Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 4/18/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Monday, April 18, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-105) Cleveland (-110)
The Cleveland Guardians (4-5) are hosting the Chicago White Sox (6-3) at Progressive Field on Monday. The odds on this game have Chicago at -105 and Cleveland is sitting at -110. The over/under has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Dallas Keuchel and Shane Bieber.
Chicago has a slugging percentage of .404 and have struck out 50 times, while drawing a walk on 14 occasions. They have amassed 34 RBI's and 64 hits this year, and their team batting average sits at .242. The White Sox have accrued 14 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 9 balls out of the park. They have racked up 35 runs scored while having a team OBP of .279. As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are knocking in 4.4 runs per outing, which is 11th in baseball.
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The White Sox have compiled a team earned run average of 2.65 so far this year (5th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 86 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.69 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.15. White Sox pitchers have surrendered 6 home runs and 23 total runs (2nd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 32 opposing players and their FIP is 3.26 as a team this year.
White Sox relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 8 times in addition to having 13 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen are sitting with 14 holds for the year (1st in MLB). The White Sox bullpen have earned a save percentage of 71.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 21 save situations. They have 5 saves so far this year and have blown 2 of their 7 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 14 base runners on the season and 42.9% of them crossed home plate. The White Sox have dispatched 34 relievers to the mound this year.
The White Sox have converted 72.4% of balls in play into outs out of 645 innings on the diamond, ranking them 9th in baseball. The Chicago White Sox are sitting with 215 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 56 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which ranks 17th in MLB, and they have turned 4 double plays.
Keuchel has thrown 1,532 innings and is sitting with 1,178 K's thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.78 (643 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.282. He has given up 1,506 hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 458 free passes. Keuchel (100-82 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.92 while going up against 6,422 hitters in the majors.
The Guardians hold a team SLG% of .472 and they are scoring 6.00 runs per contest (1st in MLB). They have put up 16 doubles, while getting a free base 28 times and putting up 48 runs. Cleveland has a total of 9 long balls so far this year to go along with 47 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 66 occasions (22nd in MLB) and have totaled 81 base hits. The Cleveland Guardians have tallied a team OBP of .354 and a batting average of .281 so far this year.
The Guardians are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.028 in addition to having a FIP of 3.84 as a pitching staff on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.73 (60 strikeouts vs 22 free passes). They have a ranking of 3rd in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 51. They have given up 7 homers and they concede 3.80 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball). The Cleveland pitching staff have surrendered 30 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.04 (24 earned runs allowed).
Cleveland has had relievers step onto the hill in 1 save chance and they have earned 0 saves. They rank 28th in the league with a save percentage of 0.0%, and they have sent 32 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 14 times in high leverage situations in addition to 11 occasions with runners on base. Cleveland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 28.6% out of 14 inherited base runners. With 3 save situations, the Guardians have accumulated 2 holds and also 1 blown save.
In 639 innings on the diamond, the Guardians have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 75.7% (2nd in baseball). The Cleveland Guardians have turned 6 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (16th in pro baseball). The Guardians have recorded 63 assists, 4 errors and have accounted for 213 putouts on the season.
In his MLB career, Bieber has conceded 450 hits while he has tallied 642 punch outs in 513 innings. Bieber (41-18 mark in his career) has a 3.28 earned run average while conceding 7.9 hits per nine innings. He has given up 187 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.109 and a FIP of 3.0. His K/BB ratio is 5.39 and he has gone up against 2,083 batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Cleveland (-110) and under 8 runs
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