Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 4/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-141) Chicago (+130)
Dallas Keuchel and the Chicago White Sox (12-10, 2nd in AL Central) play the Cleveland Indians (11-12, 3rd in AL Central) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday. The White Sox open this matchup at +130 while the Indians are coming in at -141. The total has been set at 7. The expected starting pitchers will be Shane Bieber and Dallas Keuchel.
Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .387 and have struck out 195 times, while drawing a walk on 75 occasions. They have 87 runs batted in as well as 156 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average is .209. The Indians have recorded 35 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 30 balls out of the park. They have earned 90 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .284. As a team, the Cleveland Indians are scoring 3.9 runs per game, which ranks them 24th in the league.
The Indians have compiled a team ERA of 3.75 this season (10th in the league), and their staff has rung up 220 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.89 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.17. Indians pitchers have given up 36 home runs and 93 total runs (10th in MLB). They have walked 76 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.47 as a squad on the campaign.
The Indians have dispatched 70 relievers to the hill on the year. The relievers have inherited 21 runners this season with 38.1% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have recorded 7 saves on the campaign and have not converted 2 of 9 chances to save the game. The Indians relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 77.8% and has entered the game in 18 save situations. The relievers have notched 9 holds on the campaign (21st in baseball). Indians bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 16 times in addition to having 17 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Indians have converted 73.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,842 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 2nd in baseball. The Cleveland Indians have a tally of 614 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 207 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which puts them in 18th in baseball, and have 152 double plays.
Bieber (36-16 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.04 while facing 1,786 batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 383 base knocks (7.8 hits per nine innings) with 97 walks. His ERA is 3.25 (160 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.084. Bieber has taken the mound for 442 innings and has accumulated 556 K's in his career.
The Chicago White Sox hold an OBP of .341 as well as a batting average of .261 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 182 occasions (27th in MLB) and have earned a total of 194 hits. Chicago has hit 21 long balls on the campaign and 99 runs batted in. The White Sox hold a team slugging % of .402 and they score 5.00 runs per contest (4th in the league). They have recorded 34 doubles, while taking a walk 82 times as well as recording 110 runs.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.262 and have a FIP of 3.60 as a pitching staff so far this year. They are currently ranked 7th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 170. The Chicago pitching staff have given up 92 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.79 (80 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.19 (223 strikeouts against 70 walks). They have allowed 24 homers and they surrender 4.36 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball).
Sitting with 22 save situations, the White Sox have earned 10 holds and also 7 blown saves. Chicago has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 11 save opportunities and they have converted 4 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 29 times in high leverage situations and on 30 occasions with base runners. Chicago relievers hold an inherited score rate of 28.9% out of 45 inherited runners. They sit at 28th in the league with a save rate of 36.4%, and they have dispatched 69 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
Out of their 1,713 innings on the diamond, the White Sox are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 67.3% (29th in pro baseball). The Chicago White Sox have turned 15 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .974 (30th in baseball). The White Sox have accrued 169 assists, 20 errors and have amassed 571 putouts on the campaign.
Keuchel (91-73 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.61 ERA while conceding 8.7 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.68 and he has faced 5,787 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered 557 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.254 and having a FIP of 3.8. So far in his MLB career, Keuchel has given up 1,337 base knocks while he has accumulated 1,090 K's in 1,390 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland (-141)
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