Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics MLB Picks 7/12/2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Mike Fiers
Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox (42-44, 3rd in AL Central) travel to Oakland Coliseum on Friday where they'll meet the Oakland Athletics (50-41, 2nd in AL West). The odds on this game have the White Sox coming in at +177 and the Athletics are at -188. The total is set at 9.5.
The White Sox have been a dicey bet for MLB wagerers, having gone 42-44-0 SU. The Athletics are covering 54.9% of the time, going 50-41-0 straight up. The Athletics have been a great bet for baseball wagerers as the favorite, going 30-22-0 SU. The White Sox are covering 41.0% of the time as the underdog, having gone 25-36-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a good Under bet for O/U bettors, having gone 42-42-2.
The White Sox are covering 41.5% of the time as the away team, having gone 17-24-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics are covering 59.1% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 26-18-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a good Under bet for O/U bettors, having gone 44-47-0.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
7/8/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
7/8/2019 Ryan Burr RP Elbow Out for the season
7/5/2019 Welington Castillo C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
7/4/2019 Dylan Covey SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 16
6/28/2019 Tim Anderson SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/7/2019 Carlos Rodon SP Elbow Out for the season
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
3/11/2019 Michael Kopech SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
7/8/2019 Jharel Cotton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
7/3/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/2/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/2/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/18/2019 Nick Hundley C Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 42-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 4-7 record with an earned run average of 5.58 and a WHIP of 1.53 this season. He has 66 strikeouts over his 100 innings pitched and he's given up 127 hits. He's allowed 11.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 277 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 277 hitters and walked 137 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 766 base hits and 417 earned runs. They have allowed 126 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 315 batters and struck out 676. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.96.
As a team Chicago is hitting .257, good for 11th in the league. The White Sox hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .316. He has 96 hits this season in 345 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .522 and an OPS+ of 118. Yoan Moncada is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 94 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 305 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .544. The White Sox have 745 hits, including 130 doubles and 103 home runs. Chicago has walked 211 times so far this season and they have struck out 808 times as a unit. They have left 565 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 378 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 50-41 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.87, Mike Fiers has a 8-3 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 70 strikeouts over the 107 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 88 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 302 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 340 batters and walked 133 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 760 base knocks and 376 earned runs this season. They have given up 104 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 291 hitters and struck out 721 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.Related: Fixed Games - Point Shaving - NBA Refs - NFL fixed Games - Matt Holt and Tony George talk about it all in this video
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 17th in the league. The Athletics hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .353. He has 90 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 339 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .534 with an OPS+ of 137. Marcus Semien is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 102 hits in 376 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .449. The Athletics as a unit have 780 base hits, including 163 doubles and 145 homers. Oakland has walked 307 times this year and they have struck out on 712 occasions. They have had 598 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 467 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox +177
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