Seattle Mariners vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 8/23/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (-170) Chicago (+142)
The Chicago White Sox (49-76) will compete against the Seattle Mariners (70-55) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday. The moneyline on this game has Seattle at -170 and Chicago is priced at +142. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be George Kirby and Michael Kopech.
Seattle owns a slugging percentage of .413 and have been called out on strikes 1,243 times, while taking a walk on 422 occasions. They have tallied 570 RBI's and 1,027 hits so far this year, while their team batting average comes in at .242. The Mariners have accounted for 228 doubles as a team and have hit 159 balls out of the park. They have a total of 592 runs scored and hold an OBP of .321. As a unit, the Seattle Mariners are notching 4.7 runs per outing, which has them at 12th in MLB.
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Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.57 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.18. Mariners pitchers have allowed 134 long balls in addition to 508 runs in total (4th in the league). Seattle has given up 1,002 hits (8.0 per 9 innings) and 460 earned runs. The Mariners are sitting with a team ERA of 3.69 over the course of the season (2nd in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,129 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 316 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.75 as a unit over the course of the season.
Mariners pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 112 times in addition to having 140 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 77 holds for the year (6th in baseball). The Mariners relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 67.9% and has entered the game in 132 save situations. They have accumulated 36 saves this season and have blown 17 of 53 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 143 runners on the campaign with 25.9% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Mariners have sent 419 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The San Francisco Giants have notched a total of 3,365 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,068 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which has them ranked 11th in the majors, and have accumulated 99 double plays. The Mariners have turned 69.9% of balls in play into outs out of their 10,095 innings on the field, which has them sitting 8th in MLB.
Kirby has taken the mound for 280 innings and has earned 266 strikeouts in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.30 (103 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.105. He has surrendered 274 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 36 free passes. Kirby (18-13 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 3.12 while he has gone up against 1,135 batters in the majors.
The White Sox have a team slugging percentage of .386 and they are earning 4.13 runs per contest (25th in MLB). They have recorded 204 doubles, while taking a walk 304 times and scoring 516 runs. Chicago has accounted for 135 home runs so far this season and 497 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,107 instances (12th in the league) and have earned a total of 1,016 base hits. The Chicago White Sox have compiled an OBP of .295 and a batting average of .238 on the campaign.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.403 in addition to having a FIP of 4.75 as a staff on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 9.50 (1,167 strikeouts vs 503 walks). They sit at 19th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,050. They have relinquished 175 long balls and they allow 5.17 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball). The Chicago pitching staff have given up 636 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.80 (590 earned runs surrendered).
Chicago relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.6% of 170 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 158 times in high leverage situations and also on 120 occasions with base runners. With 108 save situations, the White Sox have earned 59 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. They are ranked 29th in baseball holding a save percentage of 47.9%, and they have dispatched 401 relievers onto the field so far this season. Chicago has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 48 save chances and they have converted 23 saves.
In 9,963 innings on the diamond, the White Sox have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (18th in the majors). The Chicago White Sox have turned 86 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (22nd in the majors). The White Sox have accrued 938 assists, 66 errors and have 3,321 putouts on the season.
During his MLB career, Kopech has allowed 257 base hits while totaling 340 K's in 319 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 148 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.304 and having a FIP of 5.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.14 and he has faced 1,365 batters so far in his career. Kopech (15-24 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.18 earned run average and has surrendered 7.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (+142) and under 9 runs
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