Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-118) Cleveland (-102)
Eli Morgan and the Cleveland Indians (75-77, 2nd in AL Central) play the Chicago White Sox (86-67, 1st in AL Central) at Progressive Field on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the White Sox coming in at -118 and the Indians are at -102. The over/under has been set at 8. The starting pitchers are Lance Lynn and Eli Morgan.
The White Sox have earned 258 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 174 balls out of the park. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .419 and have struck out 1,297 times, while drawing a walk on 549 occasions. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are recording 4.9 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 6th in baseball. They have 708 RBI's and 1,274 hits so far this year, while their average at the plate is at .255. They have 744 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .335.
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The White Sox have compiled a team earned run average of 3.76 this season (6th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,491 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.25 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.21. White Sox pitchers have relinquished 173 home runs and also 602 runs in total (4th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 459 hitters and their FIP is 3.76 as a unit on the season.
White Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 124 times and also have had 144 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 84 holds for the season (9th in the league). The White Sox bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 61.9% and stepped onto the hill in 151 save situations. They have recorded 39 saves for the season and have blown 24 of their 63 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 189 runners for the year with 34.4% of them ended up scoring. The White Sox have sent 471 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
The Chicago White Sox have earned 3,931 putouts on the year, as well as 1,132 assists and 92 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which is 26th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 1,033 double plays. The White Sox have turned 69.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 11,793 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 18th in baseball.
Lynn has taken the mound for 1,572 innings and is sitting with 1,581 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Lynn (114-76 mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.59 while going up against 6,646 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.47 (606 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.270. He has surrendered 1,424 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) with 573 free passes.
The Indians have a slugging percentage of .407 and they are recording 4.41 runs per game (18th in the league). They have hit 226 two-baggers, while taking a walk 429 times and racking up 662 runs. Cleveland has accounted for 192 home runs this year as well as 636 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,290 occasions (21st in MLB) and have earned 1,168 hits. The Cleveland Indians have tallied an on-base percentage of .303 as well as a team batting average of .236 on the year.
The Indians have a WHIP of 1.283 in addition to having a FIP of 4.45 as a pitching staff for the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.64 (1,307 strikeouts against 495 bases on balls). They come in at 11th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,182. They have conceded 203 homers and they concede 4.67 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball). The Cleveland pitching staff have surrendered 678 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.35 (631 earned runs surrendered).
Cleveland relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 36.8% of 190 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 151 times in high leverage situations and also on 136 occasions with base runners. With 123 save situations, the Indians have 64 holds and 17 blown saves. They are currently ranked 3rd in the league holding a save rate of 69.6%, and they have dispatched 496 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. Cleveland has had relievers take the mound in 56 save chances and they have tallied 39 saves.
The Cleveland Indians have turned 126 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (17th in MLB). The Indians have 1,302 assists, 81 errors and have accumulated 3,921 putouts so far this season. In 11,763 innings on the diamond, the Indians have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (7th in baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Morgan has conceded 82 base hits while earning 73 strikeouts in 77 innings. He has allowed 49 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.326 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.48 and he has gone up against 335 hitters during his MLB career. Morgan (3-7 record in his career) holds a 5.68 earned run average while allowing 9.5 hits per 9 innings.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-102)
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