Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 4/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-141) Chicago (-105)
Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox (4-5, 4th in AL Central) host the Cleveland Indians (5-3, 1st in AL Central) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday. The Indians open this contest at -141 while the White Sox are priced at -105. The total is set at 6.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Shane Bieber and Lucas Giolito.
The Indians have earned 12 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 14 baseballs out of the park. Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .440 and have been called out on strikes 57 times, while being walked on 33 occasions. As a squad, the Cleveland Indians are notching 4.6 runs per contest, which puts them at 11th in MLB. They have 35 runs batted in in addition to 57 hits on the season, while their team batting average is at .226. They have earned 37 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .315.
The Indians have an ERA of 2.83 so far this year (3rd in MLB), and the staff has rung up 80 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.76 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.00. Indians pitchers have conceded 9 long balls and also 22 runs in total (29th in the league). They have walked 29 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.82 as a unit on the season.
The Indians have sent 20 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relievers have inherited 6 runners on the campaign with 16.7% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 3 saves on the year and have not converted 1 of 4 save chances. The Indians relief pitchers have a save percentage of 75.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 7 save situations. The bullpen have recorded 3 holds for the year (18th in baseball). Indians relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 3 times and also have had 4 appearances in high leverage situations.
Bieber has thrown 418 innings and has earned 523 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.33 (155 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.101. He has allowed 370 base hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) with 91 walks. Bieber (34-15 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.06 while he has faced 1,694 batters in the majors.
Chicago has accumulated 11 home runs on the year and 45 runs batted in. They have hit 13 two-baggers, while getting a free base 50 times as well as putting up 51 runs. The Chicago White Sox have earned an OBP of .354 in addition to a team batting average of .242 for the season. The White Sox hold a team slugging % of .390 and they have an average of 5.67 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 82 instances (19th in the league) and have earned 75 base hits.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.255 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.26 as a staff so far this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.13 (100 strikeouts vs 32 free passes). They rank 20th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 66. They have relinquished 8 long balls and they surrender 4.61 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball). The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 40 runs this season while holding an ERA of 3.80 (33 earned runs conceded).
Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 5 save chances and they have walked away with 1 save. They are ranked 27th in the league with a save percentage of 20.0%, and they have dispatched 27 relief pitchers to the hill this year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 13 times in high leverage situations and on 11 occasions with runners on. Chicago relievers have an inherited score percentage of 31.0% out of 16 inherited runners. Sitting with 10 save situations, the White Sox have accrued 4 holds and 4 blown saves.
Giolito (32-29 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.43 earned run average while giving up 7.3 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.54 and he has gone up against 2,090 batters in his pro baseball career. He has conceded 246 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.219 and a FIP of 4.4. In his MLB career, Giolito has allowed 407 hits while totaling 513 strikeouts in 499 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-105) and under 6.5 runs
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