Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 9/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-208) Cleveland (+150)
Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox (87-67, 1st in AL Central) travel to Progressive Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Cleveland Indians (75-78, 2nd in AL Central). The Indians open this contest at +150 while the White Sox are coming in at -208. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Lucas Giolito and Triston McKenzie.
As a team, the Chicago White Sox are recording 4.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 7th in baseball. They have earned 755 runs while holding a team OBP of .335. The White Sox have accumulated 259 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 179 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 718 RBI's as well as 1,299 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average sits at .255. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .420 and have been called out on strikes 1,323 times, while taking a walk on 553 occasions.
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White Sox pitchers have surrendered 176 home runs and also 609 total runs (4th in the league). They have walked 464 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.75 as a squad so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.28 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.21. The White Sox are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.74 for the season (6th in the league), and they have struck out 1,522 hitters.
The White Sox relievers have a save percentage of 61.5% and has come into the game in 156 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 192 runners for the year with 34.9% of them earned a run for their team. White Sox bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 126 times and also have had 149 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have dispatched 482 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The bullpen have 87 holds so far this season (8th in the league). They have accumulated 40 saves on the campaign and have blown 25 of 65 save chances.
The Chicago White Sox have accumulated 3,997 putouts thus far, as well as 1,154 assists and 93 errors. Their fielding rate is at .982 which puts them in 26th in the majors, and they have turned 1,057 double plays. The White Sox have transformed 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 11,991 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 18th in the majors.
Giolito has taken the mound for 656 innings and has totaled 687 K's in his pro baseball career. Giolito (41-38 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.35 and he has faced 2,725 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.25 (310 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.200. He has conceded 539 hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 249 walks.
The Indians have a SLG% of .407 and they are scoring 4.37 runs per contest (19th in MLB). They have recorded 230 doubles, while getting a free base 434 times as well as putting up 669 runs. Cleveland has recorded 195 home runs on the year and 642 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,321 occasions (19th in baseball) and have earned a total of 1,189 base knocks. The Cleveland Indians have compiled an OBP of .303 in addition to a team batting average of .237 for the season.
The Indians are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.283 with a FIP of 4.45 as a squad over the course of the season. They have a ranking of 12th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,207. The Cleveland pitching staff have surrendered 689 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 4.34 (641 earned runs conceded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.67 (1,333 strikeouts vs 499 free passes). They have allowed 208 homers and they allow 4.66 runs per 9 innings (15th in MLB).
Sitting with 125 save situations, the Indians have 64 holds in addition to 19 blown saves. Cleveland has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 58 save opportunities and they have converted 39 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 153 times in high leverage situations and also on 138 occasions with runners on. Cleveland relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.9% of 195 inherited runners. They are ranked 3rd in baseball with a save rate of 67.2%, and they have sent 505 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
In 11,970 innings on the field, the Indians are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.2% (8th in baseball). The Cleveland Indians have turned 129 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (17th in pro baseball). The Indians have recorded 1,327 assists, 83 errors and have accounted for 3,990 putouts this year.
During his pro baseball career, McKenzie has surrendered 96 hits and he has 173 strikeouts in 147 frames. McKenzie (7-8 record in his career) holds a 4.35 earned run average while surrendering 5.9 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 71 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.061 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.88 and he has faced 588 hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (+150)
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