Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Triggs vs. Miguel Gonzalez
The Oakland Athletics visit Camelback Ranch on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 to play the Chicago White Sox in a Spring Training matchup. The probable starters are Andrew Triggs for the Athletics and Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at -105 and Chicago at -115. The Athletics had a 72-84-6 over/under record and a 90-72-0 run line mark last season, meaning they covered 56% of the time. The White Sox were 83-79-0 against the run line and had a 79-76-7 over/under record. They covered the spread 51% of the time.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics were 72-84-6 against the over/under last season
The Oakland Athletics were 90-72-0 against the run line last season
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox were 79-76-7 against the over/under last season
The Chicago White Sox were 83-79-0 against the run line last season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
03/09/17 P Sonny Gray Oblique out indefinitely
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics are coming off a 69-93 record in 2016, including 35-46 on the road. Starting pitcher Andrew Triggs had a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.31 and a WHIP of 1.23. He had 55 strikeouts over his 56.1 innings pitched and he gave up 56 hits last season. He allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.2. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 4.01 and they gave up 522 base hits on the year. Teams hit .241 against the bullpen while being struck out 530 times and walking 193 times last season. As a team, Oakland allowed 9.16 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.46 batters per nine innings. They were 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Athletics pitchers collectively gave up 1,459 base hits and 718 earned runs. They allowed 185 home runs last season and they allowed 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff walked 464 batters and struck out 1,188. They walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit was 4.24.
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As a team Oakland batted .246, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .255 average away from home. The Athletics held a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which was good for 28th in baseball. They ranked 25th in baseball with 8.35 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .263 with an on-base percentage of .314. He had 89 hits last season along with 30 runs scored and 27 runs batted in. He struck out 65 times and walked 26 times. Khris Davis hit .247 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .307. He totaled 137 hits while scoring 85 runs and he drove in 102. He walked 42 times and struck out on 166 occasions. The Athletics had 1,352 hits, including 270 doubles and 169 home runs. They stole 50 bases and were thrown out stealing 23 times. Oakland walked 442 times last season and they struck out 1,145 times as a unit. They left 1,036 men on base and had a team OPS of .699. They scored 4.03 runs per contest and scored a total of 653 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago had a 45-36 home record and a 78-84 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 3.73, Miguel Gonzalez had a 5-8 record and a 1.24 WHIP last season. He had 95 strikeouts over the 135 innings he pitched during which he gave up 132 hits. He allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.71. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 3.68 and they gave up 444 base hits on the year. Teams hit .246 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 434 times and walking 222 times last season. As a team, Chicago allowed 8.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They were 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.10. The White Sox pitchers as a team surrendered 1,422 base knocks and 659 earned runs last season. They gave up 185 home runs last year and they gave up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff walked 521 hitters and struck out 1,270. They gave up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.34 while their FIP as a staff was 4.28.
As a team, they batted .257, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .261 average at home. The White Sox held a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which was good for 20th in baseball. They ranked 11th in baseball with 8.81 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this matchup after batting .296 with an OBP of .345. He had 175 hits last year along with 70 runs scored and 86 RBI. He struck out 69 times and walked on 47 occasions. Jose Abreu hit .293 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .353. He collected 183 hits while scoring 67 runs and driving in 100. He earned a walk 47 times and punched out 125 times. The White Sox as a unit had 1,428 base hits, including 277 doubles and 168 homers. They had 77 stolen bases and were thrown out 36 times. Chicago as a team walked 455 times last year and they struck out 1,285 times. They had 1,105 men left on base and had an OPS of .727. They scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 686 runs last season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics -105
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