Chicago White Sox vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 5/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-120) Cincinnati (+110)
Jeff Hoffman and the Cincinnati Reds (13-14, 3rd in NL Central) host the Chicago White Sox (15-12, 2nd in AL Central) at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday. The line on this game has the White Sox coming in at -120 and the Reds are at +110. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Dylan Cease and Jeff Hoffman.
As a team, the Chicago White Sox are putting up 5.0 runs per game, which puts them at 4th in baseball. They have earned a total of 134 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .340. The White Sox have hit 41 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 24 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 123 runs batted in and 229 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .257. Chicago has a slugging % of .393 and have been called out on strikes 236 times, while drawing a walk on 102 occasions.
The White Sox have a team earned run average of 3.62 so far this year (8th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 270 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 80 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.49 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.38 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.19. White Sox pitchers have surrendered 28 home runs and also 106 runs in total (10th in baseball).
The White Sox relievers have compiled a save rate of 41.7% and has entered the game in 23 save situations. The relievers have inherited 46 base runners for the year and 28.3% of those runners crossed home plate. White Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 31 times in addition to having 30 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have dispatched 79 relievers to the mound this year. The relievers have a total of 10 holds for the year (21st in MLB). They have earned 5 saves for the season and have blown 7 of 12 save chances.
The Chicago White Sox have amassed 694 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 204 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .977 which is 28th in pro baseball, and have a total of 198 double plays. The White Sox have turned 69.0% of balls hit into play into outs in their 2,082 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 20th in the majors.
Cease has thrown 155 innings and has earned 154 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Cease (10-11 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.33 while going up against 684 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.68 (81 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.478. He has allowed 149 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has 81 free passes.
Cincinnati has hit 43 home runs so far this year to go along with 143 runs batted in. They have notched 46 doubles, while taking a walk 87 times as well as putting up 151 runs. The Cincinnati Reds have earned an OBP of .329 in addition to a batting average of .253 on the year. The Reds have a slugging percentage of .451 and they average 5.59 runs per game (1st in the league). They have been rung up on 260 instances (11th in MLB) and have earned 234 hits.
The Cincinnati pitching staff have allowed 143 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.97 (133 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 40 home runs and they relinquish 5.34 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Reds hold a team WHIP of 1.378 with a FIP of 4.72 as a staff on the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.23 (263 strikeouts against 118 walks). They are currently ranked 18th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 214.
Cincinnati has had relievers step onto the hill in 12 save chances and they have walked away with 5 saves. They rank 27th in the league with a save rate of 41.7%, and they have dispatched 100 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 31 times in high leverage situations and also on 33 occasions with base runners. Cincinnati relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 44.9% out of their 49 inherited base runners. Sitting with 22 save situations, the Reds have earned 10 holds and 7 blown saves.
The Cincinnati Reds have turned 21 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (13th in baseball). The Reds have recorded 235 assists, 15 errors and have amassed 723 putouts for the season. Out of their 2,169 innings on the diamond, the Reds have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (17th in MLB).
During his pro baseball career, Hoffman has given up 288 base hits while totaling 216 strikeouts in 255 frames. Hoffman (12-17 career mark) has a 6.11 ERA while allowing 10.2 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 173 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.596 and a FIP of 5.5. His K/BB ratio is 1.82 and he has faced 1,152 opposing hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-120)
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