Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Mike Pelfrey vs. Sonny Gray
The Chicago White Sox head to O.co Coliseum on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 to take on the Oakland Athletics. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Pelfrey for the White Sox and Sonny Gray for the Athletics.
Free $60 in Member MLB Picks No Obligation Click Here
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +167 and Oakland at -177. The White Sox have a 41-38-3 over/under mark and a 43-39-0 run line record. The Athletics are 40-43-0 against the run line and have a 45-36-2 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 41-38-3 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 43-39-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 45-36-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 40-43-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
07/03/17 DH Avisail Garcia Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Oakland Athletics
07/03/17 P David Robertson Paternity List out indefinitely
06/28/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
06/23/17 3B Tyler Saladino Back 10-day DL (05/27)
06/19/17 CF Leury Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/16)
06/19/17 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
05/26/17 P Dylan Covey Oblique 10-day DL (05/26)
05/15/17 C Geovany Soto Elbow 60-day DL (05/08)
05/04/17 P Nate Jones Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
07/03/17 3B Ryon Healy Back "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago White Sox
06/25/17 2B Chad Pinder Hamstring 10-day DL (06/24)
06/10/17 P Andrew Triggs Hip 10-day DL (06/10)
05/28/17 P Kendall Graveman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/26)
05/28/17 P Ryan Dull Knee 10-day DL (05/20)
05/28/17 P Bobby Wahl Shoulder 10-day DL (05/24)
04/17/17 SS Marcus Semien Wrist 60-day DL (04/15)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 37-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 4.13 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 41 strikeouts over his 65.1 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 230 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 295 hitters and walked 113 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 682 base hits and 346 earned runs. They have allowed 108 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 302 batters and struck out 637. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.71.
As a team Chicago is hitting .261, good for 10th in the league. The White Sox hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 96 hits this season in 327 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .511 and an OPS+ of 127. Avisail Garcia is hitting .318 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 92 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 289 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .512. The White Sox have 731 hits, including 130 doubles and 93 home runs. Chicago has walked 214 times so far this season and they have struck out 680 times as a unit. They have left 537 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 378 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 35-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.09, Sonny Gray has a 3-4 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 69 strikeouts over the 72.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 67 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have given up 279 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 267 batters and walked 106 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 727 base knocks and 389 earned runs this season. They have given up 99 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 264 hitters and struck out 652 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 28th in the league. The Athletics hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Yonder Alonso comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .375. He has 66 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 236 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .551 with an OPS+ of 150. Jed Lowrie is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 83 hits in 299 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .468. The Athletics as a unit have 664 base hits, including 151 doubles and 116 homers. Oakland has walked 280 times this year and they have struck out on 800 occasions. They have had 550 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.28 runs per game and totaled 355 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox +167
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks