Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 5/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-105) Boston (-115)
Fenway Park is the site where the Boston Red Sox (10-18) will go up against the Chicago White Sox (13-13) on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has the White Sox at -105 and the Red Sox are coming in at -115. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Dylan Cease and Michael Wacha.
Chicago has a slugging percentage of .358 and have been rung up 172 times, while taking a walk on 56 occasions. They have accrued 78 RBI's and 182 hits this year, while their batting average comes in at .225. The White Sox have earned 37 doubles as a team and have knocked 23 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 83 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .280. As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are putting up 3.3 runs per contest, which has them at 27th in MLB.
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The White Sox have a team earned run average of 3.50 on the season (15th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 242 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 105 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.46 as a team so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.30 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.30. White Sox pitchers have conceded 17 home runs and also 99 runs (9th in the league).
White Sox pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 31 times in addition to having 33 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have tallied 29 holds on the season (1st in the league). The White Sox bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 44 save situations. They have accumulated 10 saves on the year and have blown 5 of their 15 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 48 base runners on the season with 25.0% of those players crossed the plate. The White Sox have dispatched 100 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Chicago White Sox have earned 663 putouts this season, in addition to 202 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .975 which has them sitting 29th in professional baseball, and have 20 double plays. The White Sox have transformed 68.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 1,989 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 26th in MLB.
Cease (25-19 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.21 while facing 1,404 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 284 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has 147 free passes. His ERA is 4.22 (153 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.322. Cease has pitched in 326 innings and is sitting with 390 strikeouts during his career.
The Boston Red Sox have an on-base percentage of .280 as well as a batting average of .228 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 212 occasions (20th in MLB) and have earned 206 hits. Boston has accumulated 16 home runs over the course of the season as well as 91 runs batted in. The Red Sox have a team slugging percentage of .346 and they score 3.41 runs per contest (25th in baseball). They have hit 55 two-baggers, while walking 61 times and racking up 92 runs.
The Boston pitching staff have conceded 112 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.82 (102 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 31 dingers and they concede 4.20 runs per 9 innings (17th in baseball). The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.229 in addition to having a FIP of 4.08 as a team so far this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.55 (242 strikeouts against 95 free passes). They are sitting at 18th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 200.
Sitting with 32 save situations, the Red Sox have accumulated 19 holds and 8 blown saves. Boston has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 13 save chances and they have earned 5 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 41 times in high leverage situations and on 44 occasions with runners on. Boston relievers hold an inherited score rate of 34.4% of 64 inherited base runners. They are ranked 30th in baseball with a save percentage of 38.5%, and they have sent 110 relief pitchers onto the field for the season.
In their 2,163 innings played, the Red Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 71.7% (8th in MLB). The Boston Red Sox have turned 21 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (8th in pro baseball). The Red Sox have 204 assists, 12 errors and have accounted for 721 putouts so far this year.
Wacha (66-48 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.07 ERA while surrendering 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.67 and he has faced 4,477 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has allowed 476 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.321 and having a FIP of 4.1. During his MLB career, Wacha has conceded 1,040 base knocks while tallying 936 punch outs in 1,052 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Boston (-115)
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