Cleveland Guardians vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
The Chicago White Sox (76-71) will compete against the Cleveland Guardians (79-67) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday. The expected starting pitchers are Aaron Civale and Dylan Cease.
The Guardians have earned 255 doubles as a team and have knocked 113 baseballs out of the park. Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .379 and have been rung up 1,004 times, while being walked on 402 occasions. As a squad, the Cleveland Guardians are knocking in 4.2 runs per game, which has them at 22nd in the league. They have compiled 576 RBI's as well as 1,256 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average comes in at .251. They have accumulated 606 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .314.
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Guardians pitchers have given up 158 home runs and also 577 runs (8th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 408 opposing players and their FIP is 3.83 as a team over the course of the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.04 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.18. The Guardians have compiled a team ERA of 3.56 on the year (8th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,241 batters.
Guardians bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 123 times as well as having 148 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 54 holds for the season (28th in MLB). The Guardians bullpen have earned a save percentage of 72.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 117 save situations. They have compiled 43 saves so far this year and have blown 16 out of their 59 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 168 base runners this year with 29.8% of them crossed home plate. The Guardians have sent 453 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Cleveland Guardians have a total of 3,918 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,294 assists and 85 errors. Their fielding rate is at .984 which is 23rd in MLB, and have accumulated 118 double plays. The Guardians have converted 70.8% of balls in play into outs out of 11,754 innings, ranking them 7th in baseball.
Civale (21-21 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.20 and he has faced 1,361 hitters in the major leagues. He has allowed 312 base hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has 83 free passes. His earned run average is 4.13 (152 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.193. Civale has taken the mound for 331 innings and has 289 K's in his pro baseball career.
The Chicago White Sox hold an OBP of .316 and a team batting average of .261 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,146 occasions (24th in the league) and have notched a total of 1,334 hits. Chicago has compiled 137 HRs over the course of the season as well as 611 RBIs. The White Sox hold a slugging percentage of .393 and they are recording 4.37 runs per game (14th in MLB). They have tallied 250 doubles, while taking a walk 366 times as well as notching 642 runs.
The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.276 and have a FIP of 3.80 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.73 (1,321 strikeouts against 483 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 14th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,193. They have surrendered 152 long balls and they relinquish 4.40 runs per 9 innings (17th in MLB). The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 642 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.87 (564 earned runs conceded).
Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 38.3% of 183 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 154 times in high leverage situations and also on 128 occasions with base runners. With 158 save situations, the White Sox have tallied 93 holds in addition to 20 blown saves. They rank 10th in the league holding a save percentage of 68.8%, and they have sent 499 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the year. Chicago has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 64 save chances and they have come away with 44 saves.
The Chicago White Sox have gotten 109 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (29th in baseball). The White Sox have accrued 1,166 assists, 95 errors and have earned 3,941 putouts on the campaign. In their 11,823 innings played, the White Sox have a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (22nd in pro baseball).
Cease (36-25 mark in his career) has earned a 3.59 earned run average and has conceded 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.76 and he has gone up against 1,963 batters during his MLB career. He has allowed 185 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.261 and having a FIP of 3.9. So far in his pro baseball career, Cease has given up 380 hits while he has earned 565 K's in 464 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago
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