Chicago White Sox at Atlanta Braves MLB Picks 9/1/2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Julio Teheran
Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves (82-54, 1st in NL East) play the Chicago White Sox (60-74, 3rd in AL Central) at SunTrust Park on Sunday, September 1, 2019. The Braves open this matchup at -150 while the White Sox are priced at +140. The O/U opens at 9.
The White Sox have been hot and cold for MLB wagerers, having gone 60-74-0 SU. Atlanta is covering 60.3% of the time, going 82-54-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been an inconsistent Under play for O/U bettors, having gone 61-68-5.
Chicago is covering 40.9% of the time as the road team, having gone 27-39-0 straight up.
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves cover 59.7% of the time at SunTrust Park, going 40-27-0 SU.
The Braves have been an inconsistent Under play for O/U bettors, having gone 66-63-7.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/30/2019 Jon Jay RF Hip Out for the season
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
8/30/2019 Francisco Cervelli C Quadriceps Probable for Aug 31
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 60-74 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito has a 14-7 record with an earned run average of 3.20 and a WHIP of 1.10 this season. He has 203 strikeouts over his 157.2 innings pitched and he's given up 119 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 444 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 419 hitters and walked 211 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,204 base hits and 633 earned runs. They have allowed 197 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 473 batters and struck out 1,075. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.90.
As a team Chicago is hitting .254, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .325 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 128 hits this season in 394 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 120. Jose Abreu is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .322. He has totaled 151 hits and he has driven in 102 men in 533 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .501. The White Sox have 1,160 hits, including 206 doubles and 142 home runs. Chicago has walked 304 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,281 times as a unit. They have left 870 men on base and have a team OPS of .707. They score 4.2 runs per contest and have scored a total of 563 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 82-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.39, Julio Teheran has a 8-8 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 141 strikeouts over the 151.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 128 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 477 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 499 batters and walked 221 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 4.27. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,217 base knocks and 579 earned runs this season. They have given up 170 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 485 hitters and struck out 1,173 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.44.Related: Jay Kornegay - Westgate Superbook Football Super Contest - Over 28 Million in Winnings Paid
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 8th in the league. The Braves hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .391. He has 156 hits this year along with 109 RBI in 523 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .570 with an OPS+ of 141. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 158 hits in 553 at bats while driving in 91 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .519. The Braves as a unit have 1,225 base hits, including 238 doubles and 213 homers. Atlanta has walked 503 times this year and they have struck out on 1,210 occasions. They have had 959 men left on base and have an OPS of .794. They have scored 5.33 runs per game and totaled 725 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox (+140)
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