Chicago White Sox vs San Francisco Giants Prediction, 7/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Saturday, July 2, 2022
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Bay Area
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+125) San Francisco (-145)
The San Francisco Giants (40-34) will try to defeat the Chicago White Sox (35-39) at Oracle Park on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has Chicago at +125 while San Francisco is coming in at -145. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Dylan Cease and Logan Webb.
Chicago has a slugging percentage of .379 and have been rung up 583 times, while taking a walk on 181 occasions. They have recorded 291 runs batted in in addition to 651 base knocks this season, while their team batting average is at .253. The White Sox have tallied 128 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 61 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 309 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .309. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are earning 4.2 runs per game, which is 21st in the league.
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The White Sox hold a team ERA of 4.13 on the season (22nd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 700 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 275 batters and their FIP sits at 3.97 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.55 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.35. White Sox pitchers have relinquished 83 long balls and 357 runs in total (22nd in the league).
White Sox pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 76 times in addition to having 74 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 56 holds for the season (1st in baseball). The White Sox relievers have recorded a save rate of 61.1% and has come into the game in 93 save situations. They have accumulated 22 saves on the season and have blown 14 of their 36 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 106 runners on the campaign with 38.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The White Sox have dispatched 266 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Chicago White Sox have notched a total of 1,995 putouts on the year, as well as 597 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .980 which is 28th in MLB, and they have twisted 53 double plays. The White Sox have turned 67.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 5,985 innings on the field, which has them sitting 29th in professional baseball.
Cease has taken the mound for 378 frames and has racked up 472 strikeouts so far in his career. Cease (28-21 career mark) has a FIP of 4.02 while he has faced 1,630 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.00 (168 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.333. He has given up 330 base knocks (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 174 free passes.
The Giants hold a team slugging percentage of .402 and they are earning 4.84 runs per outing (3rd in the league). They have hit 114 doubles, while taking a walk 274 times as well as scoring 358 runs. San Francisco has hit 91 home runs this season as well as 343 runs batted in. They have struck out on 642 occasions (15th in baseball) and have totaled 590 base hits. The San Francisco Giants are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .322 in addition to a batting average of .239 for the season.
The Giants have a WHIP of 1.261 in addition to having a FIP of 3.50 as a staff this year. They sit at 20th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 638. The San Francisco pitching staff have relinquished 318 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.98 (291 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.19 (613 strikeouts vs 192 free passes). They have given up 64 home runs and they surrender 4.35 runs per 9 innings (17th in baseball).
San Francisco has had relief pitchers take the mound in 27 save chances and they have earned 17 saves. They sit at 16th in baseball with a save percentage of 63.0%, and they have dispatched 274 relievers to the mound for the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 79 times in high leverage situations and on 63 occasions with runners on. San Francisco relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 32.6% of 92 inherited runners. Sitting with 69 save situations, the Giants have compiled 39 holds in addition to 10 blown saves.
The San Francisco Giants have turned 60 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (17th in pro baseball). The Giants have recorded 710 assists, 42 errors and have accumulated 1,974 putouts this season. In 5,922 innings on the diamond, the Giants have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.0% (26th in MLB).
Webb (23-12 career record) holds a 3.69 earned run average while surrendering 8.5 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.35 and he has gone up against 1,386 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 137 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.228 and a FIP of 3.2. During his career, Webb has surrendered 314 base knocks while accumulating 322 punch outs in 334 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (+125)
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