Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 4/15/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Friday, April 15, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+115) Chicago (-135)
The Tampa Bay Rays (4-2) are traveling to Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday where they will meet the Chicago White Sox (4-1). The odds on this game have Tampa Bay at +115 while Chicago is opening at -135. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Drew Rasmussen and Dylan Cease.
Tampa Bay is slugging .429 and have been called out on strikes 54 times, while drawing a walk on 22 occasions. They have 28 runs batted in as well as 56 hits on the season, while their average at the plate sits at .273. The Rays have compiled 10 doubles as a squad and have hit 6 balls out of the park. They have 28 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .338. As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are scoring 4.7 runs per outing, which ranks them 11th in the league.
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The Rays are sitting with a team ERA of 4.09 so far this season (18th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 67 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.68 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.31. Rays pitchers have allowed 8 home runs and also 29 runs (23rd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 25 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.01 as a unit over the course of the season.
Rays relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 10 times in addition to having 6 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 4 holds on the year (14th in baseball). The Rays bullpen have a save rate of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 8 save situations. They have recorded 2 saves on the year and have blown 2 out of their 4 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 13 runners for the year and 7.7% of those players crossed home plate. The Rays have dispatched 27 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
The Tampa Bay Rays have earned a total of 138 putouts so far this season, as well as 40 assists and 3 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which has them ranked 14th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 4 double plays. The Rays have turned 68.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 414 innings on the field, ranking them 23rd in MLB.
Rasmussen (5-1 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.49 while facing 395 opposing hitters in the majors. He has given up 77 base knocks (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 35 free passes. His ERA is 3.40 (36 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.175. Rasmussen has pitched in 95 frames and is sitting with 97 K's during his pro baseball career.
The Chicago White Sox have tallied an OBP of .319 in addition to a team batting average of .269 this year. They have been rung up on 29 occasions (28th in baseball) and have earned 46 hits. Chicago has compiled 7 long balls this season as well as 28 RBIs. The White Sox have a team SLG% of .468 and they are scoring 5.60 runs per game (4th in baseball). They have put up 11 doubles, while walking 13 times and earning 28 runs.
The White Sox have a WHIP of 1.176 in addition to having a FIP of 2.95 as a unit for the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.65 (53 strikeouts vs 20 bases on balls). They sit at 3rd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 32. They have surrendered 3 home runs and they concede 2.85 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball). The Chicago pitching staff have relinquished 14 runs for the year while having an ERA of 2.65 (13 earned runs conceded).
Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 4 save chances and they have earned 3 saves. They rank 11th in MLB holding a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 22 relievers onto the field over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 8 times in high leverage situations and also on 5 occasions with base runners. Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 44.4% out of 9 inherited base runners. With 14 save situations, the White Sox have 10 holds and also 1 blown save.
The Chicago White Sox have gotten 4 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .993 (4th in the majors). The White Sox have accrued 28 assists, 1 error and have notched a total of 107 putouts on the season. In their 321 innings on the field, the White Sox have a defensive efficiency of 72.9% (13th in baseball).
In his career, Cease has surrendered 269 hits while he has earned 359 strikeouts in 302 innings pitched. Cease (23-18 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.35 ERA and has conceded 8.0 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 146 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.354 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.56 and he has faced 1,309 opposing batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (+115)
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