Wednesday, September 16, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Jesse Chavez (7-15) vs. Erik Johnson (1-0)
The Oakland Athletics head to U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday to take on the Chicago White Sox. Jesse Chavez is the probable starter for the Athletics and he'll face Erik Johnson of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +108 and Chicago at -118. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Athletics, with a 68-76 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 74-61 over/under record. The White Sox are 69-73 against the run line and have a 69-68 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
The Athletics show up with a 61-83 record, including 28-41 on the road. Jesse Chavez has a 7-15 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.18 and a 1.35 WHIP. In his starts, the Athletics are 8-18 over his 157 innings pitched this season while giving up 164 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Athletics are 13-12 in his starts. He is getting 4.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 419 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 4.54. Opposing teams are hitting .246 against the Athletics bullpen while walking 149 times and striking out 414 times. Oakland is averaging 7.56 strikeouts per game while getting 8.48 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 13th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.91.
As a team, Oakland is batting .251, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .244 average away from home. The Athletics on-base percentage sits at .310, which puts them at 22nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .391. Billy Burns leads the team in hits with 138 while the team ranks 11th in baseball with 8.67 hits per game.
Chicago is 36-36 at home while holding a 68-74 overall record on the season. Erik Johnson has a record of 1-0 while sporting an earned run average of 3.27 on the year with a 1.27 WHIP. In his starts, the White Sox are 1-1 and he has allowed 9 hits over 11 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the White Sox are 1-0 when he starts. He is getting 4.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 372 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.42. Opposing teams are hitting .248 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 151 times and striking out 374 times. Chicago is averaging 8.5 strikeouts per game while getting 8.93 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .246 average at home. The White Sox on-base percentage sits at .308, which puts them at 25th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .384. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 157 while the team ranks 10th in baseball with 8.7 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Athletics have a fielding percentage of .980 with 110 total errors, 1,452 assists and 3,854 put outs. The White Sox have committed 89 errors on the season with 1,422 assists and 3,831 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .983 on the year.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 74-61 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 68-76 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 69-68 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 69-73 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/15/15 CF Billy Burns Hamstring is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs. Chicago White Sox
09/07/15 C Stephen Vogt Groin out indefinitely
09/03/15 P Evan Scribner Shoulder out for season
09/02/15 P Chris Bassitt Shoulder out indefinitely
09/02/15 P A.J. Griffin Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/1)
08/25/15 P Kendall Graveman Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/19/15 1B Ike Davis Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/18)
07/11/15 P Jesse Hahn Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
Chicago White Sox
09/15/15 RF Trayce Thompson Elbow injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Oakland Athletics
07/08/15 P Javy Guerra Suspension expected to miss 50 games
04/06/15 SS Justin Sellers Heel Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics
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