Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 5/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox (14-10, 2nd in AL Central) host the Cleveland Indians (11-12, 3rd in AL Central) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday.
The Indians have tallied 35 doubles as a squad and have smacked 30 balls out of the park. Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .387 and have been called out on strikes 195 times, while being walked on 75 occasions. As a squad, the Cleveland Indians are putting up 3.9 runs per contest, which has them at 24th in baseball. They have earned 87 runs batted in in addition to 156 hits this season, while their batting average sits at .209. They have notched a total of 90 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .284.
Indians pitchers have surrendered 36 home runs and 93 total runs (10th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 76 hitters and their FIP is 4.47 as a team on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.89 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.17. The Indians have an ERA of 3.75 for the season (11th in the league), and the staff has struck out 220 batters.
The Indians have dispatched 70 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 21 base runners this year and 38.1% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have tallied 7 saves this year and have blown 2 of their 9 chances to get a save. The Indians relievers have a save rate of 77.8% and has entered the game in 18 save situations. The relief pitchers have 9 holds on the campaign (22nd in MLB). Indians relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 16 times as well as having 17 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cleveland Indians have a tally of 614 putouts on the year, in addition to 207 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them ranked 18th in pro baseball, and have a total of 152 double plays. The Indians have converted 73.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,842 innings on the field, which has them sitting 2nd in MLB.
Plesac has taken the mound for 197 frames and has earned 163 punch outs in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.65 (80 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.100. He has surrendered 168 base knocks (7.7 hits per 9 innings) with 49 free passes. Plesac (13-11 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.39 while he has faced 790 batters in the major leagues.
The Chicago White Sox have tallied a team OBP of .347 and a team batting average of .267 this season. They have struck out on 198 occasions (24th in the league) and have tallied 213 base hits. Chicago has 23 home runs on the year to go along with 113 RBIs. The White Sox hold a team SLG% of .412 and they average 5.17 runs per game (2nd in MLB). They have recorded 38 two-baggers, while getting a free base 89 times and recording 124 runs.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.205 and have a FIP of 3.37 as a unit on the year. They are currently ranked 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 175. The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 93 runs on the year while having an ERA of 3.57 (81 earned runs conceded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.45 (245 strikeouts against 71 walks). They have conceded 24 homers and they surrender 4.10 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league).
With 23 save situations, the White Sox have 10 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. Chicago has had relief pitchers enter the game in 12 save chances and they have come away with 5 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 30 times in high leverage situations and on 30 occasions with runners on. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.9% out of their 45 inherited runners. They are ranked 27th in MLB with a save percentage of 41.7%, and they have sent 70 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
In their 1,839 innings played, the White Sox have a defensive efficiency of 67.9% (28th in the majors). The Chicago White Sox have twisted 15 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .975 (30th in professional baseball). The White Sox have 179 assists, 20 errors and have 613 putouts on the campaign.
Giolito (32-31 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.50 ERA and has allowed 7.4 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.53 and he has gone up against 2,157 hitters during his MLB career. He has surrendered 257 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.229 and a FIP of 4.5. In his pro baseball career, Giolito has surrendered 423 base hits while he has tallied 528 K's in 514 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland
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