Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 8/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-115) Cleveland (-105)
Progressive Field is the location where the Cleveland Guardians (64-55) will take on the Chicago White Sox (61-59) on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has the White Sox at -115 while the Guardians are opening at -105. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Dylan Cease and Aaron Civale.
Chicago has a slugging percentage of .386 and have struck out 940 times, while drawing a walk on 288 occasions. They have accrued 481 runs batted in and 1,079 hits this year, and their average at the plate comes in at .260. The White Sox have recorded 203 doubles as a team and have hit 102 balls out of the park. They have tallied 507 runs scored and have an OBP of .314. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are knocking in 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 19th in MLB.
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The White Sox have an earned run average of 4.01 on the campaign (19th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,079 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 409 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.90 as a unit on the campaign. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.64 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.33. White Sox pitchers have yielded 129 long balls and also 538 runs in total (22nd in baseball).
White Sox relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 99 times in addition to having 120 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 81 holds for the year (4th in the league). The White Sox bullpen have earned a save percentage of 68.5% and stepped onto the hill in 136 save situations. They have recorded 37 saves over the course of the season and have blown 17 of 54 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 140 base runners this year with 38.6% of those players crossed the plate. The White Sox have dispatched 405 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Chicago White Sox have a total of 3,213 putouts on the year, in addition to 969 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which puts them in 25th in pro baseball, and have 94 double plays. The White Sox have turned 68.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,639 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 24th in professional baseball.
Cease has pitched in 430 innings and is sitting with 529 punch outs in his MLB career. Cease (34-23 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.94 while he has faced 1,840 opposing batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.68 (176 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.300. He has conceded 365 base hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) with 195 walks.
The Cleveland Guardians have accumulated an OBP of .316 as well as a team batting average of .253 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 826 instances (30th in the league) and have tallied 1,028 base hits. Cleveland has tallied 94 home runs on the year as well as 496 runs batted in. The Guardians have a team slugging % of .387 and they are earning 4.38 runs per contest (16th in baseball). They have recorded 217 doubles, while walking 335 times and earning 521 runs.
The Guardians have a WHIP of 1.208 and have a FIP of 3.84 as a team so far this year. They rank 12th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 949. The Cleveland pitching staff have surrendered 489 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.78 (443 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.06 (997 strikeouts vs 326 bases on balls). They have surrendered 126 home runs and they surrender 4.17 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league).
With 86 save situations, the Guardians have earned 37 holds and 13 blown saves. Cleveland has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 45 save opportunities and they have come away with 32 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 112 times in high leverage situations in addition to 95 occasions with runners on. Cleveland relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 30.2% out of their 139 inherited runners. They are ranked 7th in MLB with a save percentage of 71.1%, and they have dispatched 362 relief pitchers onto the field for the year.
Out of their 9,498 innings played, the Guardians have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (15th in pro baseball). The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 93 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in professional baseball). The Guardians have racked up 1,070 assists, 68 errors and have earned 3,166 putouts this year.
In his pro baseball career, Civale has surrendered 304 base knocks and he has 280 punch outs in 320 innings pitched. Civale (21-20 career record) has earned a 4.13 ERA and has given up 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 147 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.197 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.54 and he has gone up against 1,315 batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Cleveland (-105) and under 8.5 runs
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