Chicago White Sox vs New York Yankees Prediction, 5/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs New York Yankees
Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-115) New York (-105)
Jordan Montgomery and the New York Yankees (24-19, 4th in AL East) play the Chicago White Sox (26-16, 1st in AL Central) at Yankee Stadium on Friday. The Yankees open this game at -105 while the White Sox are priced at -115. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Carlos Rodon and Jordan Montgomery.
As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are notching 5.4 runs per game, which puts them at 1st in MLB. They have notched a total of 220 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .348. The White Sox have tallied 68 doubles as a squad and have knocked 41 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 206 runs batted in as well as 354 hits so far this year, while their team batting average sits at .262. Chicago is slugging .417 and have struck out 363 times, while drawing a walk on 166 occasions.
The White Sox have an earned run average of 3.34 on the year (5th in the league), and their staff has rung up 389 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 125 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.56 as a squad on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.11 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.19. White Sox pitchers have allowed 40 home runs and 148 runs (4th in MLB).
White Sox pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 42 times in addition to having 41 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have racked up 20 holds for the season (15th in the league). The White Sox relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 47.1% and has entered the game in 39 save situations. They have compiled 8 saves for the year and have missed out on 9 of their 17 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 66 runners for the year with 28.8% of those runners crossed home plate. The White Sox have sent 121 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
The White Sox have converted 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 3,177 innings on the field, ranking them 15th in the majors. The Chicago White Sox have accounted for 1,059 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 311 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .979 which ranks 29th in MLB, and they have turned 282 double plays.
Rodon has taken the ball for 573 frames and has 574 K's in his career. Rodon (34-34 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.14 while he has gone up against 2,468 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.97 (253 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.347. He has conceded 529 base hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) with 243 walks.
New York has compiled 56 long balls so far this season to go along with 158 runs batted in. They have put up 48 doubles, while taking a walk 174 times as well as putting up 171 runs. The New York Yankees have accounted for an on-base percentage of .318 in addition to a batting average of .228 for the year. The Yankees hold a team slugging % of .386 and they average 4.07 runs per game (21st in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 373 occasions (15th in the league) and have notched a total of 314 base hits.
The Yankees have a WHIP of 1.095 and have a FIP of 3.45 as a squad so far this year. They sit at 9th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 299. The New York pitching staff have surrendered 160 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.43 (143 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.87 (433 strikeouts vs 112 walks). They have allowed 47 home runs and they surrender 3.84 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league).
New York has called on relievers to enter the game in 14 save opportunities and they have come away with 13 saves. They rank 1st in baseball holding a save percentage of 92.9%, and they have dispatched 125 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 50 times in high leverage situations and on 30 occasions with runners on base. New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 16.7% of 36 inherited runners. Sitting with 31 save situations, the Yankees have tallied 17 holds and also 1 blown save.
The New York Yankees have turned 33 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (12th in professional baseball). The Yankees have recorded 345 assists, 23 errors and have accumulated 1,127 putouts this year. In their 3,381 innings on the field, the Yankees hold a efficiency on defense of 70.9% (11th in baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Montgomery has conceded 257 hits and he has 260 strikeouts in 272 innings pitched. Montgomery (15-11 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.23 ERA while allowing 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 128 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.248 and a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.13 and he has gone up against 1,147 hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (-115)
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