Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 5/26/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-105) Chicago (-115)
The Chicago White Sox (21-21) will take on the Boston Red Sox (20-22) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has Boston at -105 while Chicago is priced at -115. The over/under comes in at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Michael Wacha and Dallas Keuchel.
As a unit, the Boston Red Sox are scoring 4.5 runs per game, which puts them at 11th in baseball. They have earned a total of 190 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .306. The Red Sox have recorded 96 doubles as a unit and have hit 39 balls out of the stadium. They have 187 runs batted in as well as 361 base knocks for the season, while their batting average is at .251. Boston is slugging .404 and have been called out on strikes 336 times, while drawing a walk on 111 occasions.
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The Red Sox are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.79 so far this year (14th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 376 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 126 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.09 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.98 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.17. Red Sox pitchers have allowed 52 home runs and also 176 runs in total (16th in baseball).
Red Sox pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 59 times and also have had 62 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 29 holds this season (8th in baseball). The Red Sox relievers have earned a save percentage of 42.1% and has entered the game in 48 save situations. They have earned 8 saves this season and have blown 11 of 19 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 83 base runners on the season with 28.9% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Red Sox have sent 166 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
The Boston Red Sox have a total of 1,100 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 333 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .987 which ranks 10th in MLB, and have 28 double plays. The Red Sox have turned 72.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,300 innings on the field, which ranks them 5th in professional baseball.
Wacha has taken the hill for 1,057 frames and has 939 punch outs so far in his career. Wacha (66-48 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.07 while facing 4,497 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.07 (478 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.322. He has surrendered 1,044 base hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has 353 free passes.
The White Sox hold a slugging percentage of .360 and they average 3.60 runs per contest (27th in the league). They have tallied 64 doubles, while getting a free base 94 times and racking up 151 runs. Chicago is sitting with 37 HRs on the year and 143 runs batted in. They have struck out on 313 instances (29th in the league) and have recorded 332 hits. The Chicago White Sox have compiled a team OBP of .290 in addition to a batting average of .235 on the campaign.
The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 186 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.94 (164 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 40 long balls and they surrender 4.46 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball). The White Sox have a WHIP of 1.341 with a FIP of 3.80 as a unit on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.44 (395 strikeouts against 162 free passes). They have a ranking of 18th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 341.
Sitting with 70 save situations, the White Sox have earned 44 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 26 save chances and they have tallied 17 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 49 times in high leverage situations in addition to 44 occasions with runners on base. Chicago relievers have an inherited score rate of 29.7% out of their 64 inherited base runners. They rank 21st in baseball with a save rate of 65.4%, and they have dispatched 160 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 33 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (25th in pro baseball). The White Sox have 337 assists, 28 errors and have accounted for 1,098 putouts this season. Out of their 3,294 innings on the field, the White Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.7% (26th in MLB).
During his pro baseball career, Keuchel has allowed 1,542 base knocks while earning 1,189 strikeouts in 1,557 innings pitched. Keuchel (101-86 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.83 ERA while giving up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 662 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.296 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.50 and he has faced 6,550 batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston (-105)
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