Chicago White Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 7/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Saturday, July 10, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-185) Baltimore (+140)
Thomas Eshelman and the Baltimore Orioles (28-58, 5th in AL East) play the Chicago White Sox (51-35, 1st in AL Central) at Oriole Park on Saturday. The Orioles open this matchup at +140 while the White Sox are priced at -185. The O/U has been set at 10.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Lucas Giolito and Thomas Eshelman.
The White Sox have tallied 144 doubles as a unit and have knocked 86 baseballs out of the stadium. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .411 and have struck out 757 times, while taking a walk on 325 occasions. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are earning 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 5th in baseball. They have compiled 401 RBI's as well as 715 hits this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .255. They have tallied 429 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .337.
The White Sox have an ERA of 3.62 so far this season (9th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 851 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.29 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.22. White Sox pitchers have yielded 95 home runs and 330 runs in total (5th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 259 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.70 as a squad on the season.
The White Sox relievers have a save percentage of 63.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 85 save situations. The relievers have inherited 119 runners on the campaign and 31.9% of those runners earned a run for their team. White Sox pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 72 times as well as having 80 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have dispatched 252 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have a total of 44 holds for the season (11th in the league). They have accumulated 24 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 14 of 38 chances to get a save.
The White Sox have turned 68.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,648 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 22nd in baseball. The Chicago White Sox have earned a total of 2,216 putouts this year, in addition to 633 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .981 which ranks 28th in the majors, and have accumulated 582 double plays.
Giolito (37-35 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.44 while he has gone up against 2,450 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has given up 484 base knocks (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has 230 free passes. His earned run average is 4.40 (287 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.215. Giolito has taken the hill for 587 innings and has tallied 611 strikeouts thus far in his career.
Baltimore has compiled 98 long balls over the course of the season and 343 RBIs. They have tallied 142 doubles, while walking 246 times and earning 355 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have recorded an on-base percentage of .303 as well as a batting average of .238 this season. The Orioles hold a team slugging % of .396 and they average 4.13 runs per contest (23rd in MLB). They have struck out on 757 occasions (17th in the league) and have tallied 684 base hits.
The Baltimore pitching staff have given up 475 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 5.53 (455 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 130 home runs and they allow 5.78 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB). The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.466 and have a FIP of 4.86 as a squad on the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.38 (717 strikeouts against 301 walks). They come in at 29th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 784.
With 64 save situations, the Orioles have earned 35 holds and 13 blown saves. Baltimore has called on relievers to enter the game in 28 save opportunities and they have converted 15 saves. Their relievers have come in 92 times in high leverage situations and on 113 occasions with runners on. Baltimore relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.9% out of their 177 inherited runners. They rank 26th in the league with a save percentage of 53.6%, and they have sent 290 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
In 6,666 innings on the diamond, the Orioles have earned a defensive efficiency of 67.6% (28th in professional baseball). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 54 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (6th in pro baseball). The Orioles have recorded 705 assists, 41 errors and have a total of 2,222 putouts this year.
During his pro baseball career, Eshelman has allowed 104 base hits while he has earned 43 strikeouts in 87 innings. He has surrendered a total of 54 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.483 and being the owner of a FIP of 6.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.72 and he has gone up against 383 opposing batters in his career. Eshelman (4-4 career mark) has earned a 5.59 ERA while surrendering 10.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-185)
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