Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, 9/23/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Boston Red Sox
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+145) Boston (-175)
The Boston Red Sox (75-78) host the Chicago White Sox (58-95) at Fenway Park on Saturday. The line on this matchup has Chicago at +145 while Boston is priced at -175. The total is 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Dylan Cease and Nick Pivetta.
The White Sox have earned 254 doubles as a team and have knocked 164 balls out of the park. Chicago has a slugging rate of .388 and have struck out 1,334 times, while taking a walk on 358 occasions. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 4.1 runs/g, which is 28th in the league. They have 600 runs batted in in addition to 1,251 base knocks this season, while their batting average sits at .240. They have earned 624 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .294.
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The White Sox are sitting with a team ERA of 4.95 this year (26th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,406 hitters. White Sox pitchers have yielded 209 home runs in addition to 806 total runs (27th in MLB). They have walked 618 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.76 as a unit this year. Chicago has given up 1,308 hits (8.7 per 9 innings) and also 744 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.28 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.42.
White Sox relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 146 times and also have had 174 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have accumulated 68 holds for the year (26th in baseball). The White Sox bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 48.1% and has come into the game in 123 save situations. They have 26 saves on the campaign and have blown 28 out of their 54 save chances. The relievers have inherited 213 base runners on the year and 36.6% of them earned a run for their team. The White Sox have dispatched 489 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
The White Sox have transformed 68.3% of balls in play into outs in their 12,174 innings on the field, which ranks them 24th in baseball. The Chicago White Sox have accounted for 4,058 putouts this season, in addition to 1,154 assists and 90 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which ranks 25th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 109 double plays.
Cease (43-34 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 3.92 while he has gone up against 2,771 batters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 555 hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 292 free passes. His ERA is 3.89 (279 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.311. Cease has thrown 646 innings and has totaled 774 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Boston Red Sox have a team OBP of .327 and a team batting average of .261 this year. They have struck out on 1,283 instances (19th in MLB) and have 1,377 base knocks. Boston has knocked in 178 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 714 runs batted in. The Red Sox have a team SLG% of .431 and they are scoring 4.90 runs per contest (9th in baseball). They have hit 326 two-baggers, while walking 469 times and putting up 749 runs.
The Red Sox have a team WHIP of 1.359 and have a FIP of 4.46 as a team on the campaign. They are sitting at 26th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,361. The Boston pitching staff have yielded 748 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.61 (693 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 9.00 (1,348 strikeouts against 479 free passes). They have conceded 203 dingers and they concede 4.97 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB).
With 124 save situations, the Red Sox have 67 holds and 15 blown saves. Boston has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 56 save opportunities and they have come away with 41 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 144 times in high leverage situations and on 114 occasions with runners on. Boston relievers have an inherited score rate of 30.6% of 173 inherited base runners. They are ranked 2nd in the league with a save percentage of 73.2%, and they have dispatched 491 relievers to the mound so far this season.
The Boston Red Sox have gotten 130 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .982 (29th in MLB). The Red Sox have recorded 1,347 assists, 100 errors and have a total of 4,062 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 12,186 innings played, the Red Sox have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 67.4% (28th in MLB).
Pivetta (49-59 career mark) has earned a 4.94 ERA while giving up 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.80 and he has gone up against 3,744 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. He has given up 477 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.361 and a FIP of 4.5. During his MLB career, Pivetta has conceded 845 hits while he has totaled 950 K's in 869 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston (-175)
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