Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 7/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Friday, July 30, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+145) Chicago (-192)
Lance Lynn and the Chicago White Sox (60-42, 1st in AL Central) play the Cleveland Indians (50-49, 2nd in AL Central) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday. The White Sox open this matchup at -192 while the Indians are priced at +145. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be J.C. Mejia and Lance Lynn.
As a team, the Cleveland Indians are notching 4.3 runs per outing, which is 19th in MLB. They have a total of 424 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .297. The Indians have tallied 139 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 125 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 405 RBI's and 738 base knocks this season, while their team batting average sits at .229. Cleveland is slugging .397 and have been called out on strikes 843 times, while being walked on 275 occasions.
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The Indians are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.46 so far this year (18th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 908 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.66 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.30. Indians pitchers have surrendered 133 home runs and also 452 runs in total (16th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 341 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.37 as a team on the year.
The Indians have dispatched 330 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 123 base runners over the course of the season and 33.3% of those players crossed the plate. They have earned 26 saves over the course of the season and have blown 12 out of their 38 save opportunities. The Indians relievers have a save percentage of 68.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 87 save situations. The relievers have 47 holds this season (17th in MLB). Indians bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 87 times and also have had 101 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Indians have turned 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 7,722 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 15th in MLB. The Cleveland Indians have a total of 2,574 putouts so far this season, in addition to 851 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which is 10th in pro baseball, and have a total of 687 double plays.
Mejia has pitched in 40 frames and has accumulated 41 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 7.52 (34 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.451. He has allowed 44 base knocks (9.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 15 walks. Mejia (1-6 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 5.27 while going up against 178 batters during his time in the majors.
Chicago has hit 108 home runs this season as well as 475 RBIs. They have tallied 176 two-baggers, while taking a walk 379 times and scoring 504 runs. The Chicago White Sox have an on-base percentage of .334 as well as a batting average of .251 for the season. The White Sox hold a slugging % of .413 and they are recording 4.94 runs per game (5th in the league). They have struck out on 890 occasions (16th in the league) and are sitting with 834 hits.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.193 in addition to having a FIP of 3.74 as a pitching staff on the season. They are currently ranked 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 745. The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 389 runs for the year while having an ERA of 3.58 (349 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.31 (1,004 strikeouts vs 303 free passes). They have allowed 117 homers and they surrender 3.99 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league).
Sitting with 101 save situations, the White Sox have accrued 53 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. Chicago has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 45 save chances and they have come away with 28 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 96 times in high leverage situations and also on 84 occasions with runners on. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 33.3% out of their 138 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 13th in the league with a save rate of 62.2%, and they have sent 297 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 64 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .981 (28th in pro baseball). The White Sox have racked up 735 assists, 65 errors and have accumulated 2,635 putouts for the season. In 7,905 innings on the field, the White Sox have a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (16th in MLB).
Lynn (114-74 career mark) has earned a 3.46 earned run average while allowing 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.73 and he has gone up against 6,467 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 588 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.272 and a FIP of 3.6. In his career, Lynn has given up 1,386 base knocks and he has 1,530 strikeouts in 1,530 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland (+145)
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