Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Reds vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+165) Chicago (-217)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the site where Carlos Rodon and the Chicago White Sox (89-68, 1st in AL Central) will take on the Cincinnati Reds (82-75, 3rd in NL Central) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Reds coming in at +165 and the White Sox are at -217. The O/U is set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Sonny Gray and Carlos Rodon.
The Reds have tallied 285 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 217 baseballs out of the park. Cincinnati is slugging .433 and have been rung up 1,384 times, while being walked on 539 occasions. As a unit, the Cincinnati Reds are recording 4.9 runs per game, which has them at 8th in MLB. They have accounted for 740 runs batted in and 1,319 base knocks on the campaign, while their batting average is .251. They have tallied 770 runs scored and have an OBP of .330.
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Reds pitchers have given up 198 home runs in addition to 727 total runs (18th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 597 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.31 as a squad for the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.47 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.34. The Reds have an earned run average of 4.32 this season (18th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,475 hitters.
The Reds have sent 561 relievers to the mound for the season. The relievers have inherited 234 runners so far this season and 38.0% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have recorded 41 saves this year and have not converted 26 of 67 save chances. The Reds relievers have a save percentage of 61.2% and has come into the game in 142 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 73 holds this season (17th in baseball). Reds bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 156 times as well as having 185 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cincinnati Reds are sitting with 4,180 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,372 assists and 88 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which ranks 18th in professional baseball, and have a total of 1,017 double plays. The Reds have converted 69.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 12,540 innings, ranking them 20th in pro baseball.
Gray has taken the hill for 1,262 innings and has earned 1,215 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.59 (503 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.219. He has given up 1,088 base hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has 451 walks. Gray (82-71 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.69 while facing 5,264 opposing batters in the major leagues.
The White Sox have a SLG% of .419 and they have an average of 4.89 runs per contest (9th in the league). They have hit 266 two-baggers, while taking a walk 567 times and putting up 768 runs. Chicago has hit 181 home runs for the season as well as 730 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,346 occasions (16th in the league) and have a total of 1,327 base knocks. The Chicago White Sox are sitting with a team OBP of .335 as well as a batting average of .256 this season.
The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.211 in addition to having a FIP of 3.76 as a team on the campaign. They are sitting at 3rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,174. The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 624 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 3.77 (569 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.28 (1,546 strikeouts vs 471 walks). They have given up 180 homers and they surrender 4.14 runs per 9 innings (6th in MLB).
With 159 save situations, the White Sox have accrued 88 holds and also 25 blown saves. Chicago has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 67 save opportunities and they have recorded 42 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 151 times in high leverage situations and on 128 occasions with runners on. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 35.5% out of 197 inherited base runners. They are ranked 12th in baseball with a save rate of 62.7%, and they have sent 493 relief pitchers onto the field over the course of the season.
In their 12,225 innings on the diamond, the White Sox hold a efficiency on defense of 69.3% (19th in professional baseball). The Chicago White Sox have turned 105 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (27th in pro baseball). The White Sox have accrued 1,178 assists, 95 errors and have earned 4,075 putouts on the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Rodon has surrendered 599 hits while earning 706 K's in 664 frames. Rodon (41-38 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.82 ERA and has given up 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 282 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.301 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.66 and he has faced 2,839 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-217) and under 7.5 runs
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