Oakland Athletics at Chicago White Sox 6/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Bassitt vs. Lucas Giolito
Guaranteed Rate Field is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, June 21, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Bassitt for the Athletics and Lucas Giolito for the White Sox.
Oakland opens at -136 while Chicago opens at +126. The Athletics have a 35-33-5 over/under record and a 33-40-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 37-35-0 against the run line and have a 28-39-5 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 35-33-5 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 33-40-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 28-39-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 37-35-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
06/17/18 3B Matt Chapman Hand 10-day DL (06/15)
06/15/18 P Trevor Cahill Achilles 10-day DL (06/11)
06/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 60-day DL (04/07)
06/07/18 RF Matt Joyce Back 10-day DL (06/03)
06/06/18 P Daniel Gossett Elbow 10-day DL (06/04)
05/21/18 P Brett Anderson Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
05/17/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 10-day DL (05/18)
04/28/18 P Ryan Buchter Shoulder 10-day DL (04/26)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
06/14/18 P Nate Jones Arm 10-day DL (06/14)
05/25/18 CF Leury Garcia Knee 10-day DL (05/24)
05/23/18 C Welington Castillo Suspension 80-game Suspension (05/23)
05/21/18 LF Nicky Delmonico Hand 10-day DL (05/19)
04/26/18 RF Avisail Garcia Hamstring 10-day DL (04/24)
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (04/23)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 37-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 2.45 and a WHIP of 1.09 this year. He has 9 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have given up 236 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 247 hitters and walked 103 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 615 base hits and 295 earned runs. They have allowed 94 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 212 batters and struck out 538. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team Oakland is hitting .239, good for 21st in the league. The Athletics hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 80 hits this season in 283 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .466 and an OPS+ of 125. Marcus Semien is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .309. He has totaled 76 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 298 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .379. The Athletics have 596 hits, including 131 doubles and 93 home runs. Oakland has walked 231 times so far this season and they have struck out 650 times as a unit. They have left 483 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 320 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 24-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.19, Lucas Giolito has a 4-7 record and a 1.64 WHIP this season. He has 40 strikeouts over the 71.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 72 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 246 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 260 batters and walked 108 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 618 base knocks and 325 earned runs this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 298 hitters and struck out 530 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.62.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 20th in the league. The White Sox hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .336. He has 78 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 277 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .495 with an OPS+ of 129. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .310. He has collected 68 hits in 262 at bats while driving in 29 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .408. The White Sox as a unit have 581 base hits, including 115 doubles and 74 homers. Chicago has walked 191 times this year and they have struck out on 683 occasions. They have had 467 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They have scored 3.75 runs per game and totaled 270 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +126
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