Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 8/27/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
The Arizona Diamondbacks (56-67) are en route to Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday where they will compete against the Chicago White Sox (63-61). The pitchers taking the mound will be Merrill Kelly and Davis Martin.
As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are putting up 4.3 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 18th in baseball. They have accounted for 525 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .307. The Diamondbacks have hit 196 doubles as a team and have hit 133 baseballs out of the park. They have 490 RBI's and 928 hits on the campaign, while their batting average is at .229. Arizona has a slugging rate of .386 and have been called out on strikes 999 times, while taking a walk on 427 occasions.
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The Diamondbacks are sitting with a team ERA of 4.18 over the course of the season (22nd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 913 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.44 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.29. Diamondbacks pitchers have yielded 129 home runs in addition to 556 total runs (21st in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 374 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.16 as a squad on the year.
Diamondbacks relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 114 times in addition to having 134 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 58 holds on the year (19th in the league). The Diamondbacks relievers have accumulated a save rate of 58.7% and stepped onto the hill in 106 save situations. They have earned 27 saves on the season and have not converted 19 of their 46 save chances. The relievers have inherited 156 runners so far this season with 28.8% of them crossed home plate. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 421 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have accumulated 3,252 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,058 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them sitting 22nd in MLB, and they have twisted 104 double plays. The Diamondbacks have turned 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,756 innings on the field, which has them sitting 15th in professional baseball.
Kelly has taken the mound for 523 innings and has accounted for 445 strikeouts during his career. His ERA is 3.87 (225 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.239. He has surrendered 498 base knocks (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 150 walks. Kelly (33-32 career record) holds a FIP of 3.97 and he has gone up against 2,173 batters during his time in the majors.
The Chicago White Sox have earned an on-base percentage of .316 as well as a team batting average of .260 on the year. They have struck out on 969 instances (24th in baseball) and have notched a total of 1,128 base hits. Chicago has accumulated 104 home runs for the season to go along with 495 runs batted in. The White Sox have a team SLG% of .384 and they average 4.19 runs per game (20th in baseball). They have recorded 212 doubles, while getting a free base 308 times and notching 524 runs.
The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 556 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 3.97 (492 earned runs yielded). They have relinquished 133 dingers and they concede 4.49 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.312 in addition to having a FIP of 3.91 as a staff over the course of the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.63 (1,114 strikeouts against 423 free passes). They rank 20th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,040.
Sitting with 140 save situations, the White Sox have 83 holds and also 18 blown saves. Chicago has had relievers enter the game in 56 save chances and they have walked away with 38 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 130 times in high leverage situations in addition to 109 occasions with base runners. Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 38.6% out of 153 inherited runners. They rank 10th in MLB holding a save percentage of 67.9%, and they have dispatched 424 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 99 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .982 (29th in the majors). The White Sox have accrued 1,009 assists, 78 errors and have notched a total of 3,345 putouts for the season. In 10,035 innings played, the White Sox have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (23rd in MLB).
So far in his career, Martin has given up 33 hits while he has earned 26 K's in 36 innings. He has surrendered a total of 17 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.194 and having a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.60 and he has faced 149 batters so far in his MLB career. Martin (2-3 career record) is the owner of a 4.25 earned run average while conceding 8.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona
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