Oakland Athletics at Chicago White Sox MLB Point Spread Picks 8/11/2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Bassitt vs. Lucas Giolito
Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics (65-50, 2nd in AL West) are headed to Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Chicago White Sox (51-62, 3rd in AL Central).
The Athletics have been bad for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 65-50-0 SU. Chicago is covering 45.1% of the time, going 51-62-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a less than ideal Over bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 54-60-1.
The Athletics cover 50.9% of the time as the away team, having gone 28-27-0 straight up.
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
Chicago is covering 49.1% of the time at Guaranteed Rate Field, going 27-28-0 SU.
The White Sox have been a less than ideal Over bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 52-57-4.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/7/2019 Josh Phegley C Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/5/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
7/31/2019 Ramon Laureano CF Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
7/16/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
8/6/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/5/2019 Kelvin Herrera RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/3/2019 Carson Fulmer RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/31/2019 Yoan Moncada 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 65-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt has a 7-5 record with an earned run average of 3.80 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 101 strikeouts over his 106.2 innings pitched and he's given up 89 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 376 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 409 hitters and walked 165 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 972 base hits and 481 earned runs. They have allowed 137 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 364 batters and struck out 888. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.41.
As a team Oakland is hitting .246, good for 21st in the league. The Athletics hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 130 hits this season in 468 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .481 and an OPS+ of 127. Matt Chapman is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 64 men in 417 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .504. The Athletics have 973 hits, including 204 doubles and 180 home runs. Oakland has walked 396 times so far this season and they have struck out 918 times as a unit. They have left 756 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 5.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 588 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 51-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.44, Lucas Giolito has a 12-5 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 158 strikeouts over the 130.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 101 hits. He's allowing 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 369 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 354 batters and walked 177 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,013 base knocks and 539 earned runs this season. They have given up 162 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 403 hitters and struck out 892 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.88.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 13th in the league. The White Sox hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .323 with an OBP of .347. He has 100 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 310 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .494 with an OPS+ of 120. Jose Abreu is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .310. He has collected 123 hits in 454 at bats while driving in 83 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .482. The White Sox as a unit have 984 base hits, including 168 doubles and 125 homers. Chicago has walked 270 times this year and they have struck out on 1,086 occasions. They have had 752 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They have scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 475 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics
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