Friday, June 23, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Jharel Cotton vs. Mike Pelfrey
The Oakland Athletics visit U.S. Cellular Field on Friday, June 23, 2017 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Jharel Cotton for the Athletics and Mike Pelfrey for the White Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at -101 and Chicago at -109. The Athletics have a 40-30-2 over/under record and a 36-36-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 37-33-0 against the run line and have a 34-33-3 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 40-30-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 36-36-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 34-33-3 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 37-33-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
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)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
06/19/17 CF Leury Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/16)
06/19/17 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
05/28/17 3B Tyler Saladino Back 10-day DL (05/27)
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)
04/25/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Carlos Rodon Bicep 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 31-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jharel Cotton has a 4-7 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.43. He has 59 strikeouts over his 66.2 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.02 and they have given up 236 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 230 hitters and walked 93 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.84. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 623 base hits and 340 earned runs. They have allowed 88 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 235 batters and struck out 576. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
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As a team Oakland is hitting .240, good for 27th in the league. The Athletics hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 75 hits this season in 265 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .475 and an OPS+ of 126. Yonder Alonso is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .394. He has totaled 60 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 200 at bats. His OPS+ is 173 while his slugging percentage is at .620. The Athletics have 577 hits, including 136 doubles and 99 home runs. Oakland has walked 228 times so far this season and they have struck out 668 times as a unit. They have left 461 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 304 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 31-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.56, Mike Pelfrey has a 3-5 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 35 strikeouts over the 55.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 49 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.57 and they have given up 184 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 247 batters and walked 89 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 580 base knocks and 296 earned runs this season. They have given up 91 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 242 hitters and struck out 530 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.63.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 10th in the league. The White Sox hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Avisail Garcia comes into this matchup batting .341 with an OBP of .384. He has 89 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 261 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .552 with an OPS+ of 150. Jose Abreu is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 82 hits in 275 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .502. The White Sox as a unit have 628 base hits, including 105 doubles and 79 homers. Chicago has walked 177 times this year and they have struck out on 576 occasions. They have had 454 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 4.61 runs per game and totaled 323 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics -101
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