Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 8/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Monday, August 23, 2021
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-125) Toronto (+100)
Alek Manoah and the Toronto Blue Jays (64-57, 4th in AL East) host the Chicago White Sox (72-52, 1st in AL Central) at Rogers Centre on Monday. The White Sox open this matchup at -125 while the Blue Jays are coming in at +100. The over/under is set at 8. The men taking the mound will be Lance Lynn and Alek Manoah.
As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are notching 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 6th in MLB. They are sitting with 617 runs and hold an OBP of .332. The White Sox have accrued 203 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 147 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 585 runs batted in in addition to 1,025 base knocks so far this season, and their average at the plate comes in at .251. Chicago is slugging .419 and have been called out on strikes 1,087 times, while drawing a walk on 453 occasions.
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The White Sox have compiled a team earned run average of 3.65 this season (6th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,235 batters. They have walked 380 opposing players and their FIP is 3.85 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.25 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.19. White Sox pitchers have allowed 149 long balls in addition to 481 runs (4th in the league).
The White Sox have dispatched 373 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 159 base runners for the season and 32.7% of them ended up scoring. They have earned 32 saves on the season and have not converted 22 out of their 54 save opportunities. The White Sox relievers have accumulated a save rate of 59.3% and has come into the game in 125 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 68 holds over the course of the season (8th in MLB). White Sox relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 104 times in addition to having 121 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago White Sox have earned a total of 3,229 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 916 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding rate is at .982 which ranks 26th in pro baseball, and have 840 double plays. The White Sox have converted 70.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of 9,687 innings, which has them sitting 8th in the majors.
Lynn (114-74 career mark) has a FIP of 3.59 and he has gone up against 6,555 hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 1,404 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 569 walks. His earned run average is 3.47 (597 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.273. Lynn has taken the hill for 1,550 frames and has tallied 1,556 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Toronto Blue Jays have earned an on-base percentage of .328 in addition to a batting average of .264 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 939 occasions (29th in MLB) and are sitting with 1,074 hits. Toronto has compiled 186 home runs this year to go along with 595 RBIs. The Blue Jays hold a team slugging percentage of .458 and they have an average of 5.12 runs per game (4th in the league). They have hit 209 doubles, while taking a walk 363 times and scoring 619 runs.
The Blue Jays have a WHIP of 1.257 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.21 as a staff so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.93 (1,081 strikeouts vs 369 walks). They come in at 9th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 942. They have given up 153 home runs and they relinquish 4.32 runs per 9 innings (11th in baseball). The Toronto pitching staff have given up 501 runs this year while holding an ERA of 3.93 (456 earned runs given up).
Toronto has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 35 save opportunities and they have converted 21 saves. They are currently ranked 18th in baseball with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 409 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 116 times in high leverage situations in addition to 134 occasions with base runners. Toronto bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 30.1% of 196 inherited runners. With 85 save situations, the Blue Jays have earned 47 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
Out of their 9,390 innings played, the Blue Jays are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (13th in professional baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 92 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in pro baseball). The Blue Jays have recorded 1,049 assists, 72 errors and have accounted for 3,130 putouts for the year.
Manoah (5-2 record in his career) holds a 3.34 ERA while surrendering 6.5 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.32 and he has faced 258 batters so far in his career. He has allowed a total of 23 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.081 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. During his pro baseball career, Manoah has given up 45 base hits while he has totaled 73 punch outs in 62 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (+100)
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