New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 8/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+140) Chicago (-182)
Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox (68-48, 1st in AL Central) play the New York Yankees (63-52, 3rd in AL East) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday. The Yankees open this game at +140 while the White Sox are coming in at -182. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Nestor Cortes Jr and Lucas Giolito.
As a team, the New York Yankees are earning 4.2 runs per contest, which has them at 20th in the league. They have earned 487 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .325. The Yankees have earned 155 doubles as a unit and have knocked 141 balls out of the stadium. They have compiled 451 runs batted in as well as 896 hits over the course of the season, and their batting average is at .237. New York is slugging .393 and have struck out 1,052 times, while drawing a walk on 466 occasions.
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The Yankees have compiled a team ERA of 3.72 so far this year (10th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,093 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 341 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.82 as a team this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.21 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.18. Yankees pitchers have given up 130 home runs and also 472 runs in total (10th in baseball).
Yankees bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 105 times and also have had 150 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 56 holds on the year (18th in baseball). The Yankees relievers have a save percentage of 62.7% and has entered the game in 110 save situations. They have recorded 32 saves on the season and have blown 19 out of their 51 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 133 base runners for the season and 32.3% of them ended up scoring. The Yankees have sent 351 relief pitchers to the mound this season.
The Yankees have turned 70.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,171 innings, which has them sitting at 7th in pro baseball. The New York Yankees are sitting with 3,057 putouts this season, as well as 956 assists and 70 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which puts them in 21st in pro baseball, and they have turned 753 double plays.
Cortes Jr (5-3 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 5.46 while he has faced 542 hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 130 base hits (9.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 51 free passes. His ERA is 5.30 (72 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.480. Cortes Jr has taken the mound for 122 innings and is sitting with 126 punch outs in his career.
The White Sox hold a team SLG% of .418 and they average 4.97 runs per contest (6th in MLB). They have recorded 193 two-baggers, while walking 428 times as well as putting up 577 runs. Chicago has knocked in 137 home runs this season and 546 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,021 instances (14th in MLB) and have earned a total of 944 hits. The Chicago White Sox are sitting with an OBP of .331 as well as a team batting average of .249 on the year.
The White Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.184 in addition to having a FIP of 3.80 as a staff for the year. They are currently ranked 3rd in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 842. The Chicago pitching staff have given up 447 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.63 (404 earned runs conceded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.35 (1,152 strikeouts vs 344 walks). They have yielded 138 dingers and they give up 4.01 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball).
With 116 save situations, the White Sox have recorded 63 holds and 21 blown saves. Chicago has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 50 save chances and they have recorded 29 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 111 times in high leverage situations and on 94 occasions with runners on. Chicago bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 33.1% out of their 151 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 19th in MLB holding a save rate of 58.0%, and they have sent 344 relievers onto the diamond on the year.
The Chicago White Sox have twisted 71 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (25th in the majors). The White Sox have recorded 841 assists, 70 errors and have a total of 3,007 putouts for the year. In 9,021 innings on the diamond, the White Sox have a efficiency on defense of 70.0% (10th in the majors).
Giolito (40-37 career mark) holds a 4.30 earned run average and has allowed 7.4 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.72 and he has faced 2,596 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 299 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.200 and a FIP of 4.4. During his career, Giolito has allowed 513 base knocks while accumulating 648 punch outs in 626 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (+140)
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