Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 4/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+120) Chicago (-140)
The Chicago White Sox (4-1) are hosting the Tampa Bay Rays (4-2) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday. The odds on this game have Tampa Bay at +120 and Chicago is at -140. The total is 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Corey Kluber and Michael Kopech.
Tampa Bay has a slugging rate of .429 and have been called out on strikes 54 times, while drawing a walk on 22 occasions. They have amassed 28 RBI's and 56 hits this season, and their average at the plate is at .273. The Rays have earned 10 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 6 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 28 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .338. As a squad, the Tampa Bay Rays are scoring 4.7 runs/g, which puts them at 11th in MLB.
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Rays pitchers have surrendered 8 home runs and also 29 runs in total (23rd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 25 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.01 as a team for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.68 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.31. The Rays have compiled a team ERA of 4.09 on the season (18th in the league), and the staff has struck out 67 batters.
The Rays relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 50.0% and has come into the game in 8 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 13 runners on the campaign and 7.7% of them crossed the plate. Rays pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 10 times as well as having 6 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rays have sent 27 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers have earned 4 holds so far this season (14th in the league). They have earned 2 saves for the year and have blown 2 of their 4 save chances.
The Tampa Bay Rays have accounted for 165 putouts this season, in addition to 50 assists and 3 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which has them sitting 12th in baseball, and they have turned 4 double plays. The Rays have converted 69.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 495 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 20th in pro baseball.
Kluber (103-61 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.04 and he has gone up against 5,762 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,242 base knocks (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 330 walks. His ERA is 3.18 (505 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.101. Kluber has taken the hill for 1,427 frames and has earned 1,549 strikeouts so far in his career.
The White Sox have a team slugging % of .468 and they are recording 5.60 runs per game (4th in baseball). They have 11 doubles, while getting a free base 13 times and putting up 28 runs. Chicago is sitting with 7 home runs on the season to go along with 28 RBIs. They have been rung up on 29 instances (28th in the league) and have accounted for 46 hits. The Chicago White Sox hold a team OBP of .319 in addition to a team batting average of .269 on the year.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.176 with a FIP of 2.95 as a pitching staff on the year. They rank 3rd in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 32. The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 14 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 2.65 (13 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.65 (53 strikeouts against 20 bases on balls). They have surrendered 3 homers and they allow 2.85 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league).
Chicago has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 4 save chances and they have walked away with 3 saves. They rank 11th in MLB holding a save rate of 75.0%, and they have sent 22 relief pitchers to the hill this year. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 8 times in high leverage situations and on 5 occasions with base runners. Chicago bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 44.4% of 9 inherited runners. Sitting with 14 save situations, the White Sox have earned 10 holds in addition to 1 blown save.
The Chicago White Sox have gotten 4 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .994 (4th in professional baseball). The White Sox have racked up 37 assists, 1 error and have accounted for 134 putouts over the course of the season. In 402 innings on the field, the White Sox have a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (15th in the majors).
So far in his career, Kopech has surrendered 76 hits and he has 121 punch outs in 87 innings pitched. He has allowed 36 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.186 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.32 and he has faced 368 hitters in his pro baseball career. Kopech (5-4 career mark) has a 3.70 earned run average and has given up 7.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (+120)
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