Oakland Athletics at Chicago White Sox MLB Point Spread Picks 8/9/2019
Friday, August 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Ross Detwiler
Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (65-50, 2nd in AL West) are headed to Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (51-62, 3rd in AL Central).
The Athletics have been lousy for oddsmakers, having gone 65-50-0 SU. The White Sox are covering 45.1% of the time, going 51-62-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a solid Under option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 54-60-1.
The Athletics are covering 50.9% of the time as the away team, having gone 28-27-0 straight up.
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox are covering 49.1% of the time at Guaranteed Rate Field, going 27-28-0 SU.
The White Sox have been a solid Under option for over/under baseball wagerers, 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 Mike Fiers has a 10-3 record with an earned run average of 3.46 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 91 strikeouts over his 140.1 innings pitched and he's given up 118 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.64. 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 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 961 base hits and 471 earned runs. They have allowed 134 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 363 batters and struck out 886. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
As a team Oakland is hitting .247, good for 18th in the league. The Athletics hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .254 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 105 hits this season in 414 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .507 and an OPS+ of 126. Marcus Semien is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 128 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 464 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .478. The Athletics have 970 hits, including 202 doubles and 180 home runs. Oakland has walked 396 times so far this season and they have struck out 910 times as a unit. They have left 753 men on base and have a team OPS of .765. They score 5.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 587 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 51-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.72, Ross Detwiler has a 1-2 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 28.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He's allowing 11.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.71. 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 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,007 base knocks and 538 earned runs this season. They have given up 162 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 399 hitters and struck out 889 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.89.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 .254, 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 25th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .307. He has 120 hits this year along with 81 RBI in 449 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .479 with an OPS+ of 105. Tim Anderson is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 96 hits in 306 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .487. The White Sox as a unit have 969 base hits, including 165 doubles and 124 homers. Chicago has walked 267 times this year and they have struck out on 1,077 occasions. They have had 741 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.17 runs per game and totaled 467 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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