Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 5/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
John Means and the Baltimore Orioles (17-32, 5th in AL East) are headed to Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (28-20, 1st in AL Central).
Baltimore is slugging .385 and have been called out on strikes 407 times, while being walked on 143 occasions. They have recorded 184 runs batted in as well as 379 hits for the year, and their team batting average comes in at .236. The Orioles have compiled 85 doubles as a squad and have hit 48 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 191 runs while holding a team OBP of .302. As a team, the Baltimore Orioles are scoring 4.0 runs per game, which puts them at 24th in MLB.
The Orioles are sitting with a team earned run average of 5.02 over the course of the season (28th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 413 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 154 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.63 as a unit for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.68 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.38. Orioles pitchers have given up 72 long balls in addition to 246 runs (26th in the league).
The Orioles have sent 165 relievers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 96 base runners on the campaign with 41.7% of those runners ended up scoring. They have recorded 9 saves so far this year and have blown 11 out of their 20 chances to get a save. The Orioles relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 45.0% and has come into the game in 47 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 26 holds on the season (10th in the league). Orioles relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 64 times and also have had 58 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Orioles have turned 68.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 3,762 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 22nd in pro baseball. The Baltimore Orioles have a total of 1,254 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 384 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which has them ranked 6th in MLB, and have 332 double plays.
Means has thrown 267 innings and has totaled 231 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Means (18-15 career record) has a FIP of 4.38 and he has faced 1,069 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.43 (102 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.025. He has given up 218 base knocks (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 56 walks.
The White Sox have a team slugging % of .406 and they tally 5.11 runs per outing (3rd in MLB). They have hit 75 doubles, while taking a walk 186 times and notching 240 runs. Chicago has compiled 46 long balls over the course of the season as well as 224 RBIs. They have been rung up on 407 occasions (21st in the league) and have tallied 392 base hits. The Chicago White Sox have tallied a team on-base percentage of .342 as well as a batting average of .255 so far this year.
The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.200 in addition to having a FIP of 3.43 as a team this season. They are sitting at 8th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 342. The Chicago pitching staff have given up 167 runs for the season while having an ERA of 3.25 (146 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.17 (453 strikeouts against 143 free passes). They have allowed 43 dingers and they yield 3.72 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league).
Chicago has had relievers take the mound in 19 save chances and they have walked away with 10 saves. They sit at 23rd in baseball with a save rate of 52.6%, and they have sent 137 relief pitchers onto the field so far this year. Their relievers have come in 46 times in high leverage situations and also on 48 occasions with runners on. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 28.0% of 82 inherited base runners. With 41 save situations, the White Sox have 20 holds in addition to 9 blown saves.
In 3,639 innings on the field, the White Sox have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (19th in pro baseball). The Chicago White Sox have turned 32 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .978 (29th in MLB). The White Sox have 359 assists, 35 errors and have accounted for 1,213 putouts on the campaign.
During his MLB career, Lynn has conceded 1,343 base hits while he has accumulated 1,465 punch outs in 1,474 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 574 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.280 and having a FIP of 3.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.69 and he has gone up against 6,241 opposing batters in his MLB career. Lynn (109-72 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.50 earned run average while giving up 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Baltimore
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