Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics 4/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez vs. Trevor Cahill
Oakland Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox and Trevor Cahill for the Athletics.
Chicago opens at +143 while Oakland opens at -153. The White Sox have a 5-7-0 over/under record and a 6-6-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 5-11-0 against the run line and have a 8-7-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 6-6-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 8-7-1 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 5-11-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
03/29/18 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Kevan Smith Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/14/18 P Liam Hendriks Groin 10-day DL (04/14)
04/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 10-day DL (04/07)
04/08/18 SS Chad Pinder Knee 10-day DL (04/07)
03/29/18 C Josh Phegley Hand 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 P Paul Blackburn Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
03/26/18 LF Renato Nunez Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 4-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 8.68 and a WHIP of 2.14 this year. He has 4 strikeouts over his 9.1 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 15.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.35 and they have given up 42 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the bullpen and they've struck out 47 hitters and walked 20 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 102 base hits and 58 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 57 batters and struck out 86. They have walked 4.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.41.
As a team Chicago is hitting .234, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 12 hits this season in 45 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .489 and an OPS+ of 131. Jose Abreu is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 48 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .479. The White Sox have 94 hits, including 19 doubles and 17 home runs. Chicago has walked 42 times so far this season and they have struck out 123 times as a unit. They have left 89 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 48 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 6-10 overall mark this year. Trevor Cahill is expected to make his season debut for the A's. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 69 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .292 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 41 batters and walked 12 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.6 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 156 base knocks and 75 earned runs this season. They have given up 25 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 34 hitters and struck out 103 batters. They give up a walk 2.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.71.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 5th in the league. The Athletics hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .403. He has 20 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 60 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .650 with an OPS+ of 200. Jed Lowrie is hitting .348 this season and he has an OBP of .403. He has collected 23 hits in 66 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 181 and a slugging percentage of .576. The Athletics as a unit have 144 base hits, including 23 doubles and 22 homers. Oakland has walked 52 times this year and they have struck out on 144 occasions. They have had 114 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 4.62 runs per game and totaled 74 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics -153
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 Josh Schonwald
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks