Chicago White Sox vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 7/1/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, July 1, 2022
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-170) San Francisco (+145)
The Chicago White Sox (35-39) are headed to Oracle Park on Friday where they will take on the San Francisco Giants (40-34). The line on this contest has the White Sox at -170 and the Giants are coming in at +145. The betting total is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb.
The White Sox have tallied 128 doubles as a unit and have knocked 61 baseballs out of the park. Chicago is slugging .381 and have been called out on strikes 568 times, while being walked on 179 occasions. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 20th in baseball. They have 291 runs batted in and 644 hits this season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .254. They have racked up 308 runs and have an OBP of .310.
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White Sox pitchers have relinquished 82 home runs and 353 total runs (22nd in the league). They have walked 273 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.99 as a team on the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.53 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.36. The White Sox hold a team ERA of 4.14 for the year (22nd in the league), and they have struck out 690 batters.
The White Sox have sent 263 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 106 base runners on the year with 38.7% of those players ended up scoring. They have earned 22 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 14 out of their 36 chances to get a save. The White Sox relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 61.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 93 save situations. The relievers have 56 holds over the course of the season (1st in the league). White Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 76 times as well as having 74 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago White Sox have a tally of 1,971 putouts this season, as well as 594 assists and 52 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .980 which ranks 28th in the majors, and they have twisted 53 double plays. The White Sox have converted 67.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 5,913 innings, which ranks them 29th in baseball.
Lynn (116-78 career record) holds a FIP of 3.60 and he has faced 6,762 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 1,455 base knocks (8.2 hits per 9 innings) with 577 walks. His earned run average is 3.51 (624 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.270. Lynn has thrown 1,599 innings and has 1,608 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
San Francisco has accounted for 90 HRs over the course of the season as well as 341 RBIs. They have put up 112 two-baggers, while walking 269 times as well as scoring 356 runs. The San Francisco Giants have accounted for a team OBP of .322 and a team batting average of .240 for the year. The Giants hold a team slugging percentage of .403 and they earn 4.88 runs per game (4th in the league). They have struck out on 635 instances (13th in the league) and have recorded 583 base hits.
The Giants have a WHIP of 1.265 and have a FIP of 3.52 as a staff so far this season. They come in at 21st in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 629. The San Francisco pitching staff have relinquished 315 runs on the year while having an ERA of 3.99 (288 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.15 (604 strikeouts against 192 free passes). They have given up 63 homers and they yield 4.37 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league).
San Francisco bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.6% of 92 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 79 times in high leverage situations and also on 63 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 69 save situations, the Giants have accrued 39 holds and 10 blown saves. They are ranked 16th in MLB holding a save rate of 63.0%, and they have sent 272 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. San Francisco has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 27 save chances and they have recorded 17 saves.
In 5,841 innings on the diamond, the Giants are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.0% (27th in baseball). The San Francisco Giants have turned 59 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (17th in the majors). The Giants have accrued 705 assists, 41 errors and have accumulated 1,947 putouts for the season.
Cobb (66-63 career record) holds a 3.94 ERA while conceding 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.77 and he has faced 4,438 batters in his pro baseball career. He has given up 462 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.273 and a FIP of 3.9. So far in his pro baseball career, Cobb has given up 1,031 hits and he has 869 strikeouts in 1,056 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (-170)
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