Chicago White Sox vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 7/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Friday, July 23, 2021
Location: American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+110) Milwaukee (-135)
Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox (58-38, 1st in AL Central) head to American Family Field on Friday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Brewers (56-41, 1st in NL Central). The Brewers open this game at -135 while the White Sox are priced at +110. The over/under opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Lucas Giolito and Freddy Peralta.
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As a team, the Chicago White Sox are putting up 5.1 runs per game, which is 4th in the league. They have earned a total of 487 runs scored and hold an OBP of .339. The White Sox have tallied 163 two-baggers as a team and have hit 105 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 459 runs batted in as well as 790 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average comes in at .255. Chicago is slugging .422 and have been rung up 832 times, while being walked on 361 occasions.
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The White Sox have an earned run average of 3.55 so far this season (6th in the league), and their staff has struck out 943 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.36 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.19. White Sox pitchers have surrendered 106 home runs in addition to 358 runs in total (3rd in the league). They have walked 281 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.69 as a unit on the season.
The White Sox have dispatched 278 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 134 base runners for the season with 32.8% of them earned a run for their team. They have recorded 26 saves for the year and have missed out on 16 of their 42 save chances. The White Sox bullpen have recorded a save rate of 61.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 94 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 49 holds so far this year (10th in the league). White Sox bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 80 times in addition to having 88 appearances in high leverage situations.
The White Sox have converted 69.5% of baseballs in play into outs in their 7,359 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 18th in pro baseball. The Chicago White Sox have accounted for 2,453 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 683 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which puts them in 27th in professional baseball, and have a total of 639 double plays.
Giolito has thrown 602 innings and is sitting with 628 K's during his pro baseball career. Giolito (39-35 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.39 and he has faced 2,503 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.34 (290 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.204. He has allowed 493 base hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 232 free passes.
The Milwaukee Brewers have compiled an on-base percentage of .314 and a batting average of .224 so far this year. They have been rung up on 935 occasions (3rd in MLB) and have 705 base hits. Milwaukee has compiled 114 HRs so far this season and 400 runs batted in. The Brewers hold a team slugging % of .382 and they are recording 4.40 runs per outing (15th in baseball). They have hit 137 doubles, while walking 366 times and putting up 422 runs.
The Brewers have a WHIP of 1.174 and have a FIP of 3.78 as a squad on the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.88 (975 strikeouts vs 339 bases on balls). They are sitting at 2nd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 666. They have surrendered 100 dingers and they concede 3.82 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The Milwaukee pitching staff have allowed 363 runs this season while having a team ERA of 3.42 (325 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 91 save situations, the Brewers have earned 47 holds and 18 blown saves. Milwaukee has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 43 save opportunities and they have earned 25 saves. Their relievers have come in 119 times in high leverage situations and on 60 occasions with runners on. Milwaukee relievers hold an inherited score rate of 34.2% of 79 inherited base runners. They rank 22nd in the league with a save rate of 58.1%, and they have dispatched 306 bullpen pitchers onto the field for the season.
The Milwaukee Brewers have turned 58 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (16th in MLB). The Brewers have racked up 795 assists, 56 errors and have amassed 2,568 putouts so far this season. In 7,704 innings on the diamond, the Brewers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.4% (3rd in professional baseball).
Peralta (23-11 career record) has a 3.90 ERA while giving up 6.3 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.95 and he has faced 1,213 hitters during his MLB career. He has conceded 126 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.153 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. So far in his pro baseball career, Peralta has surrendered 202 base hits while he has totaled 393 strikeouts in 290 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+110)
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