Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 5/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Guaranteed Rate Field is the site where Dylan Cease and the Chicago White Sox (28-19, 1st in AL Central) will play the Baltimore Orioles (17-31, 5th in AL East) on Thursday.
As a team, the Baltimore Orioles are knocking in 4.0 runs per game, which puts them at 24th in baseball. They have accounted for 191 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .302. The Orioles have earned 85 doubles as a squad and have knocked 48 balls out of the park. They have compiled 184 runs batted in as well as 379 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average sits at .236. Baltimore owns a slugging percentage of .385 and have struck out 407 times, while being walked on 143 occasions.
The Orioles are sitting with a team ERA of 5.02 so far this season (28th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 413 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 154 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.63 as a team over the course of the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.68 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.38. Orioles pitchers have given up 72 home runs and 246 total runs (26th in baseball).
The Orioles relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 45.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 47 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 96 runners this year with 41.7% of them crossed the plate. Orioles pitchers have come into the game with runners on 64 times as well as having 58 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have sent 165 relief pitchers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have a total of 26 holds on the season (10th in baseball). They have accumulated 9 saves this year and have blown 11 of their 20 save opportunities.
The Baltimore Orioles have a tally of 1,254 putouts so far this season, in addition to 384 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which ranks 6th in baseball, and have a total of 332 double plays. The Orioles have turned 68.6% of baseballs in play into outs in their 3,762 innings on the diamond, ranking them 22nd in professional baseball.
Zimmermann has taken the ball for 45 innings and has racked up 37 K's so far in his career. His ERA is 5.91 (30 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.489. He has given up 54 base knocks (10.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 14 walks. Zimmermann (2-3 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 5.84 while he has faced 204 batters in the major leagues.
The White Sox have a slugging percentage of .406 and they average 5.11 runs per contest (3rd in MLB). They have put up 75 doubles, while getting a free base 186 times and scoring 240 runs. Chicago has accounted for 46 long balls on the year as well as 224 runs batted in. They have struck out on 407 occasions (21st in the league) and have 392 base hits. The Chicago White Sox hold an OBP of .342 in addition to a batting average of .255 so far this season.
The White Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.200 with a FIP of 3.43 as a pitching staff on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.17 (453 strikeouts vs 143 free passes). They are sitting at 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 342. They have allowed 43 home runs and they yield 3.72 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 167 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 3.25 (146 earned runs relinquished).
With 41 save situations, the White Sox have recorded 20 holds and 9 blown saves. Chicago has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 19 save chances and they have recorded 10 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 46 times in high leverage situations and also on 48 occasions with base runners. Chicago relievers have an inherited score rate of 28.0% out of their 82 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 23rd in the league with a save percentage of 52.6%, and they have dispatched 137 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year.
The Chicago White Sox have twisted 32 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .978 (29th in MLB). The White Sox have accrued 359 assists, 35 errors and have earned a total of 1,213 putouts for the season. In 3,639 innings on the diamond, the White Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (19th in pro baseball).
Thus far in his career, Cease has conceded 163 hits while he has accumulated 181 punch outs in 176 innings pitched. Cease (11-12 career win-loss mark) has a 4.53 ERA and has surrendered 8.3 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 89 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.449 and having a FIP of 5.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.95 and he has faced 774 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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