Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 6/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-140) Cleveland (+100)
Dylan Cease and the Chicago White Sox (32-20, 1st in AL Central) are headed to Progressive Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Cleveland Indians (28-23, 2nd in AL Central). The Indians open this game at +100 while the White Sox are coming in at -140. The O/U opens at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Dylan Cease and Shane Bieber.
Chicago has a slugging percentage of .409 and have been called out on strikes 450 times, while taking a walk on 207 occasions. They have accumulated 242 RBI's as well as 431 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average sits at .256. The White Sox have accumulated 80 doubles as a squad and have hit 52 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 258 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .344. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are earning 5.0 runs per game, which puts them at 6th in the league.
White Sox pitchers have relinquished 50 home runs in addition to 178 total runs (3rd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 153 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.42 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.35 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.17. The White Sox have a team ERA of 3.17 this season (3rd in the league), and the staff has rung up 512 batters.
The White Sox have sent 150 relievers to the hill for the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 85 base runners this season with 28.2% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have 13 saves for the year and have missed out on 9 out of their 22 save opportunities. The White Sox relief pitchers have a save percentage of 59.1% and has entered the game in 49 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 24 holds on the year (18th in the league). White Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 49 times in addition to having 51 appearances in high leverage situations.
The White Sox have transformed 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,008 innings, which ranks them 16th in the majors. The Chicago White Sox have 1,336 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 385 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .980 which ranks 29th in the majors, and they have twisted 357 double plays.
Cease has taken the ball for 182 innings and has racked up 191 punch outs so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.43 (90 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.434. He has allowed 167 base knocks (8.2 hits per 9 innings) with 95 free passes. Cease (12-12 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.02 and he has gone up against 799 batters during his time in the majors.
The Indians have a SLG% of .376 and they have an average of 3.92 runs per contest (21st in the league). They have hit 76 doubles, while getting a free base 161 times as well as scoring 200 runs. Cleveland has hit 58 home runs on the year to go along with 190 RBIs. They have been rung up on 426 occasions (26th in baseball) and have tallied 352 base knocks. The Cleveland Indians have a team on-base percentage of .290 in addition to a batting average of .214 for the year.
The Indians have a WHIP of 1.257 and have a FIP of 4.19 as a team this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.49 (486 strikeouts vs 195 free passes). They are sitting at 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 367. They have conceded 63 HR's and they yield 4.17 runs per 9 innings (11th in baseball). The Cleveland pitching staff have allowed 207 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.90 (194 earned runs conceded).
Cleveland relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.7% out of 60 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 49 times in high leverage situations in addition to 44 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 38 save situations, the Indians have recorded 20 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. They rank 1st in MLB with a save rate of 88.9%, and they have sent 156 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Cleveland has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 18 save opportunities and they have recorded 16 saves.
The Cleveland Indians have turned 40 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (6th in professional baseball). The Indians have accrued 458 assists, 27 errors and have notched a total of 1,343 putouts on the campaign. In 4,029 innings on the field, the Indians have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (8th in the majors).
In his MLB career, Bieber has allowed 422 hits while he has earned 609 punch outs in 478 innings pitched. He has given up 175 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.114 and having a FIP of 3.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 5.49 and he has gone up against 1,943 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Bieber (39-17 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.29 ERA while giving up 7.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (-140)
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