New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 5/15/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-115) Chicago (-105)
The Chicago White Sox (15-16) will take on the New York Yankees (24-8) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday. The odds on this game have the Yankees at -115 while the White Sox are sitting at -105. The betting total is set at 8. The starting pitchers are Nestor Cortes Jr and Michael Kopech.
As a unit, the New York Yankees are putting up 5.0 runs per contest, which puts them at 3rd in MLB. They have accounted for 160 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .325. The Yankees have hit 46 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 48 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 152 runs batted in as well as 260 hits for the year, while their batting average is .246. New York owns a slugging percentage of .430 and have struck out 272 times, while drawing a walk on 117 occasions.
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The Yankees have a team ERA of 2.79 for the season (3rd in the league), and their staff has rung up 305 hitters. They have walked 93 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.12 as a team on the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.28 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.13. Yankees pitchers have yielded 22 home runs and 94 runs in total (2nd in the league).
The Yankees relievers have recorded a save percentage of 70.6% and has entered the game in 44 save situations. The relievers have inherited 61 runners on the campaign and 23.0% of them crossed home plate. Yankees relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 40 times as well as having 47 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have dispatched 112 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relievers have notched 26 holds on the campaign (3rd in the league). They have earned 12 saves for the year and have blown 5 of 17 save chances.
The New York Yankees have earned a total of 863 putouts this season, in addition to 304 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .989 which puts them in 5th in MLB, and have accumulated 21 double plays. The Yankees have turned 70.9% of baseballs in play into outs in their 2,589 innings, which has them ranked 15th in MLB.
Cortes Jr has pitched in 204 innings and has earned 225 punch outs thus far in his career. Cortes Jr (8-6 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.68 while facing 866 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.15 (94 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.304. He has given up 192 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 74 walks.
The White Sox hold a slugging percentage of .355 and they have an average of 3.65 runs per contest (23rd in MLB). They have recorded 46 two-baggers, while taking a walk 70 times as well as recording 113 runs. Chicago has a total of 28 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 105 RBIs. They have been rung up on 224 occasions (29th in the league) and have recorded 232 base hits. The Chicago White Sox have an on-base percentage of .283 and a batting average of .226 on the campaign.
The White Sox have a WHIP of 1.345 in addition to having a FIP of 3.83 as a squad so far this season. They have a ranking of 13th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 247. The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 140 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.85 (119 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.35 (299 strikeouts vs 127 free passes). They have conceded 29 dingers and they relinquish 4.53 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB).
Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 19 save chances and they have converted 13 saves. They rank 19th in baseball holding a save percentage of 68.4%, and they have dispatched 124 relief pitchers onto the field over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 42 times in high leverage situations and also on 38 occasions with runners on base. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 30.9% out of 55 inherited runners. Sitting with 54 save situations, the White Sox have accumulated 35 holds and 6 blown saves.
The Chicago White Sox have gotten 25 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .977 (29th in the majors). The White Sox have recorded 254 assists, 26 errors and have accumulated 834 putouts for the year. Out of their 2,502 innings on the field, the White Sox have a efficiency on defense of 68.0% (26th in pro baseball).
Kopech (5-4 career record) has earned a 3.04 earned run average and has given up 7.1 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.79 and he has faced 467 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 38 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.136 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.3. Thus far in his career, Kopech has surrendered 89 base hits and he has 148 punch outs in 112 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (-115)
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