Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh (+400) Chicago (-667)
Mitch Keller and the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-83, 5th in NL Central) head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday where they'll meet the Chicago White Sox (76-56, 1st in AL Central). The moneyline on this contest has the Pirates priced at +400 and the White Sox are at -667. The over/under has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Mitch Keller and Carlos Rodon.
The Pirates have earned 202 doubles as a unit and have hit 101 baseballs out of the park. Pittsburgh has a slugging rate of .362 and have been rung up 1,069 times, while taking a walk on 407 occasions. As a unit, the Pittsburgh Pirates are earning 3.6 runs per game, which puts them at 30th in MLB. They have accumulated 445 RBI's and 1,008 hits so far this year, and their batting average is at .233. They have tallied 470 runs scored while having a team OBP of .304.
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The Pirates hold a team earned run average of 5.05 so far this year (28th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,062 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 482 opposing players and their FIP is 4.66 as a team this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.20 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.41. Pirates pitchers have conceded 167 home runs in addition to 668 runs (27th in baseball).
The Pirates bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 58.1% and stepped onto the hill in 86 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 159 runners on the season with 32.1% of those players earned a run for their team. Pirates relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 95 times and also have had 98 appearances in high leverage situations. The Pirates have dispatched 452 relievers to the hill for the season. The relievers have recorded 52 holds for the year (27th in the league). They have accumulated 18 saves so far this season and have blown 13 out of their 31 chances to get a save.
The Pirates have converted 69.0% of balls in play into outs out of 10,128 innings, which ranks them 22nd in professional baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates have accumulated 3,376 putouts this year, in addition to 1,112 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .987 which ranks 5th in MLB, and they have turned 914 double plays.
Keller has taken the hill for 141 innings and has accumulated 149 K's thus far in his career. His ERA is 6.29 (99 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.729. He has given up 173 base hits (11.0 hits per 9 innings) with 72 free passes. Keller (6-16 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.59 while he has faced 655 opposing batters in the major leagues.
The Chicago White Sox have tallied an on-base percentage of .333 in addition to a team batting average of .253 on the season. They have been rung up on 1,154 occasions (13th in MLB) and have 1,104 base hits. Chicago is sitting with 159 HRs on the season as well as 631 RBIs. The White Sox hold a team slugging % of .421 and they are recording 5.03 runs per contest (5th in baseball). They have tallied 215 two-baggers, while getting a free base 478 times as well as putting up 664 runs.
The White Sox have a WHIP of 1.197 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.84 as a squad so far this season. They come in at 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 972. The Chicago pitching staff have yielded 525 runs this season while holding an ERA of 3.76 (478 earned runs conceded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.29 (1,313 strikeouts vs 399 bases on balls). They have allowed 160 homers and they concede 4.13 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball).
With 129 save situations, the White Sox have 70 holds in addition to 22 blown saves. Chicago has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 56 save opportunities and they have walked away with 34 saves. Their relievers have come in 127 times in high leverage situations in addition to 109 occasions with runners on base. Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.3% out of their 169 inherited runners. They rank 19th in the league holding a save percentage of 60.7%, and they have sent 395 relievers to the mound this year.
In their 10,308 innings on the field, the White Sox are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.9% (13th in MLB). The Chicago White Sox have turned 82 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (26th in professional baseball). The White Sox have 971 assists, 78 errors and have a total of 3,436 putouts on the season.
Rodon (39-38 career mark) has a 3.84 earned run average while conceding 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.63 and he has faced 2,787 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 278 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.307 and a FIP of 4.0. So far in his career, Rodon has given up 589 base knocks while he has accumulated 688 strikeouts in 651 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-667) and under 8 runs
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