Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 4/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+119) Chicago (-129)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the site where Lance Lynn and the Chicago White Sox (5-6, 4th in AL Central) will play the Cleveland Indians (6-4, 1st in AL Central) on Thursday. The White Sox open this game at -129 while the Indians are priced at +119. The O/U is set at 8. The pitchers expected to start will be Aaron Civale and Lance Lynn.
Cleveland is slugging .401 and have been called out on strikes 78 times, while drawing a walk on 38 occasions. They have tallied 40 runs batted in in addition to 67 hits for the year, while their average at the plate is at .211. The Indians have accrued 15 doubles as a unit and have hit 15 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 42 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .296. As a team, the Cleveland Indians are putting up 4.2 runs per contest, which puts them at 17th in baseball.
Indians pitchers have conceded 10 home runs and also 26 total runs (29th in MLB). They have walked 34 opposing players and their FIP is 3.61 as a unit so far this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.94 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 0.94. The Indians are sitting with a team ERA of 2.55 on the season (2nd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 100 hitters.
Indians pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 4 times in addition to having 7 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 3 holds over the course of the season (21st in the league). The Indians relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 80.0% and has come into the game in 8 save situations. They have 4 saves for the season and have blown 1 out of their 5 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 6 runners on the campaign with 16.7% of those players crossed home plate. The Indians have sent 25 relief pitchers to the mound for the season.
Civale has taken the hill for 146 innings and is sitting with 127 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Civale (9-10 career record) holds a FIP of 3.86 while facing 587 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.57 (58 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.134. He has given up 131 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 35 walks.
The White Sox have a team slugging % of .358 and they have an average of 5.00 runs per game (8th in MLB). They have hit 14 doubles, while walking 55 times and putting up 55 runs. Chicago has tallied 12 long balls on the season to go along with 48 RBIs. They have struck out on 102 occasions (17th in baseball) and are sitting with 83 hits. The Chicago White Sox have compiled a team on-base percentage of .333 in addition to a batting average of .224 on the year.
The Chicago pitching staff have given up 45 runs this year while having an ERA of 3.34 (36 earned runs conceded). They have given up 9 homers and they concede 4.17 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.164 with a FIP of 3.12 as a unit on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.27 (121 strikeouts vs 37 walks). They rank 24th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 76.
Sitting with 11 save situations, the White Sox have 4 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. Chicago has had relievers step onto the hill in 6 save chances and they have come away with 1 save. Their relief pitchers have come in 19 times in high leverage situations in addition to 16 occasions with runners on. Chicago relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 25.0% of 24 inherited base runners. They are ranked 29th in the league with a save percentage of 16.7%, and they have sent 34 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year.
Lynn (105-71 record in his career) has a 3.54 ERA and has surrendered 8.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.70 and he has faced 6,102 hitters in his career. He has allowed 566 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.287 and a FIP of 3.6. So far in his MLB career, Lynn has allowed 1,323 base hits while totaling 1,432 strikeouts in 1,440 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (-129)
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