Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 4/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-105) Chicago (-115)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the site where the Chicago White Sox (5-2) will meet the Tampa Bay Rays (4-4) on Sunday. The line on this matchup has Tampa Bay at -105 and Chicago is priced at -115. The betting total is set at 9. The men taking the mound are Tommy Romero and Vince Velasquez.
Tampa Bay has a slugging percentage of .396 and have been called out on strikes 71 times, while drawing a walk on 24 occasions. They have accrued 33 RBI's in addition to 68 hits for the year, while their batting average is at .252. The Rays have accumulated 14 doubles as a unit and have hit 7 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 33 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .309. As a squad, the Tampa Bay Rays are compiling 4.1 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 16th in the league.
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Rays pitchers have allowed 9 home runs and 38 total runs (24th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 28 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.67 as a unit on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.04 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.25. The Rays hold a team ERA of 4.00 on the campaign (18th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 85 batters.
Rays relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 11 times and also have had 6 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 4 holds on the year (17th in the league). The Rays bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 8 save situations. They have compiled 2 saves for the year and have not converted 2 of their 4 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 15 runners so far this season with 13.3% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Rays have sent 33 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
The Rays have transformed 68.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 648 innings, which has them ranked 22nd in baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays have notched a total of 216 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 65 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which has them sitting 14th in MLB, and they have twisted 5 double plays.
Romero has thrown 1 frame and has accumulated 1 punch out so far in his MLB career. Romero (0-0 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 18.62 while going up against 11 batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 16.20 (3 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 4.200. He has surrendered 2 base knocks (10.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 5 free passes.
Chicago has accounted for 8 home runs on the year to go along with 31 RBIs. They have 13 two-baggers, while taking a walk 14 times and scoring 32 runs. The Chicago White Sox have tallied an OBP of .282 and a batting average of .240 so far this season. The White Sox have a slugging percentage of .408 and they average 4.57 runs per contest (9th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 44 instances (29th in the league) and are sitting with 56 base knocks.
The White Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.174 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.44 as a team so far this season. They rank 2nd in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 45. The Chicago pitching staff have relinquished 21 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 2.89 (20 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio is 2.64 (74 strikeouts against 28 bases on balls). They have conceded 6 homers and they allow 3.04 runs per 9 innings (4th in MLB).
Chicago has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 5 save opportunities and they have come away with 4 saves. They rank 9th in MLB with a save rate of 80.0%, and they have sent 30 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 10 times in high leverage situations in addition to 8 occasions with runners on. Chicago bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 42.9% out of 14 inherited base runners. Sitting with 17 save situations, the White Sox have accumulated 12 holds in addition to 1 blown save.
In 564 innings on the diamond, the White Sox have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 72.5% (10th in professional baseball). The Chicago White Sox have gotten 4 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .988 (12th in MLB). The White Sox have accrued 51 assists, 3 errors and have a total of 188 putouts on the campaign.
During his career, Velasquez has allowed 640 base knocks while he has tallied 718 punch outs in 655 innings pitched. He has given up 359 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.391 and having a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.65 and he has faced 2,831 batters in his pro baseball career. Velasquez (31-44 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.93 earned run average while giving up 8.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-105)
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