Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 4/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-124) Cleveland (+114)
Jonathan Stiever and the Chicago White Sox (8-9, 3rd in AL Central) go to Progressive Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Cleveland Indians (8-7, 2nd in AL Central). The odds on this contest have the White Sox coming in at -124 and the Indians are at +114. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Jonathan Stiever and Aaron Civale.
As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 4.8 runs per contest, which ranks them 9th in MLB. They have a total of 81 runs scored while having a team OBP of .331. The White Sox have compiled 28 doubles as a squad and have knocked 15 balls out of the park. They have tallied 73 RBI's in addition to 138 base knocks on the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .243. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .379 and have been rung up 149 times, while being walked on 66 occasions.
The White Sox hold a team earned run average of 3.72 for the season (11th in the league), and the staff has rung up 172 batters. They have walked 51 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.24 as a unit on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.37 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.22. White Sox pitchers have yielded 15 home runs and also 70 runs in total (17th in the league).
White Sox bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 21 times as well as having 23 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 6 holds this season (17th in baseball). The White Sox bullpen have a save rate of 28.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 14 save situations. They have earned 2 saves for the year and have blown 5 of 7 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 31 base runners for the year with 32.3% of those runners earned a run for their team. The White Sox have sent 50 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The White Sox have converted 67.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,308 innings, which ranks them 27th in pro baseball. The Chicago White Sox are sitting with 436 putouts thus far, as well as 122 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .977 which ranks 27th in the majors, and they have twisted 128 double plays.
Stiever (0-1 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 12.35 while he has gone up against 29 batters in the majors. He has given up 7 base knocks (9.9 hits per 9 innings) with 4 free passes. His earned run average is 9.95 (7 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.737. Stiever has pitched in 6 innings and has tallied 3 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Indians have a SLG% of .393 and they earn 3.80 runs per contest (23rd in MLB). They have 21 two-baggers, while taking a walk 50 times and scoring 57 runs. Cleveland has hit 22 long balls on the campaign to go along with 54 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 127 occasions (26th in the league) and have 101 base hits. The Cleveland Indians have earned a team OBP of .286 in addition to a batting average of .209 so far this season.
The Cleveland pitching staff have allowed 52 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.16 (46 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 15 homers and they yield 3.57 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB). The Indians have a WHIP of 1.120 in addition to having a FIP of 3.59 as a unit on the campaign. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.04 (152 strikeouts vs 50 walks). They are sitting at 2nd in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 97.
Cleveland has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 8 save opportunities and they have tallied 6 saves. They sit at 8th in MLB with a save rate of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 43 relievers to the hill this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 13 times in high leverage situations in addition to 8 occasions with runners on base. Cleveland bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 45.5% of 11 inherited base runners. With 16 save situations, the Indians have 8 holds and also 2 blown saves.
The Cleveland Indians have twisted 11 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (20th in MLB). The Indians have recorded 124 assists, 10 errors and have earned 395 putouts this season. In 1,185 innings on the field, the Indians hold a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (6th in pro baseball).
During his MLB career, Civale has allowed 136 hits while he has accumulated 131 K's in 152 innings. He has surrendered a total of 59 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.136 and having a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 3.54 and he has faced 612 opposing batters during his MLB career. Civale (10-10 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.49 earned run average while surrendering 8.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-124)
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