Chicago White Sox vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, 5/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cincinnati Reds
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+103) Cincinnati (-113)
Sonny Gray and the Cincinnati Reds (13-14, 3rd in NL Central) play the Chicago White Sox (15-12, 2nd in AL Central) at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday. The White Sox open this matchup at +103 while the Reds are priced at -113. The over/under opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Dallas Keuchel and Sonny Gray.
The White Sox have accrued 41 doubles as a unit and have knocked 24 baseballs out of the park. Chicago is slugging .393 and have struck out 236 times, while being walked on 102 occasions. As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are putting up 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 4th in MLB. They have 123 RBI's as well as 229 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .257. They have accounted for 134 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .340.
The White Sox have a team ERA of 3.62 over the course of the season (8th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 270 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.38 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.19. White Sox pitchers have surrendered 28 home runs and also 106 runs in total (9th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 80 batters and their FIP is 3.49 as a squad for the season.
The White Sox have dispatched 79 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 46 runners so far this year with 28.3% of them earned a run for their team. They have compiled 5 saves so far this year and have blown 7 of their 12 chances to get a save. The White Sox relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 41.7% and has entered the game in 23 save situations. The bullpen have tallied 10 holds so far this year (22nd in the league). White Sox relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 31 times and also have had 30 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago White Sox have notched a total of 694 putouts on the year, as well as 204 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .977 which has them ranked 28th in baseball, and they have turned 198 double plays. The White Sox have converted 69.0% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,082 innings on the field, ranking them 20th in the majors.
Keuchel has taken the mound for 1,396 frames and has tallied 1,094 punch outs thus far in his career. Keuchel (91-74 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.78 while he has faced 5,812 opposing hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.62 (561 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.254. He has conceded 1,341 base hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 410 free passes.
The Cincinnati Reds have recorded a team OBP of .329 and a team batting average of .253 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 260 occasions (13th in the league) and have accounted for 234 base knocks. Cincinnati has hit 43 home runs for the season as well as 143 runs batted in. The Reds hold a team slugging percentage of .451 and they score 5.59 runs per game (1st in MLB). They have tallied 46 doubles, while taking a walk 87 times and earning 151 runs.
The Reds have a WHIP of 1.378 with a FIP of 4.72 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.23 (263 strikeouts against 118 bases on balls). They are sitting at 16th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 214. They have given up 40 dingers and they allow 5.34 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB). The Cincinnati pitching staff have yielded 143 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 4.97 (133 earned runs yielded).
Cincinnati bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 44.9% out of 49 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 31 times in high leverage situations in addition to 33 occasions with runners on. With 22 save situations, the Reds have recorded 10 holds and 7 blown saves. They rank 27th in baseball with a save percentage of 41.7%, and they have dispatched 100 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. Cincinnati has called on relievers to enter the game in 12 save opportunities and they have earned 5 saves.
In 2,169 innings on the diamond, the Reds are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.1% (17th in MLB). The Cincinnati Reds have twisted 21 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (13th in MLB). The Reds have 235 assists, 15 errors and have earned 723 putouts for the year.
So far in his MLB career, Gray has surrendered 994 hits while he has totaled 1,089 strikeouts in 1,145 frames. He has surrendered a total of 454 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.226 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.65 and he has gone up against 4,775 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. Gray (75-65 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.57 ERA while giving up 7.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (+103)
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