Chicago White Sox at Atlanta Braves MLB Picks 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Dallas Keuchel
SunTrust Park is the venue where Ronald Acuna Jr and the Atlanta Braves (81-54, 1st in NL East) will take on the Chicago White Sox (60-73, 3rd in AL Central) on Saturday. The Braves open this game at -205 while the White Sox are coming in at +190. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The White Sox have been decent for bettors, having gone 60-73-0 SU. The Braves are covering 60.0% of the time, going 81-54-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a solid Over choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 60-68-5.
Chicago is covering 41.5% of the time on the road, having gone 27-38-0 straight up.
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves are covering 59.1% of the time at SunTrust Park, going 39-27-0 SU.
The Braves have been a solid Over choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 65-63-7.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/13/2019 Carson Fulmer RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/6/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/8/2019 Ryan Burr RP Elbow Out for the season
6/7/2019 Carlos Rodon SP Elbow Out for the season
3/11/2019 Michael Kopech SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
8/28/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Quadriceps Probable for Aug 30
8/27/2019 Darren O'Day RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/24/2019 Grant Dayton RP Toe Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/21/2019 Brian McCann C Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/20/2019 Austin Riley LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/19/2019 Jacob Webb RP Elbow Out for the season
8/17/2019 Ender Inciarte CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
7/27/2019 Nick Markakis RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 60-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has a 8-11 record with an earned run average of 5.08 and a WHIP of 1.44 this season. He has 138 strikeouts over his 152.1 innings pitched and he's given up 164 hits. He's allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 439 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 417 hitters and walked 207 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,191 base hits and 625 earned runs. They have allowed 196 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 467 batters and struck out 1,073. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.88.
As a team Chicago is hitting .255, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 150 hits this season in 529 at bats with 102 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .503 and an OPS+ of 115. Tim Anderson is hitting .329 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 128 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 389 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .499. The White Sox have 1,153 hits, including 206 doubles and 141 home runs. Chicago has walked 302 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,266 times as a unit. They have left 866 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 556 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 81-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.78, Dallas Keuchel has a 5-5 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 67 strikeouts over the 78.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 76 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 474 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 495 batters and walked 220 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,210 base knocks and 573 earned runs this season. They have given up 169 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 483 hitters and struck out 1,158 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.45.Related: Jay Kornegay - Westgate Superbook Football Super Contest - Over 28 Million in Winnings Paid
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 8th in the league. The Braves hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Ronald Acuna Jr comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .371. He has 158 hits this year along with 91 RBI in 548 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .524 with an OPS+ of 125. Freddie Freeman is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .391. He has collected 154 hits in 518 at bats while driving in 107 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .569. The Braves as a unit have 1,212 base hits, including 234 doubles and 212 homers. Atlanta has walked 497 times this year and they have struck out on 1,208 occasions. They have had 951 men left on base and have an OPS of .792. They have scored 5.3 runs per game and totaled 715 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox (+190)
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