Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 10/1/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
Odds/Point Spread: White Sox (+124) Athletics (-134)
Oakland Coliseum is the site where Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics (36-24, 1st in AL West) will take on the Chicago White Sox (35-25, 2nd in AL Central) on Thursday in Game 3 of their AL Wild Card series. The White Sox open this game at +124 while the Athletics are priced at -134. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Dane Dunning and Sean Manaea.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
9/29/2020 Eloy Jimenez LF Foot Out for the season
9/27/2020 Jimmy Lambert RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2021
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
9/29/2020 Matt Chapman 3B Hip Out for the season
9/27/2020 Burch Smith RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Oct 5
9/18/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2021
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 35-25 overall record this season. Dunning has taken the hill for 34 innings and has accumulated 35 K's. His earned run average is 3.97 (15 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.118. He has given up 25 hits (6.6 hits per nine innings) and has 13 free passes. Dunning (2-0 win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.99 and he has faced 142 opposing hitters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 207 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the bullpen and they've struck out 247 hitters and walked 93 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 448 base hits and 223 earned runs. They have allowed 71 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 217 batters and struck out 523. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
As a team Chicago is hitting .261, good for 6th in the league. The White Sox hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .322 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 67 hits this season in 208 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .529 and an OPS+ of 141. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .230 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 161 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .422. The White Sox have 534 hits, including 94 doubles and 96 home runs. Chicago has walked 179 times so far this season and they have struck out 571 times as a unit. They have left 397 men on base and have a team OPS of .779. They score 5.1 runs per contest and have scored a total of 306 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 36-24 overall mark this year. In his career, Manaea has conceded 516 base knocks while accumulating 447 strikeouts in 547 frames. He has given up a total of 234 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.197 and having a FIP of 4.1. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.22 and he has gone up against 2,271 opposing hitters in his MLB career. Manaea (39-31 career record) has earned a 3.85 earned run average while surrendering 8.5 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.72 and they have given up 159 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .186 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 223 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 471 base knocks and 216 earned runs this season. They have given up 69 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 165 hitters and struck out 506 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .225, good for 25th in the league. The Athletics hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .223 with an OBP of .305. He has 47 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 211 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .374 with an OPS+ of 91. Tommy La Stella is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 55 hits in 196 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .449. The Athletics as a unit have 430 base hits, including 91 doubles and 71 homers. Oakland has walked 238 times this year and they have struck out on 524 occasions. They have had 391 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 274 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox (+124)
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