Chicago White Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 6/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-156) Pittsburgh (+125)
Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox (43-29, 1st in AL Central) head to PNC Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Pittsburgh Pirates (25-45, 5th in NL Central). The White Sox open this game at -156 while the Pirates are coming in at +125. The over/under opens at 7.5. The men taking the mound are Lucas Giolito and Tyler Anderson.
As a team, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 4.9 runs per outing, which puts them at 8th in baseball. They are sitting with 349 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .335. The White Sox have accounted for 116 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 69 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 321 RBI's and 586 hits so far this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .250. Chicago is slugging .400 and have been called out on strikes 633 times, while taking a walk on 273 occasions.
The White Sox have an ERA of 3.32 for the season (5th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 716 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.46 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.17. White Sox pitchers have given up 77 long balls in addition to 261 total runs (2nd in the league). They have walked 207 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.58 as a team so far this season.
White Sox pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 61 times as well as having 68 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 33 holds so far this year (15th in baseball). The White Sox relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 60.6% and has entered the game in 69 save situations. They have recorded 20 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 13 out of their 33 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 102 base runners so far this season with 32.4% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The White Sox have sent 206 relief pitchers to the mound for the season.
The White Sox have turned 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 5,568 innings, ranking them 18th in the majors. The Chicago White Sox have accumulated 1,856 putouts this year, as well as 531 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .980 which has them ranked 30th in professional baseball, and they have turned 493 double plays.
Giolito has taken the hill for 570 frames and has 598 K's thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.35 (276 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.209. He has allowed 464 base knocks (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 226 walks. Giolito (36-34 career record) holds a FIP of 4.46 while facing 2,381 hitters in the major leagues.
Pittsburgh has a total of 51 home runs on the campaign and 231 RBIs. They have hit 111 two-baggers, while walking 215 times and putting up 245 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates have compiled a team OBP of .299 in addition to a batting average of .228 on the year. The Pirates hold a team slugging percentage of .352 and they average 3.50 runs per contest (30th in baseball). They have struck out on 579 occasions (25th in the league) and have a total of 526 base knocks.
The Pittsburgh pitching staff have relinquished 342 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.79 (321 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 86 long balls and they concede 5.10 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB). The Pirates hold a team WHIP of 1.336 with a FIP of 4.48 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.37 (576 strikeouts against 243 free passes). They rank 18th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 563.
With 42 save situations, the Pirates have accumulated 27 holds and 4 blown saves. Pittsburgh has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 13 save opportunities and they have tallied 9 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 55 times in high leverage situations and on 59 occasions with base runners. Pittsburgh relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.5% out of 95 inherited runners. They are ranked 6th in baseball with a save rate of 69.2%, and they have dispatched 243 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have turned 54 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (11th in MLB). The Pirates have racked up 626 assists, 39 errors and have notched a total of 1,810 putouts for the season. In 5,430 innings on the diamond, the Pirates have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (13th in MLB).
So far in his MLB career, Anderson has allowed 536 base knocks and he has 473 strikeouts in 530 innings. Anderson (25-34 career record) has a 4.68 ERA while giving up 9.1 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 276 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.329 and a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.80 and he has gone up against 2,253 opposing hitters in his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+125) and under 7.5 runs
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