Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 8/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-141) Toronto (+110)
Carlos Rodon and the Chicago White Sox (73-54, 1st in AL Central) are headed to Rogers Centre on Thursday where they'll meet the Toronto Blue Jays (65-59, 4th in AL East). The odds on this contest have the White Sox coming in at -141 and the Blue Jays are at +110. The O/U has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Carlos Rodon and Hyun Jin Ryu.
Chicago owns a slugging percentage of .417 and have been called out on strikes 1,118 times, while drawing a walk on 460 occasions. They have earned 591 RBI's and 1,055 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .252. The White Sox have earned 206 doubles as a team and have knocked 148 balls out of the stadium. They have 623 runs while holding a team OBP of .332. As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are earning 4.9 runs per game, which puts them at 7th in the league.
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White Sox pitchers have surrendered 150 home runs in addition to 494 runs in total (4th in MLB). They have walked 387 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.82 as a unit on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.25 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.19. The White Sox hold a team earned run average of 3.67 on the campaign (7th in the league), and they have rung up 1,258 hitters.
The White Sox have sent 379 relievers to the mound for the season. The relievers have inherited 164 base runners so far this season and 33.5% of those players earned a run for their team. They have earned 33 saves for the season and have blown 22 of 55 save opportunities. The White Sox relievers have recorded a save percentage of 60.0% and has entered the game in 126 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 68 holds so far this year (10th in MLB). White Sox relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 106 times as well as having 123 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago White Sox have accounted for 3,304 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 933 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which puts them in 26th in baseball, and they have twisted 864 double plays. The White Sox have converted 70.1% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,912 innings on the field, ranking them 10th in professional baseball.
Rodon has thrown 646 innings and has accumulated 685 K's in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.84 (276 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.307. He has surrendered 584 base hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 261 walks. Rodon (38-38 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.97 while he has gone up against 2,765 hitters in the major leagues.
The Toronto Blue Jays hold a team on-base percentage of .326 in addition to a batting average of .263 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 961 occasions (29th in baseball) and have a total of 1,098 base knocks. Toronto has hit 187 HRs this year and 600 runs batted in. The Blue Jays hold a slugging percentage of .454 and they average 5.05 runs per contest (5th in baseball). They have put up 214 two-baggers, while taking a walk 370 times and scoring 626 runs.
The Blue Jays hold a team WHIP of 1.258 in addition to having a FIP of 4.18 as a pitching staff on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.95 (1,106 strikeouts against 375 free passes). They are sitting at 10th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 974. They have allowed 155 homers and they surrender 4.30 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The Toronto pitching staff have relinquished 512 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.90 (464 earned runs surrendered).
Toronto has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 37 save chances and they have come away with 22 saves. They are currently ranked 21st in the league with a save percentage of 59.5%, and they have sent 422 relievers to the mound on the campaign. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 125 times in high leverage situations and also on 138 occasions with runners on base. Toronto bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.3% of 198 inherited runners. Sitting with 88 save situations, the Blue Jays have accrued 48 holds and also 15 blown saves.
Out of their 9,651 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (15th in the majors). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 94 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (24th in pro baseball). The Blue Jays have racked up 1,080 assists, 74 errors and have 3,217 putouts for the year.
In his career, Ryu has given up 890 hits while totaling 848 strikeouts in 947 innings pitched. Ryu (71-41 record in his career) has a 3.04 ERA while giving up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 320 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.161 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.04 and he has faced 3,869 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-141)
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