Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics MLB Picks 7/14/2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Brett Anderson
Jose Abreu and the Chicago White Sox (42-45, 3rd in AL Central) are headed to Oakland Coliseum on Sunday where they'll take on the Oakland Athletics (51-41, 2nd in AL West). The line on this contest has the White Sox priced at +194 and the Athletics are at -210. The over/under has been set at 10.
The White Sox have been a hot and cold choice for MLB wagerers, having gone 42-45-0 SU. Oakland is covering 55.4% of the time, going 51-41-0 straight up. The Athletics have been a great option for MLB wagerers as a favorite, going 31-22-0 SU. Chicago has gone 25-37-0 straight up as the underdog, so they cover 40.3% of the time.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a dicey Over bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 42-43-2.
The White Sox cover 40.5% of the time as a visitor, having gone 17-25-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland is covering 60.0% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 27-18-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a dicey Over bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 44-48-0.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
7/12/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 23
7/12/2019 Dylan Covey SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 13
7/12/2019 Welington Castillo C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 13
7/8/2019 Ryan Burr RP Elbow Out for the season
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
7/12/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
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
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 42-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 6.34 and a WHIP of 1.58 this season. He has 86 strikeouts over his 98 innings pitched and he's given up 117 hits. He's allowed 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 280 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 278 hitters and walked 139 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 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 779 base hits and 422 earned runs. They have allowed 129 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 317 batters and struck out 681. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.99.
As a team Chicago is hitting .257, good for 11th in the league. The White Sox hold a .410 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 .275 with an on-base percentage of .313. He has 96 hits this season in 349 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .516 and an OPS+ of 116. Yoan Moncada is hitting .313 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 97 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 310 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .545. The White Sox have 755 hits, including 130 doubles and 103 home runs. Chicago has walked 213 times so far this season and they have struck out 814 times as a unit. They have left 575 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 379 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 51-41 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Brett Anderson has a 9-5 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 102.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 100 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 304 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 342 batters and walked 134 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 4.03. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 770 base knocks and 377 earned runs this season. They have given up 104 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 293 hitters and struck out 727 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 4.26.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 .247, good for 17th in the league. The Athletics hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .355. He has 92 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 343 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .534 with an OPS+ of 137. Marcus Semien is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 104 hits in 381 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .454. The Athletics as a unit have 793 base hits, including 164 doubles and 148 homers. Oakland has walked 309 times this year and they have struck out on 717 occasions. They have had 606 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 472 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox +194
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