Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 4/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-196) Chicago (+130)
Shane Bieber and the Cleveland Indians (3-3, 3rd in AL Central) are headed to Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday where they'll meet the Chicago White Sox (4-4, 2nd in AL Central). The White Sox open this contest at +130 while the Indians are priced at -196. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Shane Bieber and Carlos Rodon.
As a squad, the Cleveland Indians are earning 3.5 runs per game, which has them at 21st in MLB. They have a total of 21 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .289. The Indians have accrued 6 doubles as a squad and have smacked 9 balls out of the park. They have recorded 21 runs batted in as well as 41 hits so far this year, while their batting average is .216. Cleveland owns a slugging percentage of .389 and have struck out 43 times, while being walked on 20 occasions.
The Indians have a team ERA of 2.94 for the year (4th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 62 batters. They have walked 24 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.67 as a team on the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.58 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.08. Indians pitchers have given up 6 home runs and 17 total runs (29th in the league).
The Indians relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 3 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 6 base runners this year with 16.7% of those runners earned a run for their team. Indians pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 3 times and also have had 3 appearances in high leverage situations. The Indians have dispatched 14 relievers to the mound so far this season. They have earned 2 saves on the campaign and have not converted 1 of 3 save opportunities.
Bieber has taken the mound for 418 innings and has racked up 523 K's during his career. Bieber (34-15 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.06 and he has gone up against 1,694 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.33 (155 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.101. He has conceded 370 hits (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has 91 free passes.
The White Sox hold a slugging % of .404 and they have an average of 6.00 runs per game (4th in MLB). They have 11 doubles, while walking 41 times as well as scoring 48 runs. Chicago has compiled 10 home runs so far this season and 42 RBIs. They have struck out on 74 instances (9th in baseball) and are sitting with 70 base hits. The Chicago White Sox hold an OBP of .359 in addition to a batting average of .255 so far this season.
The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.263 with a FIP of 3.30 as a unit over the course of the season. They are sitting at 11th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 59. The Chicago pitching staff have yielded 36 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 3.96 (30 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.19 (86 strikeouts against 27 walks). They have relinquished 7 dingers and they concede 4.76 runs per 9 innings (20th in MLB).
Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 38.0% out of their 13 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 9 times in high leverage situations and on 8 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 9 save situations, the White Sox have amassed 4 holds and 3 blown saves. They are ranked 25th in baseball with a save rate of 25.0%, and they have dispatched 22 relievers to the hill this year. Chicago has called on relievers to enter the game in 4 save chances and they have come away with 1 save.
In his career, Rodon has given up 511 base knocks while accumulating 534 punch outs in 541 innings pitched. Rodon (30-33 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.10 earned run average while surrendering 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 247 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.375 and a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.28 and he has faced 2,345 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland (-196)
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