New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 8/8/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
The New York Yankees (58-54) are traveling to Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday where they will take on the Chicago White Sox (45-68). The pitchers who are expected to start will be Clarke Schmidt and Touki Toussaint.
The Yankees have accrued 147 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 155 baseballs out of the stadium. New York has a slugging % of .406 and have been called out on strikes 905 times, while taking a walk on 352 occasions. As a team, the New York Yankees are recording 4.3 runs per contest, which is 22nd in the league. They have amassed 458 runs batted in as well as 839 hits on the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .231. They are sitting with 477 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .303.
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The Yankees have an earned run average of 3.90 this season (10th in the league), and their staff has rung up 978 batters. Yankees pitchers have surrendered 136 home runs and also 471 runs in total (10th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 364 hitters and their FIP is 4.36 as a unit so far this year. New York has allowed 860 hits (7.8 per 9 innings) in addition to 429 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.69 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.24.
Yankees bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 122 times and also have had 134 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 62 holds for the season (13th in baseball). The Yankees relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 66.7% and has entered the game in 111 save situations. They have earned 32 saves for the year and have blown 16 of 48 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 179 base runners on the year and 36.3% of them ended up scoring. The Yankees have dispatched 353 relievers to the hill for the season.
The New York Yankees have accounted for 2,969 putouts on the year, in addition to 989 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which is 19th in baseball, and have 72 double plays. The Yankees have converted 71.1% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,907 innings, which has them sitting 1st in MLB.
Schmidt (12-12 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 4.16 and he has gone up against 780 batters during his time in the majors. He has given up 177 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has 63 walks. His ERA is 4.10 (82 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.333. Schmidt has taken the mound for 180 innings and has 172 K's during his pro baseball career.
Chicago has tallied 124 home runs on the campaign and 446 RBIs. They have put up 180 doubles, while getting a free base 277 times as well as putting up 459 runs. The Chicago White Sox have a team OBP of .295 and a batting average of .237 this year. The White Sox hold a team slugging % of .387 and they are earning 4.10 runs per game (26th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 993 occasions (11th in the league) and have a total of 906 base hits.
The Chicago pitching staff have given up 555 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.64 (511 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 156 homers and they give up 5.04 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The White Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.378 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.69 as a pitching staff for the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 9.50 (1,051 strikeouts vs 435 free passes). They have a ranking of 20th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 932.
Chicago has had relievers enter the contest in 42 save chances and they have come away with 19 saves. They rank 30th in the league with a save percentage of 45.2%, and they have sent 363 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign. Their relievers have come in 144 times in high leverage situations and also on 111 occasions with runners on base. Chicago relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 38.9% of 157 inherited base runners. With 97 save situations, the White Sox have compiled 54 holds and also 23 blown saves.
Out of their 8,928 innings played, the White Sox hold a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (15th in baseball). The Chicago White Sox have turned 78 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (21st in baseball). The White Sox have racked up 832 assists, 60 errors and have a tally of 2,976 putouts during this campaign.
In his pro baseball career, Toussaint has allowed 174 hits while totaling 219 strikeouts in 211 innings pitched. He has surrendered 119 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.441 and a FIP of 5.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.67 and he has faced 941 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Toussaint (11-11 career win-loss mark) has earned a 5.06 earned run average and has allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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