Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/23/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+170) Chicago (-200)
The Detroit Tigers (57-92) are on their way to Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday where they will play the Chicago White Sox (76-73). The line on this matchup has Detroit at +170 and Chicago is coming in at -200. The over/under comes in at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Eduardo Rodriguez and Lucas Giolito.
The Tigers have accumulated 218 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 95 balls out of the stadium. Detroit is slugging .343 and have been called out on strikes 1,301 times, while drawing a walk on 346 occasions. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are notching 3.4 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 30th in MLB. They have accumulated 474 runs batted in as well as 1,125 base knocks on the season, while their batting average comes in at .229. They have accounted for 496 runs while having a team OBP of .285.
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The Tigers have an ERA of 4.09 over the course of the season (20th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,085 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 454 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.12 as a squad for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.39 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.29. Tigers pitchers have conceded 151 home runs in addition to 657 runs (20th in MLB).
The Tigers have dispatched 528 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 171 base runners for the season with 29.8% of those players earned a run for their team. They have earned 32 saves for the year and have missed out on 16 of their 48 save chances. The Tigers relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 66.7% and has come into the game in 129 save situations. The relief pitchers have 79 holds on the campaign (13th in the league). Tigers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 106 times and also have had 142 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Detroit Tigers have a tally of 3,885 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,278 assists and 87 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them sitting 24th in professional baseball, and they have turned 124 double plays. The Tigers have converted 70.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,655 innings on the diamond, ranking them 12th in the majors.
Rodriguez (67-44 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.86 and he has faced 3,959 batters in the majors. He has allowed 899 base hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 322 walks. His ERA is 4.18 (431 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.314. Rodriguez has pitched in 929 innings and has accumulated 951 K's in his pro baseball career.
The Chicago White Sox have an OBP of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .261 for the year. They have struck out on 1,156 instances (24th in baseball) and have a total of 1,344 base knocks. Chicago has tallied 138 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 617 runs batted in. The White Sox have a team slugging % of .393 and they average 4.39 runs per contest (13th in baseball). They have tallied 252 two-baggers, while taking a walk 367 times as well as notching 649 runs.
The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 652 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.88 (571 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 152 long balls and they surrender 4.43 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league). The White Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.279 in addition to having a FIP of 3.81 as a staff for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.71 (1,326 strikeouts against 490 free passes). They come in at 12th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,204.
Chicago has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 65 save chances and they have tallied 44 saves. They rank 12th in MLB holding a save percentage of 67.7%, and they have sent 505 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. Their relievers have come in 158 times in high leverage situations in addition to 131 occasions with runners on. Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 38.9% out of their 185 inherited runners. Sitting with 160 save situations, the White Sox have tallied 94 holds in addition to 21 blown saves.
Out of their 11,922 innings played, the White Sox have a efficiency on defense of 69.1% (20th in MLB). The Chicago White Sox have gotten 110 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .982 (29th in pro baseball). The White Sox have recorded 1,175 assists, 96 errors and have a total of 3,974 putouts on the campaign.
So far in his pro baseball career, Giolito has allowed 705 base hits while he has accumulated 854 punch outs in 811 frames. Giolito (52-47 record in his career) has earned a 4.35 earned run average while surrendering 7.8 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 392 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.246 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.79 and he has faced 3,393 opposing batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-200) and under 7.5 runs
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