Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-156) Cleveland (+120)
Dylan Cease and the Chicago White Sox (85-66, 1st in AL Central) head to Progressive Field on Friday where they'll meet the Cleveland Indians (74-76, 2nd in AL Central). The odds on this game have the White Sox coming in at -156 and the Indians are at +120. The over/under opens at 7. The expected starting pitchers will be Dylan Cease and Shane Bieber.
The White Sox have compiled 258 doubles as a unit and have smacked 174 balls out of the park. Chicago is slugging .419 and have been called out on strikes 1,297 times, while drawing a walk on 549 occasions. As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are notching 4.9 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 6th in baseball. They have accumulated 708 RBI's and 1,274 hits on the year, while their batting average is at .255. They have accumulated 744 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .335.
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White Sox pitchers have given up 173 home runs and 602 total runs (4th in the league). They have walked 459 hitters and their FIP is 3.76 as a squad so far this year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.25 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.21. The White Sox have an ERA of 3.76 so far this year (6th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,491 batters.
White Sox bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 124 times in addition to having 144 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 84 holds this season (9th in baseball). The White Sox bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 61.9% and has come into the game in 151 save situations. They have 39 saves over the course of the season and have blown 24 of 63 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 189 base runners for the year with 34.4% of those runners earned a run for their team. The White Sox have sent 471 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The White Sox have converted 69.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 11,793 innings on the field, which has them ranked 18th in pro baseball. The Chicago White Sox have notched a total of 3,931 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,132 assists and 92 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which ranks 26th in MLB, and they have twisted 1,033 double plays.
Cease (21-18 career mark) has a FIP of 4.54 and he has gone up against 1,252 opposing batters in the majors. He has given up 259 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 135 walks. His ERA is 4.51 (144 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.370. Cease has thrown 287 frames and has tallied 337 K's so far in his career.
Cleveland has a total of 192 long balls for the year as well as 636 runs batted in. They have hit 226 two-baggers, while walking 429 times and putting up 662 runs. The Cleveland Indians have accounted for an OBP of .303 as well as a batting average of .236 for the season. The Indians hold a team slugging % of .407 and they are recording 4.41 runs per outing (18th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,290 occasions (21st in MLB) and are sitting with 1,168 hits.
The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 678 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.35 (631 earned runs yielded). They have given up 203 dingers and they concede 4.67 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball). The Indians are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.283 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.45 as a unit for the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.64 (1,307 strikeouts vs 495 free passes). They are sitting at 11th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,182.
With 123 save situations, the Indians have compiled 64 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. Cleveland has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 56 save opportunities and they have come away with 39 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 151 times in high leverage situations and on 136 occasions with runners on. Cleveland relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 36.8% out of 190 inherited base runners. They are ranked 3rd in the league holding a save percentage of 69.6%, and they have sent 496 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this year.
In 11,763 innings on the field, the Indians have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (7th in pro baseball). The Cleveland Indians have turned 126 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (17th in MLB). The Indians have accrued 1,302 assists, 81 errors and have amassed 3,921 putouts on the campaign.
Thus far in his career, Bieber has given up 442 base knocks while he has totaled 629 strikeouts in 497 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 183 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.125 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 5.38 and he has faced 2,024 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. Bieber (41-18 record in his career) is the owner of a 3.31 earned run average while conceding 8.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (+120)
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