Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 8/12/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-155) Chicago (+130)
The Chicago White Sox (47-69) will take on the Milwaukee Brewers (62-54) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Brewers at -155 and the White Sox are sitting at +130. The over/under comes in at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Brandon Woodruff and Jesse Scholtens.
The Brewers have accrued 171 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 123 balls out of the stadium. Milwaukee is slugging .380 and have been rung up 1,038 times, while being walked on 408 occasions. As a squad, the Milwaukee Brewers are earning 4.3 runs per game, which puts them at 23rd in MLB. They have recorded 475 runs batted in and 899 base knocks this season, while their team batting average sits at .234. They have tallied 496 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .312.
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The Brewers hold a team earned run average of 4.03 on the season (12th in the league), and their staff has struck out 995 batters. Brewers pitchers have relinquished 148 long balls in addition to 496 total runs (12th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 358 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.39 as a team so far this season. Milwaukee has surrendered 904 base hits (7.9 per 9 innings) as well as 462 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.78 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.23.
Brewers pitchers have entered the game with players on base 85 times as well as having 127 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen are sitting with 71 holds this season (7th in the league). The Brewers relievers have accumulated a save rate of 66.0% and stepped onto the hill in 125 save situations. They have earned 35 saves on the year and have blown 18 out of their 53 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 120 base runners over the course of the season and 31.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Brewers have dispatched 369 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year.
The Brewers have converted 71.3% of balls in play into outs in their 9,276 innings, which has them ranked 1st in pro baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers are sitting with 3,092 putouts for the season, as well as 1,004 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .987 which has them sitting 13th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 88 double plays.
Woodruff has taken the hill for 629 innings and is sitting with 735 punch outs thus far in his career. Woodruff (42-26 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.16 while facing 2,534 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.14 (220 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.064. He has conceded 506 hits (7.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 164 walks.
Chicago has accumulated 127 home runs this season to go along with 464 runs batted in. They have recorded 188 doubles, while taking a walk 284 times as well as scoring 479 runs. The Chicago White Sox have accumulated an on-base percentage of .295 as well as a team batting average of .238 on the campaign. The White Sox hold a team slugging percentage of .387 and they tally 4.13 runs per game (25th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,030 occasions (11th in the league) and are sitting with 939 hits.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.381 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.66 as a staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 9.60 (1,095 strikeouts vs 456 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 18th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 964. They have given up 160 homers and they yield 4.97 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have relinquished 568 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 4.58 (523 earned runs conceded).
Chicago has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 45 save chances and they have tallied 22 saves. They are ranked 30th in baseball holding a save rate of 48.9%, and they have dispatched 374 bullpen pitchers to the hill this year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 149 times in high leverage situations in addition to 114 occasions with runners on. Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 37.7% out of 162 inherited runners. Sitting with 103 save situations, the White Sox have accumulated 57 holds and 23 blown saves.
In 9,252 innings on the diamond, the White Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.9% (17th in the majors). The Chicago White Sox have turned 82 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (22nd in professional baseball). The White Sox have 864 assists, 62 errors and have accounted for 3,084 putouts so far this year.
Scholtens (1-4 career record) is the owner of a 3.06 ERA while giving up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.50 and he has faced 202 hitters in his career. He has allowed a total of 17 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.220 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. So far in his MLB career, Scholtens has conceded 47 hits while tallying 35 strikeouts in 50 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+130)
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