Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 8/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-244) Chicago (+180)
Adbert Alzolay and the Chicago Cubs (52-58, 4th in NL Central) play the Chicago White Sox (63-46, 1st in AL Central) at Wrigley Field on Saturday. The odds on this contest have the White Sox priced at -244 and the Cubs are at +180. The total is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Carlos Rodon and Adbert Alzolay.
Chicago is slugging .411 and have struck out 952 times, while taking a walk on 406 occasions. They have 503 runs batted in in addition to 880 hits for the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .248. The White Sox have compiled 181 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 119 balls out of the stadium. They have a total of 533 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .332. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are earning 4.9 runs per game, which puts them at 7th in the league.
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White Sox pitchers have allowed 129 home runs and 424 runs in total (5th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 320 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.80 as a squad on the campaign. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.33 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.19. The White Sox are sitting with a team ERA of 3.66 this season (7th in MLB), and they have rung up 1,065 hitters.
White Sox relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 87 times and also have had 104 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 56 holds on the season (11th in the league). The White Sox bullpen have a save rate of 60.4% and has come into the game in 107 save situations. They have accumulated 29 saves on the year and have not converted 19 out of their 48 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 143 base runners so far this season and 34.3% of them crossed home plate. The White Sox have dispatched 321 relievers to the mound for the year.
The White Sox have turned 69.8% of balls in play into outs out of 8,463 innings, which has them ranked 17th in professional baseball. The Chicago White Sox have a total of 2,821 putouts on the campaign, as well as 798 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which ranks 28th in the majors, and have a total of 735 double plays.
Rodon (37-38 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.00 while facing 2,746 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has given up 582 base hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) with 259 free passes. His earned run average is 3.87 (276 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.311. Rodon has taken the hill for 641 frames and has racked up 674 strikeouts in his career.
The Chicago Cubs have accounted for an OBP of .306 in addition to a team batting average of .228 for the year. They have struck out on 1,049 occasions (3rd in the league) and have totaled 814 base knocks. Chicago has accounted for 139 long balls on the campaign as well as 441 runs batted in. The Cubs hold a slugging percentage of .396 and they average 4.23 runs per outing (21st in the league). They have 148 doubles, while taking a walk 346 times as well as putting up 465 runs.
The Cubs hold a team WHIP of 1.353 and have a FIP of 4.67 as a unit on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.29 (944 strikeouts vs 413 bases on balls). They rank 17th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 889. They have given up 147 long balls and they concede 4.71 runs per 9 innings (16th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have given up 503 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.28 (457 earned runs allowed).
Chicago relievers hold an inherited score rate of 28.7% out of 178 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 114 times in high leverage situations in addition to 110 occasions with base runners. With 101 save situations, the Cubs have earned 62 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. They sit at 1st in MLB with a save rate of 76.3%, and they have dispatched 402 relief pitchers to the mound this year. Chicago has had relief pitchers enter the game in 38 save opportunities and they have tallied 29 saves.
The Chicago Cubs have turned 92 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (9th in baseball). The Cubs have recorded 1,068 assists, 60 errors and have a tally of 2,887 putouts so far this season. Out of their 8,661 innings on the field, the Cubs hold a efficiency on defense of 70.1% (10th in the majors).
Alzolay (6-13 career record) has a 4.77 ERA and has surrendered 7.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.66 and he has gone up against 555 opposing batters in his career. He has given up a total of 70 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.235 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.2. Thus far in his career, Alzolay has given up 110 base knocks while he has accumulated 141 strikeouts in 132 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take the White Sox (-244)
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