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2021 MLB Handicapping
(43-29) Chicago White Sox vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (25-45)
Date: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021
Time: 12:35 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Projected Pitchers: Dylan Cease (CHI) vs. Chase De Jong (PIT)
MLB Moneyline Odds: White Sox -141 Pirates +110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: White Sox -1.5, Pirates +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
The White Sox will head to Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates for game 2 of the series. Game 1 is Monday night at 7:05 ET.
These teams have not played yet this year.
Dylan Cease will go for the White Sox and Chase De Jong will go for the Pirates.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox have had a good season overall. However, they come into this series losers of their last 4 games.
Their record of 43-29 puts them in 1st place in the American League Central. They are only 2 games ahead of the Indians.
The last series for Chicago did not go as planned. The Astros swept them in 4 games. In that span, Houston outscored them 27-8.
In their most recent game, Dallas Keuchel only lasted 2.2 innings and gave up 7 hits.
For the most part, Dylan Cease has been solid this year. He has a 5-3 record with a 3.99 ERA. In his last start, he got rocked by the Astros. He went 3.1 innings and gave up 6 earned runs. He will look to get back on track against the Pirates.
Throughout the year, Chicago has done a great job pitching. They are ranked 5th in baseball with a 3.33 ERA. Carlos Rodon and Lance Lynn have been the 2 most consistent arms in their rotation.
The Southsiders have a very effective offense. They are scoring just under 5 runs per game, which is 8th best across baseball.
Some key hitters in their lineup are Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, and Jose Abreu.
Something that I found very interesting is that the Sox have only hit 69 home runs, which is 24th best in baseball.
The Pirates have had a disappointing season thus far. They have lost 8 out of their last 10 games.
They are last in the National League Central with a record of 25-45. The Cubs lead them by 13.5 games.
Over the weekend, the Pirates took 2 out of 3 against the Indians. In those 3 games, Pittsburgh scored 18 runs.
Despite them losing, J.T. Brubaker was very good on Sunday. The righty fired 6.2 innings and allowed 2 earned runs.
Chase De Jong has a 0-1 record with a 4.26 ERA. His last start was on June 16 against the Nationals and he went 4 innings allowing 1 run.
This team has not done a good job pitching this year. They have a 4.79 ERA which is 25th in the league.
Their offense has also really struggled this year. They rank dead last scoring only 3.50 runs per game.
Pittsburgh is last in the league with 51 homers hit.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- White Sox are 7-2 in their last 9 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- White Sox are 38-18 in their last 56 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Pirates are 16-35 in their last 51 games overall.
- Pirates are 10-23 in their last 33 games vs. the American League Central.
- Pirates are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series.
- Pirates are 2-5 in their last 7 home games.
Chicago White Sox vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
This is a game between 2 teams that are going in different directions.
The Pirates are one of the worst teams in baseball and I have little faith in betting them. I look for this series to be a good one for the Sox to bounce back after their last series.
Dylan Cease faced the best offense in baseball last time out. Wednesday he will face the worst offense. I look for him to pitch much better against this squad. De Jong will need to be on in order to keep the White Sox quiet. Even if Chicago does not crush them, I think they will do enough to get a win.
I will go with Chicago on the moneyline.
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