Chicago White Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 7/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Friday, July 9, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+132) Baltimore (+105)
Dallas Keuchel and the Chicago White Sox (51-35, 1st in AL Central) travel to Oriole Park on Friday where they'll take on the Baltimore Orioles (28-58, 5th in AL East). The Orioles open this game at +105 while the White Sox are priced at +132. The total is set at 10. The starting pitchers will be Dallas Keuchel and Jorge Lopez.
Chicago is slugging .407 and have been rung up 749 times, while being walked on 323 occasions. They have accrued 395 runs batted in in addition to 700 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average comes in at .253. The White Sox have hit 138 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 85 balls out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 423 runs scored while having a team OBP of .336. As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are earning 5.0 runs/g, which has them at 5th in baseball.
The White Sox have a team earned run average of 3.65 this year (9th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 842 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.29 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.22. White Sox pitchers have allowed 94 home runs and 329 runs in total (6th in the league). They have walked 256 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.70 as a unit so far this year.
White Sox relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 71 times in addition to having 80 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 44 holds this season (10th in the league). The White Sox relievers have accumulated a save rate of 63.2% and has come into the game in 85 save situations. They have earned 24 saves this season and have blown 14 of 38 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 117 base runners so far this season and 32.5% of those players earned a run for their team. The White Sox have sent 248 relievers to the hill for the season.
The Chicago White Sox have 2,189 putouts this season, in addition to 629 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which has them ranked 28th in the majors, and they have turned 575 double plays. The White Sox have transformed 68.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 6,567 innings, which has them sitting at 22nd in baseball.
Keuchel has thrown 1,455 innings and is sitting with 1,133 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.65 (590 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.261. He has allowed 1,407 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) with 429 walks. Keuchel (96-76 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.83 while he has faced 6,070 batters during his time in the majors.
The Orioles hold a team SLG% of .396 and they score 4.15 runs per game (22nd in the league). They have recorded 140 doubles, while taking a walk 243 times as well as putting up 353 runs. Baltimore has accumulated 98 long balls this year to go along with 341 runs batted in. They have struck out on 744 occasions (18th in MLB) and have a total of 674 base hits. The Baltimore Orioles have earned a team on-base percentage of .303 as well as a team batting average of .238 this season.
The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.461 in addition to having a FIP of 4.86 as a unit this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.38 (711 strikeouts vs 299 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 29th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 769. They have allowed 129 homers and they surrender 5.72 runs per 9 innings (29th in baseball). The Baltimore pitching staff have yielded 465 runs this season while having a team ERA of 5.48 (445 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 64 save situations, the Orioles have earned 35 holds and 13 blown saves. Baltimore has had relief pitchers take the mound in 28 save opportunities and they have converted 15 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 92 times in high leverage situations and also on 112 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.7% of 175 inherited base runners. They sit at 26th in the league holding a save percentage of 53.6%, and they have dispatched 286 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the season.
The Baltimore Orioles have twisted 53 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (6th in the majors). The Orioles have accrued 697 assists, 41 errors and are sitting with 2,195 putouts this season. Out of their 6,585 innings played, the Orioles hold a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (28th in MLB).
Lopez (11-28 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 6.03 earned run average and has allowed 10.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.20 and he has faced 1,376 batters thus far in his career. He has conceded a total of 207 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.528 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.1. So far in his career, Lopez has conceded 353 hits while totaling 262 K's in 309 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Baltimore (+105) and under 10 runs
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