Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-172) Cleveland (+125)
Lance Lynn and the Chicago White Sox (85-66, 1st in AL Central) are headed to Progressive Field on Thursday where they'll take on the Cleveland Indians (74-76, 2nd in AL Central). The odds on this game have the White Sox coming in at -172 and the Indians are at +125. The over/under has been set at 6. The men taking the mound will be Lance Lynn and Aaron Civale.
As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are compiling 4.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 6th in MLB. They have accumulated 744 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .335. The White Sox have hit 258 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 174 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 708 RBI's and 1,274 hits so far this year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .255. Chicago is slugging .419 and have struck out 1,297 times, while being walked on 549 occasions.
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The White Sox have compiled a team ERA of 3.76 for the season (6th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,491 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 459 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.76 as a squad this year. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.25 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.21. White Sox pitchers have conceded 173 home runs in addition to 602 total runs (5th in the league).
White Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 124 times and also have had 144 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 84 holds this season (9th in baseball). The White Sox relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 61.9% and stepped onto the hill in 151 save situations. They have recorded 39 saves so far this season and have not converted 24 of their 63 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 189 runners for the year and 34.4% of them ended up crossing the plate. The White Sox have dispatched 471 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
The White Sox have converted 69.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of 11,793 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 18th in the majors. The Chicago White Sox have amassed 3,931 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,132 assists and 92 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which ranks 26th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 1,033 double plays.
Lynn has thrown 1,572 innings and is sitting with 1,581 punch outs thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.47 (606 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.270. He has conceded 1,424 base knocks (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has 573 walks. Lynn (114-76 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.59 while facing 6,646 hitters in the major leagues.
Cleveland has accumulated 192 home runs this year to go along with 636 RBIs. They have recorded 226 doubles, while taking a walk 429 times as well as racking up 662 runs. The Cleveland Indians have an OBP of .303 in addition to a team batting average of .236 over the course of the season. The Indians hold a team slugging percentage of .407 and they are recording 4.41 runs per outing (18th in MLB). They have struck out on 1,290 occasions (21st in the league) and have earned a total of 1,167 base knocks.
The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 678 runs this season while having a team ERA of 4.35 (631 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 203 dingers and they surrender 4.67 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball). The Indians have a team WHIP of 1.283 and have a FIP of 4.44 as a staff so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.64 (1,307 strikeouts against 495 walks). They rank 12th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,182.
Cleveland bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 36.8% of 190 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 151 times in high leverage situations and on 136 occasions with base runners. With 123 save situations, the Indians have amassed 64 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. They are ranked 3rd in MLB with a save percentage of 69.6%, and they have dispatched 496 relief pitchers to the hill this year. Cleveland has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 56 save opportunities and they have converted 39 saves.
The Cleveland Indians have turned 126 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (17th in baseball). The Indians have recorded 1,302 assists, 81 errors and have earned a total of 3,921 putouts on the campaign. In 11,763 innings on the field, the Indians hold a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (7th in MLB).
During his career, Civale has given up 220 hits and he has 204 strikeouts in 243 innings. Civale (18-14 career mark) has a 3.56 earned run average while allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has given up 96 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.148 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.46 and he has faced 980 hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (-172)
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