Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 5/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Monday, May 31, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-129) Cleveland (+119)
Progressive Field is the site where Cal Quantrill and the Cleveland Indians (28-23, 2nd in AL Central) will play the Chicago White Sox (32-20, 1st in AL Central) on Monday. The odds on this contest have the White Sox coming in at -129 and the Indians are at +119. The over/under has been set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Carlos Rodon and Cal Quantrill.
The White Sox have tallied 80 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 51 balls out of the stadium. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .409 and have struck out 441 times, while taking a walk on 203 occasions. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 5.0 runs per outing, which ranks them 5th in baseball. They have accounted for 239 runs batted in in addition to 423 hits for the season, and their batting average is .256. They have earned 255 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .344.
White Sox pitchers have given up 49 long balls and also 177 total runs (3rd in the league). They have walked 150 opposing players and their FIP is 3.44 as a unit on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 3.33 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.18. The White Sox are sitting with a team ERA of 3.22 for the season (4th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 500 batters.
The White Sox have sent 148 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 85 runners for the year with 28.2% of those players crossed the plate. They have tallied 12 saves on the campaign and have not converted 9 of their 21 save opportunities. The White Sox relievers have a save percentage of 57.1% and has come into the game in 47 save situations. The relievers have tallied 23 holds so far this year (19th in MLB). White Sox relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 49 times in addition to having 50 appearances in high leverage situations.
The White Sox have turned 69.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 3,927 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 18th in baseball. The Chicago White Sox have earned a total of 1,309 putouts for the season, in addition to 381 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .979 which puts them in 29th in MLB, and they have turned 349 double plays.
Rodon has taken the mound for 579 innings and has totaled 587 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. Rodon (34-34 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.09 while facing 2,489 opposing batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.93 (253 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.336. He has conceded 531 base knocks (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 243 walks.
The Cleveland Indians have recorded an on-base percentage of .290 as well as a batting average of .215 this season. They have been rung up on 418 instances (27th in the league) and have totaled 343 base knocks. Cleveland has accumulated 57 home runs on the season as well as 184 runs batted in. The Indians hold a slugging percentage of .379 and they average 3.94 runs per outing (21st in baseball). They have recorded 75 doubles, while taking a walk 155 times and putting up 193 runs.
The Cleveland pitching staff have yielded 198 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.84 (185 earned runs yielded). They have relinquished 61 long balls and they give up 4.11 runs per 9 innings (10th in the league). The Indians have a team WHIP of 1.247 in addition to having a FIP of 4.16 as a squad over the course of the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.54 (477 strikeouts against 188 walks). They rank 2nd in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 352.
Cleveland has had relief pitchers take the mound in 18 save opportunities and they have earned 16 saves. They rank 1st in the league with a save percentage of 88.9%, and they have sent 151 relief pitchers onto the field this year. Their relievers have come in 48 times in high leverage situations and also on 42 occasions with runners on base. Cleveland relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 31.6% out of their 57 inherited base runners. With 38 save situations, the Indians have tallied 20 holds and 2 blown saves.
The Cleveland Indians have turned 36 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (10th in professional baseball). The Indians have 436 assists, 27 errors and have a tally of 1,301 putouts this season. In 3,903 innings played, the Indians are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 71.4% (8th in baseball).
Quantrill (8-8 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.08 earned run average and has conceded 9.0 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.89 and he has gone up against 679 batters during his career. He has conceded a total of 72 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.298 and a FIP of 4.2. During his career, Quantrill has surrendered 159 base hits while earning 136 strikeouts in 158 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (-129)
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