St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 5/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Monday, May 24, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Kwang Hyun Kim and the St. Louis Cardinals (25-18, 1st in NL Central) travel to Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday where they'll meet the Chicago White Sox (26-16, 1st in AL Central).
St. Louis has a slugging % of .400 and have struck out 357 times, while taking a walk on 135 occasions. They have accounted for 180 runs batted in as well as 331 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate is .235. The Cardinals have accumulated 59 doubles as a team and have hit 54 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 193 runs while holding a team OBP of .310. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are notching 4.5 runs per game, which puts them at 12th in MLB.
The Cardinals have a team ERA of 3.85 on the campaign (12th in baseball), and they have struck out 345 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 1.81 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.32. Cardinals pitchers have surrendered 29 home runs and 173 total runs (12th in the league). They have walked 191 batters and their FIP sits at 4.04 as a squad this season.
The Cardinals have sent 143 relievers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 82 base runners so far this season with 43.9% of them earned a run for their team. They have 15 saves for the year and have blown 2 of 17 save opportunities. The Cardinals relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 88.2% and has come into the game in 41 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 23 holds for the season (13th in the league). Cardinals bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 43 times in addition to having 32 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cardinals have turned 71.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,384 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 6th in baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals have amassed 1,128 putouts this year, in addition to 355 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which is 8th in the majors, and have earned 286 double plays.
Kim has thrown 65 innings and has accumulated 51 K's in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 2.07 (15 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.133. He has given up 54 base hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has 20 free passes. Kim (4-1 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.37 while he has gone up against 268 batters in the majors.
The Chicago White Sox have compiled an on-base percentage of .347 as well as a team batting average of .260 so far this year. They have struck out on 368 occasions (21st in the league) and have 359 base knocks. Chicago is sitting with 41 home runs for the year as well as 208 runs batted in. The White Sox hold a team slugging percentage of .412 and they are scoring 5.29 runs per outing (2nd in MLB). They have 70 doubles, while getting a free base 170 times as well as putting up 222 runs.
The Chicago pitching staff have given up 149 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 3.28 (132 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 41 homers and they give up 3.70 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.177 and have a FIP of 3.54 as a staff over the course of the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.14 (402 strikeouts against 128 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 6th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 298.
With 40 save situations, the White Sox have compiled 20 holds and 9 blown saves. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 18 save opportunities and they have tallied 9 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 42 times in high leverage situations and also on 42 occasions with runners on base. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.8% out of their 66 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 24th in baseball holding a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have sent 122 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
In 3,258 innings on the field, the White Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (12th in MLB). The Chicago White Sox have twisted 28 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .979 (29th in baseball). The White Sox have accrued 316 assists, 30 errors and have earned 1,086 putouts so far this season.
Lynn (108-72 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.51 ERA and has given up 8.2 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.70 and he has gone up against 6,214 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. He has surrendered 573 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.282 and a FIP of 3.6. In his pro baseball career, Lynn has conceded 1,340 hits and he has 1,461 strikeouts in 1,467 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis
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