Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 4/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-111) Chicago (-135)
Zach Plesac and the Cleveland Indians (5-4, 1st in AL Central) go to Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (5-5, 3rd in AL Central). The line on this contest has the Indians coming in at -111 and the White Sox are at -135. The O/U opens at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Zach Plesac and Carlos Rodon.
Cleveland owns a slugging percentage of .426 and have struck out 66 times, while drawing a walk on 36 occasions. They have accounted for 38 runs batted in in addition to 62 hits so far this year, while their team batting average comes in at .220. The Indians have recorded 13 doubles as a squad and have hit 15 baseballs out of the stadium. They have racked up 40 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .308. As a squad, the Cleveland Indians are knocking in 4.4 runs/g, which is 14th in baseball.
The Indians have compiled a team earned run average of 2.88 over the course of the season (5th in the league), and their staff has struck out 88 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 33 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.89 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.67 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.01. Indians pitchers have allowed 10 home runs and 26 total runs (28th in MLB).
Indians pitchers have entered the game with runners on 3 times as well as having 6 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 3 holds this season (19th in the league). The Indians relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 75.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 7 save situations. They have accumulated 3 saves so far this year and have blown 1 of their 4 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 6 base runners so far this year with 16.7% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Indians have dispatched 24 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
Plesac has taken the mound for 184 innings and has tallied 155 punch outs during his MLB career. Plesac (13-9 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.27 and he has faced 730 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.18 (65 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.071. He has given up 149 base knocks (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has had 48 free passes.
Chicago is sitting with 12 home runs on the season to go along with 48 RBIs. They have recorded 14 doubles, while taking a walk 54 times as well as notching 55 runs. The Chicago White Sox have accumulated an on-base percentage of .349 in addition to a team batting average of .236 for the year. The White Sox hold a team slugging percentage of .383 and they are recording 5.50 runs per game (7th in the league). They have struck out on 90 instances (16th in baseball) and have 80 base knocks.
The White Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.217 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.32 as a unit on the year. They have a ranking of 18th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 71. The Chicago pitching staff have given up 43 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.72 (36 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio is 3.11 (109 strikeouts against 35 walks). They have yielded 9 long balls and they give up 4.44 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league).
Chicago has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 6 save opportunities and they have earned 1 save. They are ranked 28th in MLB holding a save percentage of 16.7%, and they have dispatched 30 relief pitchers to the hill this year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 15 times in high leverage situations and on 13 occasions with runners on. Chicago relievers have an inherited score percentage of 28.6% of 21 inherited runners. Sitting with 11 save situations, the White Sox have accumulated 4 holds and also 5 blown saves.
In his career, Rodon has conceded 511 base hits while accumulating 534 strikeouts in 541 innings. He has given up a total of 247 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.375 and a FIP of 4.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.28 and he has faced 2,345 batters thus far in his career. Rodon (30-33 career win-loss mark) has a 4.10 ERA while surrendering 8.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland (-111)
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