New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 8/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+145) Chicago (-192)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the site where Dylan Cease and the Chicago White Sox (68-48, 1st in AL Central) will play the New York Yankees (63-52, 3rd in AL East) on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Yankees coming in at +145 and the White Sox are at -192. The over/under is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Jameson Taillon and Dylan Cease.
New York is slugging .393 and have struck out 1,052 times, while drawing a walk on 466 occasions. They have compiled 451 runs batted in and 896 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate sits at .237. The Yankees have hit 155 doubles as a squad and have hit 141 balls out of the park. They have earned 487 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .325. As a unit, the New York Yankees are scoring 4.2 runs per game, which has them at 20th in the league.
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The Yankees have a team earned run average of 3.72 this year (10th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,093 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.21 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.18. Yankees pitchers have allowed 130 home runs and 472 total runs (10th in MLB). They have walked 341 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.82 as a unit on the year.
The Yankees relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 62.7% and stepped onto the hill in 110 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 133 base runners on the campaign and 32.3% of them crossed home plate. Yankees relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 105 times in addition to having 149 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have dispatched 351 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have a total of 56 holds so far this year (18th in MLB). They have compiled 32 saves for the season and have blown 19 of their 51 save opportunities.
The Yankees have converted 70.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 9,171 innings, which ranks them 7th in the majors. The New York Yankees have 3,057 putouts on the campaign, as well as 956 assists and 70 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .983 which has them sitting 21st in professional baseball, and have a total of 753 double plays.
Taillon has taken the ball for 579 innings and has accounted for 531 K's during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.70 (238 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.238. He has conceded 566 base hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 151 walks. Taillon (36-28 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 3.68 while he has faced 2,421 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Chicago White Sox have earned an OBP of .331 in addition to a team batting average of .249 this year. They have been rung up on 1,021 occasions (13th in baseball) and have accounted for 944 base hits. Chicago has accounted for 137 HRs this season to go along with 546 RBIs. The White Sox have a SLG% of .418 and they score 4.97 runs per contest (6th in baseball). They have hit 193 doubles, while taking a walk 428 times and putting up 577 runs.
The White Sox have a WHIP of 1.184 and have a FIP of 3.81 as a staff so far this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.35 (1,152 strikeouts against 344 bases on balls). They sit at 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 842. They have allowed 138 long balls and they surrender 4.01 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB). The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 447 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 3.63 (404 earned runs conceded).
Chicago has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 50 save chances and they have recorded 29 saves. They rank 20th in MLB with a save percentage of 58.0%, and they have sent 344 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. Their relievers have come in 109 times in high leverage situations and on 94 occasions with base runners. Chicago bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 33.1% out of their 151 inherited base runners. Sitting with 116 save situations, the White Sox have earned 63 holds and also 21 blown saves.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 71 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (25th in pro baseball). The White Sox have racked up 841 assists, 70 errors and have earned a total of 3,007 putouts over the course of the season. In 9,021 innings played, the White Sox have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.0% (10th in the majors).
In his pro baseball career, Cease has allowed 231 hits while he has earned 284 punch outs in 251 frames. He has given up a total of 126 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.390 and having a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.41 and he has faced 1,097 opposing hitters in his MLB career. Cease (18-17 career win-loss record) holds a 4.52 earned run average and has given up 8.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (+145)
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