St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 5/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox (26-19, 1st in AL Central) host the St. Louis Cardinals (26-20, 1st in NL Central) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday.
The Cardinals have accrued 66 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 55 balls out of the park. St. Louis has a slugging rate of .395 and have been called out on strikes 378 times, while drawing a walk on 142 occasions. As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are compiling 4.3 runs per game, which is 16th in MLB. They have amassed 186 RBI's and 352 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average is .234. They have racked up 199 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .307.
Cardinals pitchers have given up 31 home runs and also 188 runs in total (9th in MLB). They have walked 203 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.05 as a unit on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 1.82 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.31. The Cardinals have an ERA of 3.81 over the course of the season (11th in the league), and they have rung up 370 hitters.
The Cardinals have dispatched 154 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 89 base runners for the year with 46.1% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have 16 saves this season and have blown 2 of their 18 chances to get a save. The Cardinals bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 88.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 43 save situations. The relievers have tallied 24 holds over the course of the season (16th in MLB). Cardinals bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 47 times in addition to having 37 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cardinals have turned 72.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 3,636 innings on the field, which ranks them 3rd in the majors. The St. Louis Cardinals have a total of 1,212 putouts for the season, in addition to 395 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which puts them in 8th in professional baseball, and have a total of 309 double plays.
Flaherty (31-22 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.70 and he has faced 1,864 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 335 base hits (6.5 hits per nine innings) and has 157 walks. His earned run average is 3.27 (168 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.064. Flaherty has taken the mound for 462 innings and is sitting with 537 punch outs thus far in his career.
The White Sox have a slugging percentage of .406 and they earn 5.04 runs per outing (5th in baseball). They have put up 71 two-baggers, while taking a walk 179 times and scoring 227 runs. Chicago has accounted for 44 home runs this season to go along with 213 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 396 occasions (20th in the league) and have earned a total of 375 hits. The Chicago White Sox are sitting with a team OBP of .341 as well as a team batting average of .255 so far this year.
The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 163 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.33 (143 earned runs yielded). They have relinquished 43 homers and they relinquish 3.80 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball). The White Sox have a WHIP of 1.204 and have a FIP of 3.49 as a team so far this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.17 (438 strikeouts against 138 free passes). They are sitting at 9th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 327.
With 40 save situations, the White Sox have compiled 20 holds and 9 blown saves. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 18 save chances and they have earned 9 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 45 times in high leverage situations and on 47 occasions with runners on. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 29.1% out of their 79 inherited base runners. They sit at 23rd in MLB holding a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 132 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 30 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .978 (29th in baseball). The White Sox have accrued 339 assists, 34 errors and are sitting with 1,159 putouts this season. In 3,477 innings on the diamond, the White Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (19th in professional baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Giolito has given up 439 hits and he has 556 punch outs in 538 frames. He has conceded a total of 265 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.223 and a FIP of 4.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.53 and he has faced 2,256 batters in his pro baseball career. Giolito (34-33 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.43 ERA and has given up 7.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Louis
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