Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 8/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Guaranteed Rate Field is the location where the Chicago White Sox (63-61) will meet the Arizona Diamondbacks (56-67) on Sunday. The pitchers taking the mound will be Zach Davies and Dylan Cease.
As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are notching 4.3 runs per game, which is 18th in baseball. They have racked up 525 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .307. The Diamondbacks have recorded 196 doubles as a unit and have hit 133 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accrued 490 runs batted in as well as 928 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .229. Arizona owns a slugging percentage of .386 and have been called out on strikes 999 times, while taking a walk on 427 occasions.
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The Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.18 this year (22nd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 913 batters. They have walked 374 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.16 as a team for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.44 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.29. Diamondbacks pitchers have yielded 129 home runs in addition to 556 runs in total (21st in the league).
The Diamondbacks have dispatched 421 relievers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 156 runners on the campaign and 28.8% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have compiled 27 saves on the season and have blown 19 of their 46 save opportunities. The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 58.7% and has come into the game in 106 save situations. The bullpen have recorded 58 holds over the course of the season (19th in baseball). Diamondbacks pitchers have come into the game with runners on 114 times as well as having 134 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Diamondbacks have converted 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,756 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 15th in pro baseball. The Arizona Diamondbacks have a total of 3,252 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,058 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which ranks 22nd in professional baseball, and have accumulated 104 double plays.
Davies has pitched in 934 innings and is sitting with 686 K's in his MLB career. Davies (58-52 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.44 while facing 3,960 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.11 (427 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.318. He has given up 921 base hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 310 walks.
Chicago has recorded 104 HRs on the campaign as well as 495 RBIs. They have notched 212 two-baggers, while taking a walk 308 times and racking up 524 runs. The Chicago White Sox have an OBP of .316 in addition to a batting average of .260 so far this year. The White Sox hold a slugging % of .384 and they score 4.19 runs per contest (20th in MLB). They have been rung up on 969 instances (24th in baseball) and have a total of 1,128 base hits.
The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.312 and have a FIP of 3.91 as a unit over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.63 (1,114 strikeouts against 423 free passes). They are sitting at 20th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,040. They have surrendered 133 long balls and they surrender 4.49 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB). The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 556 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.97 (492 earned runs conceded).
Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 56 save opportunities and they have earned 38 saves. They are currently ranked 10th in the league with a save rate of 67.9%, and they have dispatched 424 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 130 times in high leverage situations in addition to 109 occasions with base runners. Chicago relievers have an inherited score rate of 38.6% of 153 inherited base runners. Sitting with 140 save situations, the White Sox have earned 83 holds and also 18 blown saves.
The Chicago White Sox have gotten 99 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (29th in the majors). The White Sox have accrued 1,009 assists, 78 errors and have earned a total of 3,345 putouts so far this year. Out of their 10,035 innings on the field, the White Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (23rd in baseball).
Cease (34-24 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.72 earned run average while giving up 7.6 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.69 and he has gone up against 1,861 hitters in his career. He has surrendered 180 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.298 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. Thus far in his career, Cease has given up 368 base knocks and he has 533 K's in 436 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona
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