th in the league). Tigers relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 78 times in addition to having 104 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Detroit Tigers are sitting with 2,960 putouts this year, in addition to 966 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which puts them in 21st in professional baseball, and have a total of 93 double plays. The Tigers have converted 70.2% of balls in play into outs in their 8,880 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 11th in the majors.
Manning has taken the ball for 105 innings and has accounted for 69 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. Manning (4-7 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.55 while facing 464 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 5.13 (60 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.434. He has surrendered 111 hits (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 40 free passes.
The White Sox hold a team SLG% of .386 and they are recording 4.26 runs per game (18th in the league). They have 190 doubles, while walking 262 times as well as racking up 477 runs. Chicago has hit 98 home runs for the season and 453 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 875 instances (24th in the league) and are sitting with 1,002 base hits. The Chicago White Sox have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .310 and a batting average of .257 for the year.
The White Sox have a WHIP of 1.321 with a FIP of 3.94 as a team this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.60 (1,005 strikeouts against 387 walks). They come in at 21st in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 934. They have conceded 122 homers and they surrender 4.47 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 497 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 3.93 (437 earned runs conceded).
Sitting with 126 save situations, the White Sox have earned 77 holds and also 16 blown saves. Chicago has called on relievers to enter the contest in 48 save opportunities and they have earned 32 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 114 times in high leverage situations in addition to 95 occasions with runners on base. Chicago relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 38.3% out of 133 inherited runners. They sit at 12th in the league with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 383 relief pitchers onto the field for the season.
In their 9,000 innings on the field, the White Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (25th in the majors). The Chicago White Sox have turned 88 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in MLB). The White Sox have recorded 909 assists, 71 errors and have amassed 3,000 putouts for the season.
Thus far in his career, Giolito has given up 664 hits while accumulating 816 punch outs in 774 frames. He has surrendered a total of 369 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.236 and a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.78 and he has faced 3,232 batters so far in his MLB career. Giolito (50-44 career mark) holds a 4.29 earned run average while giving up 7.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-195) and under 7.5 runs
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