Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 5/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+168) Chicago (-178)
Keegan Akin and the Baltimore Orioles (17-33, 5th in AL East) travel to Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (29-20, 1st in AL Central). The White Sox open this game at -178 while the Orioles are priced at +168. The O/U is set at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Keegan Akin and Lucas Giolito.
Baltimore has a slugging rate of .382 and have struck out 434 times, while drawing a walk on 148 occasions. They have accumulated 187 runs batted in and 389 hits this season, while their team batting average is .233. The Orioles have hit 89 doubles as a squad and have smacked 50 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 194 runs and have an on-base percentage of .300. As a team, the Baltimore Orioles are scoring 3.9 runs per game, which has them at 24th in MLB.
The Orioles are sitting with a team ERA of 5.00 this year (29th in MLB), and they have rung up 427 hitters. They have walked 162 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.60 as a squad this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.64 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.38. Orioles pitchers have given up 74 home runs in addition to 254 total runs (25th in the league).
The Orioles relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 45.0% and stepped onto the hill in 47 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 99 base runners over the course of the season with 41.4% of those players crossed the plate. Orioles relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 66 times in addition to having 59 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have dispatched 172 relievers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have earned 26 holds this season (12th in MLB). They have compiled 9 saves on the campaign and have not converted 11 out of their 20 save chances.
The Baltimore Orioles have a total of 1,302 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 403 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which is 5th in the majors, and they have turned 348 double plays. The Orioles have transformed 68.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 3,906 innings on the field, ranking them 23rd in MLB.
Akin has thrown 36 innings and has racked up 45 K's during his MLB career. His earned run average is 5.00 (20 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.389. He has conceded 39 base hits (9.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 11 walks. Akin (1-2 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.12 and he has faced 159 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The White Sox have a SLG% of .405 and they have an average of 5.00 runs per outing (5th in MLB). They have 78 two-baggers, while walking 195 times and recording 245 runs. Chicago has 47 HRs on the season to go along with 229 runs batted in. They have struck out on 425 occasions (21st in the league) and have totaled 410 hits. The Chicago White Sox are sitting with an on-base percentage of .343 and a batting average of .256 for the year.
The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.182 in addition to having a FIP of 3.40 as a team so far this season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.29 (483 strikeouts vs 147 bases on balls). They come in at 6th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 352. They have conceded 46 dingers and they yield 3.67 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball). The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 172 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.22 (151 earned runs conceded).
With 42 save situations, the White Sox have recorded 21 holds and also 9 blown saves. Chicago has called on relievers to enter the game in 19 save opportunities and they have tallied 10 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 47 times in high leverage situations and on 48 occasions with runners on. Chicago relievers hold an inherited score rate of 28.0% out of their 82 inherited runners. They sit at 24th in the league with a save rate of 52.6%, and they have dispatched 143 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 32 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .979 (29th in pro baseball). The White Sox have recorded 367 assists, 35 errors and have accounted for 1,267 putouts on the season. In their 3,801 innings on the diamond, the White Sox have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.3% (17th in MLB).
During his MLB career, Giolito has conceded 445 hits and he has 561 K's in 544 innings. Giolito (35-33 career mark) holds a 4.40 ERA while giving up 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 266 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.221 and having a FIP of 4.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.55 and he has faced 2,279 batters so far in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-178) and under 7.5 runs
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