Chicago White Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, 6/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-141) Pittsburgh (+110)
PNC Park is the venue where Chase De Jong and the Pittsburgh Pirates (25-45, 5th in NL Central) will play the Chicago White Sox (43-29, 1st in AL Central) on Wednesday. The White Sox open this contest at -141 while the Pirates are priced at +110. The total has been set at 9. The starting pitchers are Dylan Cease and Chase De Jong.
The White Sox have tallied 116 doubles as a squad and have smacked 69 baseballs out of the park. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .400 and have struck out 633 times, while being walked on 273 occasions. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are putting up 4.9 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 8th in the league. They have accounted for 321 runs batted in as well as 586 base knocks for the year, while their batting average is at .250. They have tallied 349 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .335.
White Sox pitchers have allowed 77 long balls and also 261 total runs (2nd in the league). They have walked 207 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.57 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.46 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.17. The White Sox have a team earned run average of 3.33 on the season (5th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 716 batters.
The White Sox relievers have a save percentage of 60.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 69 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 102 runners this year and 32.4% of those players crossed home plate. White Sox relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 61 times in addition to having 68 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have dispatched 206 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The relievers have accumulated 33 holds for the year (15th in the league). They have recorded 20 saves for the year and have not converted 13 out of their 33 save chances.
The White Sox have turned 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 5,568 innings on the field, which ranks them 18th in MLB. The Chicago White Sox have a tally of 1,856 putouts for the season, in addition to 531 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .980 which puts them in 30th in the majors, and have a total of 493 double plays.
Cease has taken the mound for 201 frames and has tallied 214 punch outs in his career. Cease (14-14 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 4.93 and he has gone up against 885 opposing batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.65 (104 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.430. He has given up 188 base knocks (8.4 hits per 9 innings) with 100 walks.
Pittsburgh has 51 home runs over the course of the season as well as 231 RBIs. They have 111 doubles, while walking 215 times as well as putting up 245 runs. The Pittsburgh Pirates have accumulated a team OBP of .299 and a batting average of .228 for the season. The Pirates have a team SLG% of .352 and they average 3.50 runs per game (30th in MLB). They have struck out on 579 occasions (26th in the league) and have recorded 526 hits.
The Pirates are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.336 and have a FIP of 4.48 as a pitching staff for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.37 (576 strikeouts vs 243 bases on balls). They rank 17th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 563. They have given up 86 long balls and they allow 5.10 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball). The Pittsburgh pitching staff have allowed 342 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 4.79 (321 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 42 save situations, the Pirates have earned 27 holds in addition to 4 blown saves. Pittsburgh has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 13 save opportunities and they have tallied 9 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 55 times in high leverage situations in addition to 59 occasions with runners on base. Pittsburgh bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 29.5% out of their 95 inherited runners. They sit at 6th in the league with a save percentage of 69.2%, and they have dispatched 243 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have twisted 54 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (10th in the majors). The Pirates have recorded 626 assists, 39 errors and have a total of 1,810 putouts over the course of the season. In their 5,430 innings on the diamond, the Pirates are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (14th in baseball).
In his MLB career, De Jong has given up 82 hits and he has 52 K's in 73 innings. De Jong (1-6 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 6.38 earned run average and has allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 52 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.595 and a FIP of 5.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.49 and he has gone up against 328 batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (-141)
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