Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 8/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+260) Chicago (-370)
Bryse Wilson and the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-83, 5th in NL Central) go to Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (76-56, 1st in AL Central). The White Sox open this game at -370 while the Pirates are coming in at +260. The total has been set at 8.5. The men taking the mound are Bryse Wilson and Lucas Giolito.
Pittsburgh has a slugging % of .362 and have been called out on strikes 1,069 times, while being walked on 407 occasions. They have earned 445 RBI's as well as 1,008 base knocks on the campaign, while their average at the plate is sitting at .233. The Pirates have accumulated 202 doubles as a squad and have hit 101 balls out of the park. They have a total of 470 runs and hold an OBP of .304. As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are notching 3.6 runs per contest, which has them at 30th in the league.
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Pirates pitchers have yielded 167 home runs and also 668 runs (27th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 482 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.66 as a team this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.20 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.41. The Pirates hold a team earned run average of 5.05 so far this season (28th in the league), and they have struck out 1,062 batters.
Pirates relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 95 times in addition to having 98 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have accumulated 52 holds for the season (26th in MLB). The Pirates relief pitchers have a save rate of 58.1% and has come into the game in 86 save situations. They have compiled 18 saves over the course of the season and have blown 13 of their 31 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 159 runners over the course of the season and 32.1% of those players earned a run for their team. The Pirates have dispatched 452 relievers to the hill for the year.
The Pirates have converted 69.0% of balls hit into play into outs in their 10,128 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 22nd in pro baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates have earned a total of 3,376 putouts this season, in addition to 1,112 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which puts them in 5th in baseball, and they have turned 914 double plays.
Wilson (5-6 career mark) has earned a FIP of 5.11 while he has gone up against 418 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 110 hits (10.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 38 free passes. His earned run average is 5.06 (53 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.569. Wilson has taken the ball for 94 frames and has earned 73 strikeouts so far in his career.
The White Sox have a SLG% of .421 and they average 5.03 runs per game (5th in MLB). They have notched 215 two-baggers, while walking 478 times as well as recording 664 runs. Chicago has accumulated 159 long balls on the season to go along with 631 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,154 occasions (13th in the league) and have notched a total of 1,104 hits. The Chicago White Sox have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .333 and a batting average of .253 for the year.
The White Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.197 in addition to having a FIP of 3.84 as a team so far this year. They come in at 5th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 972. The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 525 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 3.76 (478 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.29 (1,313 strikeouts vs 399 free passes). They have yielded 160 long balls and they concede 4.13 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB).
Chicago relievers have an inherited score percentage of 34.3% of 169 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 127 times in high leverage situations and on 109 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 129 save situations, the White Sox have 70 holds and 22 blown saves. They are ranked 18th in the league with a save rate of 60.7%, and they have dispatched 395 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this year. Chicago has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 56 save opportunities and they have tallied 34 saves.
The Chicago White Sox have twisted 82 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (26th in professional baseball). The White Sox have recorded 971 assists, 78 errors and have a total of 3,436 putouts this year. Out of their 10,308 innings on the field, the White Sox have a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (13th in baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Giolito has given up 527 base hits while he has earned 670 strikeouts in 643 innings pitched. He has allowed 304 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.196 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.77 and he has gone up against 2,666 hitters thus far in his career. Giolito (40-38 career mark) is the owner of a 4.26 ERA while allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-370) and under 8.5 runs
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