Cleveland Guardians vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
The Chicago White Sox (76-71) will go up against the Cleveland Guardians (80-67) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday. The expected starting pitchers will be Triston McKenzie and Lance Lynn.
Cleveland has a slugging % of .379 and have struck out 1,004 times, while being walked on 402 occasions. They have tallied 576 runs batted in in addition to 1,256 base knocks so far this season, and their average at the plate comes in at .251. The Guardians have accrued 255 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 113 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 606 runs while having a team OBP of .314. As a team, the Cleveland Guardians are scoring 4.2 runs per game, which puts them at 22nd in baseball.
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Guardians pitchers have conceded 158 home runs and 577 runs in total (8th in the league). They have walked 408 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.83 as a squad so far this year. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.04 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.18. The Guardians have a team ERA of 3.56 so far this season (8th in baseball), and they have struck out 1,241 batters.
Guardians relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 123 times in addition to having 148 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 54 holds so far this year (28th in MLB). The Guardians relief pitchers have a save percentage of 72.9% and has entered the game in 117 save situations. They have earned 43 saves on the season and have missed out on 16 out of their 59 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 168 base runners for the season and 29.8% of them crossed home plate. The Guardians have sent 453 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
The Guardians have turned 70.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 11,754 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 7th in MLB. The Cleveland Guardians have accumulated 3,918 putouts on the year, as well as 1,294 assists and 85 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which puts them in 23rd in professional baseball, and have accumulated 118 double plays.
McKenzie has pitched in 325 frames and has 345 punch outs so far in his MLB career. McKenzie (17-21 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.15 while he has gone up against 1,292 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.79 (137 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.044. He has conceded 230 hits (6.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 110 free passes.
The Chicago White Sox have a team on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a batting average of .261 this season. They have been rung up on 1,146 occasions (24th in baseball) and have 1,334 hits. Chicago has accumulated 137 home runs on the campaign to go along with 611 runs batted in. The White Sox hold a team slugging % of .393 and they are scoring 4.37 runs per contest (14th in the league). They have put up 250 two-baggers, while taking a walk 366 times and putting up 642 runs.
The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 642 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 3.87 (564 earned runs allowed). They have given up 152 dingers and they allow 4.40 runs per 9 innings (17th in MLB). The White Sox have a WHIP of 1.276 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.80 as a staff on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.73 (1,321 strikeouts against 483 walks). They are currently ranked 14th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,193.
Sitting with 158 save situations, the White Sox have amassed 93 holds and 20 blown saves. Chicago has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 64 save chances and they have tallied 44 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 154 times in high leverage situations in addition to 128 occasions with runners on. Chicago bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 38.3% out of their 183 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 10th in MLB with a save rate of 68.8%, and they have dispatched 499 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Chicago White Sox have gotten 109 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (29th in pro baseball). The White Sox have accrued 1,166 assists, 95 errors and have accumulated 3,941 putouts on the campaign. In their 11,823 innings on the field, the White Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (22nd in pro baseball).
In his career, Lynn has conceded 1,530 base hits while totaling 1,704 punch outs in 1,687 frames. Lynn (122-82 career mark) has a 3.52 earned run average and has surrendered 8.2 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 659 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.256 and a FIP of 3.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.89 and he has gone up against 7,121 hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago
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