Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 6/24/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (-110) Chicago (-110)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the location where the Chicago White Sox (32-44) will take on the Boston Red Sox (39-37) on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has Boston at -110 while Chicago is priced at -110. The total comes in at 8.5. The starting pitchers are James Paxton and Lance Lynn.
As a unit, the Boston Red Sox are scoring 5.1 runs per contest, which is 6th in the league. They have racked up 386 runs and have an on-base percentage of .335. The Red Sox have accrued 174 doubles as a team and have hit 81 balls out of the park. They have compiled 370 RBI's and 685 base knocks this year, while their team batting average is sitting at .263. Boston is slugging .431 and have been called out on strikes 599 times, while taking a walk on 255 occasions.
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The Red Sox are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.42 for the year (21st in the league), and their staff has rung up 647 hitters. Red Sox pitchers have yielded 94 long balls and 363 runs (24th in MLB). They have walked 221 batters and their FIP is 4.30 as a squad so far this season. Boston has allowed 650 hits (8.7 per 9 innings) as well as 330 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.93 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.30.
Red Sox pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 45 times as well as having 62 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have accumulated 35 holds over the course of the season (22nd in baseball). The Red Sox bullpen have earned a save percentage of 74.1% and stepped onto the hill in 62 save situations. They have recorded 20 saves so far this season and have blown 7 of their 27 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 68 runners for the year and 30.9% of them ended up scoring. The Red Sox have dispatched 229 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Red Sox have turned 68.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 6,042 innings, which ranks them 19th in professional baseball. The Boston Red Sox have accumulated 2,014 putouts this year, in addition to 664 assists and 51 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .981 which has them ranked 29th in baseball, and have 60 double plays.
Paxton has taken the mound for 793 innings and has racked up 882 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Paxton (60-34 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.30 while facing 3,286 opposing hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.58 (315 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.206. He has given up 714 hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) with 242 free passes.
The White Sox have a team SLG% of .389 and they score 4.09 runs per game (24th in MLB). They have recorded 130 doubles, while getting a free base 186 times and scoring 311 runs. Chicago has compiled 85 home runs for the season to go along with 304 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 655 occasions (14th in the league) and have 606 base knocks. The Chicago White Sox have accounted for an OBP of .292 in addition to a batting average of .234 so far this year.
The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.365 in addition to having a FIP of 4.63 as a staff over the course of the season. They come in at 16th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 619. The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 373 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.56 (341 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 9.60 (719 strikeouts against 300 free passes). They have given up 103 home runs and they relinquish 4.99 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball).
With 70 save situations, the White Sox have tallied 40 holds and 15 blown saves. Chicago has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 29 save chances and they have tallied 14 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 101 times in high leverage situations and on 76 occasions with runners on. Chicago relievers have an inherited score rate of 43.4% out of their 113 inherited base runners. They sit at 29th in baseball holding a save percentage of 48.3%, and they have sent 258 relief pitchers to the mound this year.
In 6,060 innings on the field, the White Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (12th in professional baseball). The Chicago White Sox have gotten 48 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (15th in professional baseball). The White Sox have racked up 566 assists, 36 errors and are sitting with 2,020 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Lynn has allowed 1,648 hits while earning 1,817 K's in 1,789 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 728 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.271 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.90 and he has gone up against 7,580 hitters in his career. Lynn (127-92 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.66 ERA while giving up 8.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (-110)
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