Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 7/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+145) Chicago (-192)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the venue where Dallas Keuchel and the Chicago White Sox (60-43, 1st in AL Central) will take on the Cleveland Indians (50-49, 2nd in AL Central) on Saturday. The Indians open this contest at +145 while the White Sox are coming in at -192. The over/under is set at 9. The starting pitchers are Triston McKenzie and Dallas Keuchel.
The Indians have accrued 139 doubles as a team and have hit 125 balls out of the park. Cleveland has a slugging rate of .397 and have been rung up 843 times, while drawing a walk on 275 occasions. As a squad, the Cleveland Indians are compiling 4.3 runs per contest, which has them at 19th in MLB. They have accounted for 405 runs batted in in addition to 738 hits on the campaign, and their batting average sits at .229. They have accumulated 424 runs and have an on-base percentage of .297.
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The Indians hold a team ERA of 4.46 over the course of the season (18th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 908 hitters. They have walked 341 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.37 as a team on the campaign. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.66 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.30. Indians pitchers have given up 133 home runs and also 452 runs in total (15th in MLB).
Indians bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 87 times in addition to having 101 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 47 holds this year (17th in MLB). The Indians relief pitchers have a save percentage of 68.4% and has come into the game in 87 save situations. They have recorded 26 saves so far this year and have not converted 12 of 38 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 123 base runners for the season and 33.3% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Indians have dispatched 330 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Indians have converted 69.7% of balls in play into outs out of 7,722 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 15th in pro baseball. The Cleveland Indians have a tally of 2,574 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 851 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which has them sitting 10th in the majors, and have accumulated 687 double plays.
McKenzie (3-5 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.70 and he has faced 385 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 63 base knocks (6.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 51 walks. His ERA is 4.76 (49 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.230. McKenzie has taken the ball for 92 innings and has accounted for 119 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
Chicago has hit 108 HRs this season as well as 475 RBIs. They have tallied 178 doubles, while taking a walk 380 times and notching 504 runs. The Chicago White Sox have tallied an on-base percentage of .332 in addition to a batting average of .250 for the season. The White Sox hold a slugging percentage of .412 and they score 4.89 runs per outing (6th in MLB). They have struck out on 899 occasions (16th in MLB) and have tallied 839 hits.
The White Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.195 with a FIP of 3.76 as a team over the course of the season. They are sitting at 6th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 754. The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 394 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.59 (353 earned runs yielded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.31 (1,010 strikeouts against 305 free passes). They have yielded 119 dingers and they yield 4.00 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball).
Sitting with 101 save situations, the White Sox have 53 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 45 save chances and they have converted 28 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 96 times in high leverage situations and on 84 occasions with base runners. Chicago relievers have an inherited score percentage of 33.3% out of 138 inherited runners. They rank 13th in the league holding a save percentage of 62.2%, and they have dispatched 299 relievers onto the diamond so far this season.
In their 7,977 innings played, the White Sox hold a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (17th in baseball). The Chicago White Sox have twisted 65 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (28th in baseball). The White Sox have accrued 741 assists, 66 errors and have notched a total of 2,659 putouts on the campaign.
Keuchel (97-77 career win-loss record) holds a 3.65 ERA and has conceded 8.7 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.64 and he has faced 6,145 batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 597 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.260 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. Thus far in his career, Keuchel has given up 1,424 base hits and he has 1,145 strikeouts in 1,473 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland (+145)
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