Colorado Rockies vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 9/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+200) Chicago (-240)
The Chicago White Sox (72-69) will try to beat the Colorado Rockies (61-80) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Rockies at +200 while the White Sox are at -240. The over/under is set at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Kyle Freeland and Dylan Cease.
Colorado is slugging .403 and have been called out on strikes 1,119 times, while drawing a walk on 401 occasions. They have tallied 606 RBI's and 1,249 hits this season, and their team batting average sits at .259. The Rockies have hit 251 two-baggers as a team and have hit 131 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 635 runs and hold an OBP of .320. As a team, the Colorado Rockies are putting up 4.5 runs per contest, which has them at 11th in the league.
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The Rockies are sitting with a team earned run average of 5.11 so far this season (30th in MLB), and they have rung up 1,005 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 475 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.48 as a squad this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.12 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.45. Rockies pitchers have relinquished 163 home runs and 770 total runs (30th in the league).
The Rockies have dispatched 437 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 190 base runners on the year with 35.3% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 37 saves this year and have blown 18 of 55 chances to save the game. The Rockies relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 67.3% and has entered the game in 111 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 56 holds on the year (26th in the league). Rockies relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 117 times in addition to having 160 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Colorado Rockies have accounted for 3,727 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,422 assists and 88 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them sitting 25th in MLB, and have accumulated 140 double plays. The Rockies have converted 67.5% of balls in play into outs in their 11,181 innings on the field, ranking them 29th in professional baseball.
Freeland has taken the mound for 807 innings and has 622 strikeouts in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.28 (384 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.400. He has given up 852 base hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has 279 walks. Freeland (48-49 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.51 and he has gone up against 3,494 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The White Sox hold a team slugging % of .392 and they score 4.35 runs per outing (16th in the league). They have notched 239 doubles, while taking a walk 351 times as well as putting up 613 runs. Chicago is sitting with 127 HRs this year as well as 582 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,092 occasions (24th in baseball) and have earned a total of 1,283 hits. The Chicago White Sox have tallied an OBP of .318 and a batting average of .262 on the campaign.
The White Sox have a WHIP of 1.294 with a FIP of 3.87 as a team on the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.68 (1,257 strikeouts vs 469 bases on balls). They sit at 15th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,157. They have surrendered 148 dingers and they allow 4.47 runs per 9 innings (19th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have yielded 624 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.95 (552 earned runs yielded).
With 150 save situations, the White Sox have earned 88 holds and also 19 blown saves. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 61 save opportunities and they have tallied 42 saves. Their relievers have come in 143 times in high leverage situations in addition to 122 occasions with base runners. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.6% of 178 inherited runners. They rank 11th in the league with a save percentage of 68.9%, and they have sent 475 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the season.
Out of their 11,313 innings on the diamond, the White Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.9% (22nd in the majors). The Chicago White Sox have gotten 107 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (29th in professional baseball). The White Sox have accrued 1,125 assists, 89 errors and have a total of 3,771 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his career, Cease has given up 374 base hits while earning 557 strikeouts in 459 innings. Cease (36-24 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 3.57 ERA while allowing 7.3 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 182 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.257 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.74 and he has gone up against 1,940 opposing batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-240) and under 7.5 runs
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