Chicago White Sox vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 8/25/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-120) Baltimore (+100)
The Baltimore Orioles (64-58) will try to beat the Chicago White Sox (62-61) at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Thursday. The odds on this game have Chicago at -120 and Baltimore is at +100. The over/under is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Lance Lynn and Jordan Lyles.
As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are notching 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 20th in MLB. They have racked up 516 runs while having a team OBP of .315. The White Sox have recorded 210 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 103 baseballs out of the stadium. They have amassed 489 RBI's and 1,105 hits on the year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .259. Chicago is slugging .385 and have struck out 956 times, while taking a walk on 302 occasions.
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The White Sox hold a team ERA of 4.01 on the season (21st in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,096 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 419 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.90 as a team this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.62 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.32. White Sox pitchers have conceded 130 long balls in addition to 549 total runs (21st in the league).
The White Sox relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 69.1% and has come into the game in 137 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 151 runners so far this season and 39.1% of them ended up scoring. White Sox pitchers have come into the game with runners on 106 times as well as having 124 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have sent 417 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers are sitting with 81 holds this year (4th in MLB). They have compiled 38 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 17 of their 55 save opportunities.
The White Sox have converted 68.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,864 innings, ranking them 24th in pro baseball. The Chicago White Sox are sitting with 3,288 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 992 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which is 27th in the majors, and they have twisted 97 double plays.
Lynn has taken the hill for 1,655 innings and has totaled 1,666 punch outs thus far in his career. Lynn (118-82 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.62 while he has faced 6,995 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.56 (655 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.267. He has surrendered 1,511 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has 586 walks.
The Orioles hold a team SLG% of .393 and they have an average of 4.30 runs per contest (17th in the league). They have notched 221 two-baggers, while getting a free base 348 times and putting up 525 runs. Baltimore has compiled 126 home runs for the year as well as 496 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,055 occasions (13th in MLB) and have accounted for 980 hits. The Baltimore Orioles have recorded an on-base percentage of .306 and a team batting average of .239 for the year.
The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.291 in addition to having a FIP of 4.07 as a pitching staff for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.83 (932 strikeouts vs 329 walks). They are currently ranked 26th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 1,063. They have surrendered 135 long balls and they relinquish 4.27 runs per 9 innings (15th in MLB). The Baltimore pitching staff have conceded 512 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.91 (469 earned runs allowed).
With 116 save situations, the Orioles have tallied 67 holds and also 11 blown saves. Baltimore has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 46 save chances and they have tallied 35 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 146 times in high leverage situations and also on 164 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 29.6% of 230 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 1st in the league with a save percentage of 76.1%, and they have sent 419 relievers onto the field so far this year.
In their 9,708 innings on the field, the Orioles have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (22nd in pro baseball). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 108 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (24th in professional baseball). The Orioles have accrued 1,129 assists, 73 errors and have earned 3,236 putouts on the campaign.
During his pro baseball career, Lyles has surrendered 1,411 hits while tallying 997 strikeouts in 1,286 innings. Lyles (63-88 career mark) has a 5.14 earned run average and has conceded 9.9 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 735 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.439 and having a FIP of 4.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.27 and he has gone up against 5,659 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (-120)
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