Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 4/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Progressive Field is the location where the Cleveland Guardians (4-5) will compete against the Chicago White Sox (6-3) on Wednesday.
Chicago has a slugging percentage of .384 and have been rung up 59 times, while drawing a walk on 19 occasions. They have amassed 36 runs batted in as well as 67 hits for the season, while their team batting average sits at .228. The White Sox have accrued 14 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 10 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 38 runs and have an on-base percentage of .276. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are notching 4.2 runs per contest, which has them at 13th in baseball.
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The White Sox have a team earned run average of 3.25 on the campaign (8th in the league), and their staff has struck out 94 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.54 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.23. White Sox pitchers have surrendered 6 long balls and also 32 runs (6th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 37 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.30 as a squad for the season.
The White Sox relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 71.4% and has entered the game in 21 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 16 runners on the season with 43.8% of those players ended up scoring. White Sox bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 10 times and also have had 13 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have sent 38 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The bullpen have recorded 14 holds this year (1st in MLB). They have recorded 5 saves over the course of the season and have blown 2 of 7 chances to save the game.
The White Sox have turned 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 726 innings on the diamond, ranking them 19th in professional baseball. The Chicago White Sox have a tally of 242 putouts on the campaign, as well as 66 assists and 7 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .978 which has them sitting 27th in pro baseball, and have earned 5 double plays.
Lambert has taken the ball for 18 innings and has racked up 13 K's so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 5.50 (11 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.500. He has surrendered 20 hits (10.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 7 free passes. Lambert (1-2 career mark) holds a FIP of 6.10 and he has gone up against 81 batters during his time in the majors.
Cleveland is sitting with 9 long balls on the season as well as 48 runs batted in. They have 17 doubles, while getting a free base 31 times and putting up 49 runs. The Cleveland Guardians have recorded a team on-base percentage of .348 in addition to a team batting average of .276 on the campaign. The Guardians have a team SLG% of .451 and they have an average of 5.44 runs per outing (2nd in MLB). They have been rung up on 72 occasions (25th in MLB) and have accounted for 88 base hits.
The Guardians have a team WHIP of 1.075 and have a FIP of 3.96 as a team on the year. They rank 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 62. The Cleveland pitching staff have surrendered 38 runs this year while having a team ERA of 3.49 (31 earned runs allowed). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.88 (69 strikeouts against 24 free passes). They have conceded 9 home runs and they surrender 4.28 runs per 9 innings (16th in MLB).
Cleveland relievers hold an inherited score rate of 28.6% out of their 14 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 14 times in high leverage situations in addition to 11 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 3 save situations, the Guardians have 2 holds in addition to 1 blown save. They sit at 28th in baseball with a save percentage of 0.0%, and they have dispatched 36 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the year. Cleveland has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 1 save chance and they have come away with 0 saves.
The Cleveland Guardians have turned 7 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (18th in the majors). The Guardians have accrued 72 assists, 5 errors and have notched a total of 240 putouts so far this season. In 720 innings played, the Guardians have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 74.2% (4th in professional baseball).
In his pro baseball career, McKenzie has given up 110 base hits while he has earned 185 strikeouts in 160 frames. McKenzie (7-11 career mark) holds a 4.49 ERA while allowing 6.2 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 80 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.116 and a FIP of 4.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.68 and he has faced 649 batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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