Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 8/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+170) Chicago (-200)
The Chicago White Sox (57-56) are hosting the Detroit Tigers (43-71) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has Detroit at +170 and Chicago is at -200. The total is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Tyler Alexander and Lance Lynn.
Detroit has a slugging rate of .330 and have been rung up 993 times, while being walked on 267 occasions. They have earned 345 runs batted in as well as 843 base knocks over the course of the season, and their batting average sits at .225. The Tigers have hit 162 doubles as a team and have hit 66 balls out of the park. They have earned 361 runs scored while having a team OBP of .282. As a squad, the Detroit Tigers are notching 3.2 runs/g, which has them at 30th in baseball.
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Tigers pitchers have yielded 104 home runs and also 498 runs in total (20th in the league). They have walked 357 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.00 as a team for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.32 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.29. The Tigers have an ERA of 4.00 this year (19th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 829 hitters.
The Tigers have sent 409 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The relievers have inherited 136 runners over the course of the season with 27.9% of those players earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 25 saves on the campaign and have not converted 11 of 36 chances to get a save. The Tigers relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 69.4% and stepped onto the hill in 103 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 65 holds for the season (9th in MLB). Tigers relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 79 times as well as having 106 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Detroit Tigers have notched a total of 2,984 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 977 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which is 20th in professional baseball, and have a total of 95 double plays. The Tigers have turned 70.1% of baseballs in play into outs in their 8,952 innings on the diamond, ranking them 11th in pro baseball.
Alexander has thrown 245 frames and has accounted for 194 K's so far in his career. Alexander (7-17 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.39 while facing 1,040 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.07 (111 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.286. He has surrendered 262 base knocks (9.6 hits per 9 innings) with 54 walks.
Chicago has recorded 98 home runs on the campaign to go along with 455 runs batted in. They have 191 two-baggers, while getting a free base 267 times and scoring 479 runs. The Chicago White Sox have a team on-base percentage of .311 in addition to a batting average of .257 so far this season. The White Sox hold a slugging % of .385 and they are recording 4.24 runs per contest (19th in baseball). They have struck out on 881 instances (24th in MLB) and have tallied 1,010 hits.
The White Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.315 with a FIP of 3.91 as a team on the season. They are currently ranked 21st in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 937. The Chicago pitching staff have given up 497 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.90 (437 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.61 (1,019 strikeouts vs 390 bases on balls). They have surrendered 122 homers and they concede 4.43 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league).
Sitting with 128 save situations, the White Sox have tallied 78 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 49 save opportunities and they have earned 33 saves. Their relievers have come in 115 times in high leverage situations and also on 95 occasions with base runners. Chicago relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 38.3% of 133 inherited runners. They sit at 11th in the league holding a save rate of 67.3%, and they have sent 386 relief pitchers onto the diamond so far this year.
In 9,081 innings on the diamond, the White Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (25th in MLB). The Chicago White Sox have gotten 89 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in pro baseball). The White Sox have racked up 917 assists, 71 errors and have amassed 3,027 putouts so far this year.
Lynn (117-82 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.57 earned run average while giving up 8.2 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.83 and he has faced 6,950 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 652 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.269 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. In his pro baseball career, Lynn has conceded 1,501 base knocks while totaling 1,653 punch outs in 1,643 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-200) and under 8 runs
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