New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 5/13/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-155) Chicago (+135)
The Chicago White Sox (15-14) host the New York Yankees (22-8) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday. The line on this matchup has New York at -155 while Chicago opens at +135. The total is set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Gerrit Cole and Vince Velasquez.
The Yankees have compiled 42 doubles as a team and have knocked 40 baseballs out of the stadium. New York owns a slugging percentage of .405 and have been called out on strikes 251 times, while being walked on 106 occasions. As a team, the New York Yankees are scoring 4.5 runs per game, which is 6th in MLB. They have 128 RBI's in addition to 232 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average sits at .237. They have notched a total of 135 runs and have an OBP of .317.
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Yankees pitchers have surrendered 20 home runs in addition to 83 runs in total (2nd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 88 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.10 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.25 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.12. The Yankees are sitting with a team ERA of 2.61 so far this year (2nd in the league), and their staff has struck out 286 batters.
The Yankees have dispatched 107 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 60 runners on the campaign with 21.7% of them crossed home plate. They have accumulated 12 saves this season and have not converted 4 of their 16 chances to get a save. The Yankees relievers have recorded a save percentage of 75.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 42 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 25 holds on the campaign (5th in the league). Yankees relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 39 times as well as having 46 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Yankees have turned 71.3% of balls hit into play into outs in their 2,427 innings, which ranks them 12th in the majors. The New York Yankees have accounted for 809 putouts on the year, as well as 285 assists and 9 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .992 which puts them in 1st in professional baseball, and they have twisted 20 double plays.
Cole has taken the hill for 1,479 innings and has totaled 1,710 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Cole (119-63 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.09 and he has faced 5,982 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.19 (524 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.112. He has conceded 1,261 hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) with 384 free passes.
Chicago has a total of 26 home runs for the season as well as 96 runs batted in. They have tallied 43 doubles, while taking a walk 65 times as well as scoring 102 runs. The Chicago White Sox have recorded an OBP of .282 in addition to a team batting average of .225 for the year. The White Sox hold a team SLG% of .354 and they are scoring 3.52 runs per game (25th in the league). They have struck out on 205 occasions (29th in the league) and have recorded 215 base knocks.
The Chicago pitching staff have given up 115 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.25 (94 earned runs given up). They have given up 21 dingers and they yield 3.98 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The White Sox have a WHIP of 1.285 and have a FIP of 3.50 as a pitching staff for the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.40 (278 strikeouts against 116 walks). They sit at 6th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 218.
With 54 save situations, the White Sox have earned 35 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. Chicago has had relief pitchers take the mound in 19 save chances and they have tallied 13 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 40 times in high leverage situations and also on 37 occasions with runners on base. Chicago relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 26.9% out of their 52 inherited base runners. They sit at 18th in MLB holding a save rate of 68.4%, and they have sent 117 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
In their 2,340 innings played, the White Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (25th in the majors). The Chicago White Sox have turned 24 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .975 (29th in MLB). The White Sox have 235 assists, 26 errors and have earned a total of 780 putouts on the season.
In his MLB career, Velasquez has given up 660 base hits and he has 737 strikeouts in 673 innings. Velasquez (33-46 career record) is the owner of a 4.92 ERA and has surrendered 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 368 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.391 and a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.66 and he has gone up against 2,913 batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (-155)
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