Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 8/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-105) Toronto (-116)
Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox (72-54, 1st in AL Central) head to Rogers Centre on Wednesday where they'll take on the Toronto Blue Jays (65-58, 4th in AL East). The odds on this matchup have the White Sox priced at -105 and the Blue Jays are at -116. The over/under opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Lucas Giolito and Robbie Ray.
Chicago owns a slugging percentage of .416 and have been called out on strikes 1,107 times, while drawing a walk on 458 occasions. They have accounted for 586 RBI's and 1,037 base knocks for the season, while their batting average is .250. The White Sox have hit 204 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 147 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 618 runs scored and have an OBP of .331. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 4.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 8th in the league.
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White Sox pitchers have conceded 149 long balls and 492 total runs (4th in MLB). They have walked 385 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.82 as a team this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.24 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.19. The White Sox have a team earned run average of 3.68 over the course of the season (6th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,249 batters.
White Sox relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 105 times in addition to having 122 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 68 holds on the year (9th in the league). The White Sox bullpen have a save percentage of 59.3% and has come into the game in 125 save situations. They have tallied 32 saves over the course of the season and have blown 22 out of their 54 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 162 base runners for the year with 34.0% of them crossed home plate. The White Sox have dispatched 377 relief pitchers to the mound this season.
The Chicago White Sox have a tally of 3,277 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 927 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .982 which puts them in 26th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 856 double plays. The White Sox have turned 70.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,831 innings on the field, ranking them 11th in the majors.
Giolito has taken the ball for 637 innings and has earned 664 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Giolito (40-38 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.38 while he has faced 2,642 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.28 (303 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.198. He has allowed 522 base hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) with 241 free passes.
The Toronto Blue Jays are sitting with an OBP of .327 as well as a team batting average of .263 so far this season. They have been rung up on 952 occasions (29th in the league) and have a total of 1,089 hits. Toronto has a total of 186 HRs for the year as well as 598 runs batted in. The Blue Jays hold a team SLG% of .454 and they are earning 5.07 runs per game (4th in baseball). They have 213 doubles, while taking a walk 368 times as well as scoring 624 runs.
The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.250 and have a FIP of 4.19 as a staff on the campaign. They are sitting at 10th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 956. The Toronto pitching staff have yielded 507 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 3.89 (459 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.94 (1,095 strikeouts vs 373 walks). They have allowed 154 homers and they surrender 4.29 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league).
Toronto has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 37 save chances and they have earned 22 saves. They are ranked 19th in baseball with a save rate of 59.5%, and they have sent 419 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the year. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 125 times in high leverage situations in addition to 138 occasions with runners on base. Toronto relievers have an inherited score percentage of 30.3% of 198 inherited base runners. With 88 save situations, the Blue Jays have tallied 48 holds and 15 blown saves.
In 9,570 innings on the field, the Blue Jays have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (13th in the majors). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 94 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in MLB). The Blue Jays have accrued 1,072 assists, 74 errors and have earned a total of 3,190 putouts this year.
During his pro baseball career, Ray has surrendered 879 base hits and he has 1,220 strikeouts in 987 innings pitched. He has surrendered 444 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.332 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. His K/BB ratio is 2.79 and he has faced 4,226 batters in his pro baseball career. Ray (58-56 record in his career) has earned a 4.05 earned run average and has surrendered 8.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-105)
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