Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, 5/4/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Chicago Cubs
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Location: Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-140) Chicago (+120)
Wrigley Field is where the Chicago Cubs (9-13) will meet the Chicago White Sox (9-13) on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the White Sox at -140 and the Cubs are priced at +120. The betting total comes in at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Lucas Giolito and Kyle Hendricks.
Chicago has a slugging rate of .350 and have been called out on strikes 156 times, while being walked on 47 occasions. They have earned 67 runs batted in in addition to 156 base knocks on the season, and their team batting average comes in at .219. The White Sox have accrued 34 doubles as a team and have hit 19 baseballs out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 72 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .272. As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are recording 3.3 runs per game, which ranks them 25th in the league.
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White Sox pitchers have surrendered 15 home runs and 93 runs in total (15th in baseball). They have walked 96 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.53 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.20 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.35. The White Sox hold a team ERA of 3.71 this year (19th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 211 batters.
The White Sox have sent 86 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 44 base runners for the year with 27.3% of those players crossed home plate. They have recorded 7 saves so far this year and have missed out on 5 of their 12 save opportunities. The White Sox relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 58.3% and has entered the game in 31 save situations. The relievers have notched 19 holds so far this season (3rd in baseball). White Sox bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 28 times in addition to having 23 appearances in high leverage situations.
The White Sox have turned 67.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,746 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 26th in pro baseball. The Chicago White Sox have notched a total of 582 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 176 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .973 which is 30th in the majors, and they have turned 16 double plays.
Giolito has taken the ball for 681 innings and has 718 punch outs in his career. Giolito (42-39 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.29 while he has faced 2,826 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.16 (315 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.196. He has given up 558 hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 257 free passes.
Chicago has knocked in 17 long balls on the campaign to go along with 87 RBIs. They have 43 doubles, while getting a free base 81 times and scoring 96 runs. The Chicago Cubs have tallied a team on-base percentage of .329 as well as a batting average of .246 for the year. The Cubs hold a team slugging percentage of .382 and they are earning 4.36 runs per contest (11th in the league). They have struck out on 190 occasions (17th in baseball) and have accounted for 177 hits.
The Cubs are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.323 and have a FIP of 4.18 as a pitching staff on the year. They rank 19th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 178. The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 96 runs this year while having an ERA of 4.33 (91 earned runs given up). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.69 (194 strikeouts vs 72 free passes). They have allowed 28 long balls and they surrender 4.57 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB).
Chicago relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 24.3% of 37 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 24 times in high leverage situations and on 23 occasions with base runners. With 22 save situations, the Cubs have recorded 9 holds and 3 blown saves. They sit at 18th in the league with a save rate of 70.0%, and they have sent 74 bullpen pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. Chicago has had relievers step onto the mound in 10 save opportunities and they have walked away with 7 saves.
In 1,701 innings played, the Cubs have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.7% (25th in baseball). The Chicago Cubs have gotten 23 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (14th in pro baseball). The Cubs have recorded 197 assists, 11 errors and have earned 567 putouts during this campaign.
Hendricks (84-57 career record) has a 3.40 earned run average while giving up 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.68 and he has gone up against 5,127 opposing hitters in his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 474 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.148 and a FIP of 3.8. So far in his career, Hendricks has conceded 1,157 hits while he has tallied 1,034 strikeouts in 1,253 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take The White Sox(-140)
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