Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 4/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-114) Cleveland (+104)
Carlos Rodon and the Chicago White Sox (8-8, 3rd in AL Central) head to Progressive Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Cleveland Indians (8-7, 2nd in AL Central). The odds on this contest have the White Sox priced at -114 and the Indians are at +104. The over/under has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Carlos Rodon and Zach Plesac.
Chicago is slugging .376 and have struck out 137 times, while drawing a walk on 66 occasions. They have accumulated 69 runs batted in in addition to 129 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average is sitting at .242. The White Sox have tallied 24 two-baggers as a team and have hit 15 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 77 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .336. As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are knocking in 4.8 runs/g, which is 6th in baseball.
The White Sox are sitting with a team ERA of 3.28 this season (8th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 164 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.64 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.12. White Sox pitchers have conceded 12 home runs in addition to 59 runs in total (8th in the league). They have walked 45 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 2.94 as a unit on the campaign.
The White Sox have dispatched 46 relievers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 30 base runners on the campaign and 30.0% of those players crossed the plate. They have earned 2 saves so far this season and have missed out on 5 of 7 chances to get a save. The White Sox bullpen have earned a save rate of 28.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 14 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 6 holds this year (16th in MLB). White Sox pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 20 times as well as having 23 appearances in high leverage situations.
Rodon (31-33 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.20 while going up against 2,373 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 511 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) with 234 walks. His ERA is 4.04 (247 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.353. Rodon has thrown 550 frames and has 541 K's thus far in his career.
Cleveland has recorded 22 home runs for the year to go along with 54 RBIs. They have tallied 21 two-baggers, while walking 50 times as well as scoring 57 runs. The Cleveland Indians have accounted for an on-base percentage of .286 and a team batting average of .209 this season. The Indians have a team slugging % of .393 and they score 3.80 runs per game (22nd in the league). They have struck out on 127 occasions (25th in the league) and have totaled 101 base knocks.
The Indians hold a team WHIP of 1.120 in addition to having a FIP of 3.59 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.04 (152 strikeouts vs 50 free passes). They rank 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 97. They have yielded 15 homers and they concede 3.57 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB). The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 52 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 3.16 (46 earned runs conceded).
Cleveland has had relievers enter the game in 8 save chances and they have walked away with 6 saves. They are ranked 8th in baseball holding a save rate of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 43 relief pitchers to the mound this season. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 13 times in high leverage situations and on 8 occasions with runners on. Cleveland relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 45.5% out of their 11 inherited runners. Sitting with 16 save situations, the Indians have recorded 8 holds in addition to 2 blown saves.
So far in his MLB career, Plesac has allowed 156 base knocks while totaling 155 strikeouts in 184 innings. He has allowed 71 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.105 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.23 and he has gone up against 739 opposing hitters during his MLB career. Plesac (13-10 win-loss record in his career) has a 3.46 earned run average and has conceded 7.6 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Cleveland (+104) and under 8 runs
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