Chicago White Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 8/24/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-130) Baltimore (+110)
Oriole Park at Camden Yards is the location where the Baltimore Orioles (63-58) will attempt to defeat the Chicago White Sox (62-60) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has the White Sox at -130 and the Orioles are at +110. The total has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Lucas Giolito and Spenser Watkins.
As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are compiling 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 20th in MLB. They have 513 runs scored and hold an OBP of .314. The White Sox have earned 207 doubles as a unit and have hit 102 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 486 runs batted in in addition to 1,094 base knocks on the campaign, while their batting average is .259. Chicago is slugging .384 and have been called out on strikes 950 times, while taking a walk on 298 occasions.
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The White Sox have compiled a team ERA of 4.00 for the year (21st in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,089 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.62 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.32. White Sox pitchers have given up 129 home runs and 544 total runs (21st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 416 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.89 as a team this year.
The White Sox relievers have a save percentage of 69.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 137 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 149 base runners on the season and 38.9% of those players ended up crossing the plate. White Sox relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 104 times and also have had 124 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have sent 413 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The relief pitchers have a total of 81 holds on the year (4th in baseball). They have earned 38 saves so far this year and have blown 17 of their 55 save chances.
The Chicago White Sox have earned 3,264 putouts thus far, as well as 988 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them ranked 27th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 96 double plays. The White Sox have converted 68.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 9,792 innings, ranking them 24th in baseball.
Giolito (51-45 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.28 and he has faced 3,278 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 680 base knocks (7.8 hits per nine innings) with 295 free passes. His earned run average is 4.36 (380 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.244. Giolito has pitched in 784 innings and has tallied 828 K's so far in his pro baseball career.
The Baltimore Orioles have a team on-base percentage of .307 and a team batting average of .239 on the season. They have been rung up on 1,048 instances (13th in the league) and have earned a total of 975 hits. Baltimore is sitting with 125 HRs for the season as well as 491 RBIs. The Orioles have a team slugging percentage of .393 and they earn 4.30 runs per game (17th in MLB). They have 220 two-baggers, while taking a walk 345 times as well as earning 520 runs.
The Orioles have a WHIP of 1.288 in addition to having a FIP of 4.05 as a team on the season. They are sitting at 26th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,052. The Baltimore pitching staff have allowed 509 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.92 (466 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio is 2.85 (926 strikeouts vs 325 walks). They have allowed 134 long balls and they surrender 4.28 runs per 9 innings (17th in baseball).
Baltimore bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 29.6% of 226 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 144 times in high leverage situations in addition to 161 occasions with runners on. With 111 save situations, the Orioles have accrued 63 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. They are ranked 1st in MLB holding a save percentage of 75.6%, and they have dispatched 414 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. Baltimore has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 45 save chances and they have walked away with 34 saves.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 108 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in professional baseball). The Orioles have recorded 1,119 assists, 73 errors and have a tally of 3,209 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 9,627 innings played, the Orioles have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (23rd in professional baseball).
Watkins (6-10 record in his career) is the owner of a 5.70 ERA and has conceded 10.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.02 and he has faced 590 opposing hitters thus far in his career. He has conceded 84 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.485 and a FIP of 5.2. During his MLB career, Watkins has allowed 156 base knocks while he has accumulated 83 strikeouts in 132 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (-130)
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