Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 8/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-105) Toronto (-116)
Dylan Cease and the Chicago White Sox (72-53, 1st in AL Central) head to Rogers Centre on Tuesday where they'll meet the Toronto Blue Jays (64-58, 4th in AL East). The Blue Jays open this contest at -116 while the White Sox are coming in at -105. The total opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Dylan Cease and Jose Berrios.
The White Sox have hit 204 doubles as a team and have smacked 147 balls out of the park. Chicago has a slugging rate of .418 and have been called out on strikes 1,097 times, while being walked on 455 occasions. As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are earning 4.9 runs/g, which puts them at 7th in MLB. They have recorded 585 RBI's and 1,032 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .251. They have earned a total of 617 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .331.
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The White Sox have compiled a team ERA of 3.69 on the season (8th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,243 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.24 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.20. White Sox pitchers have yielded 149 long balls in addition to 490 runs in total (5th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 384 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.84 as a squad for the season.
The White Sox have sent 376 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 162 base runners on the season with 34.0% of those runners ended up scoring. They have recorded 32 saves on the season and have blown 22 out of their 54 chances to get a save. The White Sox relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 59.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 125 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 68 holds on the season (9th in baseball). White Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 105 times and also have had 121 appearances in high leverage situations.
The White Sox have turned 70.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 9,759 innings, which has them ranked 11th in baseball. The Chicago White Sox have accounted for 3,253 putouts this year, in addition to 920 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .982 which has them ranked 25th in professional baseball, and they have turned 848 double plays.
Cease has taken the ball for 262 innings and is sitting with 295 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.53 (132 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.378. He has allowed 239 base knocks (8.2 hits per nine innings) with 122 walks. Cease (18-17 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.65 and he has faced 1,143 hitters in the major leagues.
The Blue Jays hold a team slugging percentage of .456 and they average 5.10 runs per contest (4th in baseball). They have hit 211 two-baggers, while walking 367 times and putting up 622 runs. Toronto has recorded 186 home runs so far this season as well as 597 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 946 occasions (29th in MLB) and have recorded 1,084 base hits. The Toronto Blue Jays have compiled a team on-base percentage of .328 and a team batting average of .264 so far this year.
The Blue Jays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.253 and have a FIP of 4.21 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They are currently ranked 10th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 951. The Toronto pitching staff have relinquished 506 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.91 (458 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.93 (1,085 strikeouts against 370 walks). They have relinquished 154 homers and they surrender 4.32 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league).
With 87 save situations, the Blue Jays have amassed 48 holds and 15 blown saves. Toronto has called on relievers to enter the game in 36 save chances and they have come away with 21 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 122 times in high leverage situations in addition to 138 occasions with runners on base. Toronto relievers have an inherited score percentage of 30.3% out of 198 inherited base runners. They rank 22nd in baseball with a save percentage of 58.3%, and they have sent 416 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year.
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 1,062 assists, 73 errors and have accounted for 3,163 putouts this season. Out of their 9,489 innings played, the Blue Jays have a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (13th in baseball).
In his career, Berrios has surrendered 733 base hits while earning 798 K's in 802 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 363 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.238 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.06 and he has faced 3,392 hitters so far in his career. Berrios (56-44 record in his career) has earned a 4.07 earned run average and has allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto (-116) and under 8.5 runs
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