Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 8/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+170) Chicago (-227)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the site where Dylan Cease and the Chicago White Sox (61-43, 1st in AL Central) will play the Cleveland Indians (50-50, 2nd in AL Central) on Sunday. The White Sox open this game at -227 while the Indians are coming in at +170. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Cal Quantrill and Dylan Cease.
Cleveland has a slugging % of .397 and have been called out on strikes 855 times, while being walked on 278 occasions. They have earned 409 RBI's and 747 base knocks this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .229. The Indians have tallied 140 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 126 balls out of the park. They have 428 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .297. As a team, the Cleveland Indians are compiling 4.3 runs per game, which is 19th in the league.
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The Indians have an ERA of 4.48 so far this year (18th in the league), and their staff has rung up 917 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.64 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.31. Indians pitchers have conceded 134 long balls in addition to 458 runs in total (15th in baseball). They have walked 347 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.38 as a unit over the course of the season.
Indians relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 89 times in addition to having 103 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 47 holds on the season (19th in MLB). The Indians bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 68.4% and has come into the game in 87 save situations. They have tallied 26 saves on the season and have not converted 12 out of their 38 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 129 base runners this season with 32.6% of those players earned a run for their team. The Indians have sent 335 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
The Indians have turned 69.5% of baseballs in play into outs in their 7,794 innings, which has them sitting 17th in the majors. The Cleveland Indians have a tally of 2,598 putouts on the year, as well as 860 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which has them sitting 14th in baseball, and have accumulated 694 double plays.
Quantrill (10-10 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 4.23 and he has gone up against 915 hitters in the majors. He has given up 214 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 62 free passes. His earned run average is 4.17 (99 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.292. Quantrill has taken the mound for 213 innings and is sitting with 175 punch outs in his MLB career.
Chicago has accounted for 109 home runs on the campaign to go along with 481 RBIs. They have recorded 178 doubles, while walking 386 times and scoring 510 runs. The Chicago White Sox hold an OBP of .334 and a team batting average of .251 so far this year. The White Sox have a SLG% of .412 and they average 4.90 runs per contest (6th in baseball). They have struck out on 908 occasions (17th in the league) and have earned a total of 850 base knocks.
The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.197 in addition to having a FIP of 3.74 as a staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 3.32 (1,022 strikeouts vs 308 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 6th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 763. They have relinquished 120 long balls and they relinquish 4.00 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 398 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 3.59 (357 earned runs surrendered).
With 105 save situations, the White Sox have accrued 55 holds and also 18 blown saves. Chicago has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 47 save chances and they have recorded 29 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 100 times in high leverage situations and on 85 occasions with base runners. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.9% out of their 140 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 13th in the league with a save rate of 61.7%, and they have dispatched 304 relievers onto the diamond on the year.
In their 8,058 innings on the diamond, the White Sox have a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (16th in the majors). The Chicago White Sox have turned 65 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (28th in pro baseball). The White Sox have racked up 748 assists, 66 errors and have a total of 2,686 putouts so far this season.
In his career, Cease has given up 225 base knocks while accumulating 263 strikeouts in 240 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 123 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.408 and a FIP of 4.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.33 and he has faced 1,052 batters in his pro baseball career. Cease (16-17 career record) holds a 4.61 ERA while conceding 8.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland (+170)
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