Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 6/9/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-120) Chicago (+100)
The Los Angeles Dodgers (35-20) are en route to Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday where they will take on the Chicago White Sox (26-27). The moneyline on this contest has the Dodgers at -120 while the White Sox open at +100. The betting total comes in at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Tyler Anderson and Dylan Cease.
Los Angeles has a slugging % of .423 and have struck out 445 times, while drawing a walk on 223 occasions. They have amassed 272 runs batted in as well as 463 hits this season, and their batting average is .249. The Dodgers have accrued 108 two-baggers as a team and have hit 65 baseballs out of the park. They have a total of 290 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .332. As a unit, the Los Angeles Dodgers are scoring 5.3 runs per outing, which is 1st in the league.
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The Dodgers hold a team earned run average of 2.94 so far this year (2nd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 487 batters. They have walked 140 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.49 as a team so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.48 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.09. Dodgers pitchers have surrendered 50 home runs in addition to 181 runs in total (2nd in MLB).
The Dodgers relief pitchers have a save percentage of 71.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 57 save situations. The relievers have inherited 48 base runners on the campaign and 29.2% of those runners crossed home plate. Dodgers pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 33 times in addition to having 43 appearances in high leverage situations. The Dodgers have sent 188 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relievers have earned 35 holds for the year (9th in baseball). They have tallied 15 saves over the course of the season and have blown 6 of their 21 save opportunities.
The Dodgers have converted 71.9% of baseballs in play into outs in their 4,413 innings on the diamond, ranking them 5th in baseball. The Los Angeles Dodgers have earned 1,471 putouts thus far, in addition to 464 assists and 23 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .988 which has them ranked 4th in MLB, and they have turned 50 double plays.
Anderson (36-38 career record) holds a FIP of 4.32 and he has gone up against 2,865 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 680 base hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 193 free passes. His earned run average is 4.45 (336 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.285. Anderson has thrown 679 innings and has accumulated 595 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
Chicago is sitting with 45 home runs for the season as well as 184 RBIs. They have 84 two-baggers, while walking 121 times as well as scoring 194 runs. The Chicago White Sox have a team on-base percentage of .294 as well as a batting average of .240 this year. The White Sox have a SLG% of .362 and they have an average of 3.66 runs per contest (26th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 387 occasions (29th in MLB) and have 432 hits.
The White Sox have a WHIP of 1.389 and have a FIP of 3.96 as a staff on the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.27 (488 strikeouts against 215 bases on balls). They come in at 14th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 442. They have allowed 52 HR's and they concede 4.68 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have relinquished 246 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.03 (212 earned runs surrendered).
Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.7% out of their 82 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 58 times in high leverage situations and on 58 occasions with runners on base. With 79 save situations, the White Sox have recorded 50 holds and also 9 blown saves. They are ranked 11th in the league holding a save rate of 69.0%, and they have dispatched 203 relievers to the mound so far this year. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 29 save opportunities and they have earned 20 saves.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 44 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .981 (26th in pro baseball). The White Sox have accrued 445 assists, 36 errors and have earned 1,419 putouts so far this season. Out of their 4,257 innings played, the White Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (27th in baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Cease has surrendered 312 base hits while he has earned 432 punch outs in 355 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 167 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.348 and a FIP of 4.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.59 and he has faced 1,538 hitters in his MLB career. Cease (26-20 career win-loss mark) has a 4.23 ERA and has given up 7.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-120)
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