Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics 4/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Carson Fulmer vs. Andrew Triggs
Oakland Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Carson Fulmer for the White Sox and Andrew Triggs for the Athletics.
Chicago opens at +194 while Oakland opens at -210. The White Sox have a 6-7-0 over/under record and a 6-7-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 6-11-0 against the run line and have a 9-7-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 6-7-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 6-7-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 9-7-1 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 6-11-0 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)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 4-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carson Fulmer has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.66 and a WHIP of 1.66 this year. He has 9 strikeouts over his 9.2 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.98 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the bullpen and they've struck out 48 hitters and walked 23 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.97. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 109 base hits and 63 earned runs. They have allowed 10 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 64 batters and struck out 97. They have walked 5.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.52 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team Chicago is hitting .231, good for 21st in the league. The White Sox hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .308. He has 12 hits this season in 48 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .458 and an OPS+ of 117. Jose Abreu is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .328. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 52 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .519. The White Sox have 100 hits, including 19 doubles and 18 home runs. Chicago has walked 43 times so far this season and they have struck out 131 times as a unit. They have left 94 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 3.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 49 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 7-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.87, Andrew Triggs has a 1-0 record and a 1.21 WHIP this season. He has 17 strikeouts over the 15.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 69 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .289 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 43 batters and walked 12 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.7 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 162 base knocks and 76 earned runs this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 35 hitters and struck out 111 batters. They give up a walk 2.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.64.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 5th in the league. The Athletics hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .394. He has 20 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 63 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .619 with an OPS+ of 189. Jed Lowrie is hitting .343 this season and he has an OBP of .403. He has collected 24 hits in 70 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 175 and a slugging percentage of .557. The Athletics as a unit have 152 base hits, including 26 doubles and 23 homers. Oakland has walked 59 times this year and they have struck out on 155 occasions. They have had 122 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They have scored 4.82 runs per game and totaled 82 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics -210
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