Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-111) Oakland (-111)
James Kaprielian and the Oakland Athletics (74-63, 3rd in AL West) host the Chicago White Sox (79-58, 1st in AL Central) at RingCentral Coliseum on Tuesday. The White Sox open this game at -111 while the Athletics are coming in at -111. The O/U is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Michael Kopech and James Kaprielian.
Chicago has a slugging rate of .421 and have struck out 1,187 times, while drawing a walk on 495 occasions. They have recorded 651 runs batted in and 1,148 base knocks this season, and their batting average comes in at .254. The White Sox have tallied 222 doubles as a team and have hit 165 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 686 runs while having a team OBP of .333. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are recording 5.0 runs per contest, which is 6th in baseball.
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The White Sox are sitting with a team ERA of 3.80 so far this season (9th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,358 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.29 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.20. White Sox pitchers have allowed 165 home runs and also 550 total runs (7th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 413 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.83 as a squad this season.
The White Sox relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 62.7% and has entered the game in 138 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 177 runners so far this year with 33.9% of them crossed home plate. White Sox relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 114 times in addition to having 131 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have sent 416 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The relievers are sitting with 75 holds on the year (9th in the league). They have recorded 37 saves on the year and have blown 22 of 59 save opportunities.
The Chicago White Sox have 3,565 putouts on the year, as well as 1,006 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which is 26th in MLB, and have 933 double plays. The White Sox have transformed 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,695 innings on the field, ranking them 12th in pro baseball.
Kopech has pitched in 68 frames and has earned 92 punch outs thus far in his career. Kopech (5-3 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.98 while he has faced 294 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.21 (32 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.259. He has allowed 64 base knocks (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 22 walks.
Oakland has accumulated 173 home runs so far this season to go along with 583 runs batted in. They have recorded 235 two-baggers, while taking a walk 460 times and recording 620 runs. The Oakland Athletics have an on-base percentage of .315 and a batting average of .237 for the season. The Athletics have a team SLG% of .409 and they are earning 4.53 runs per contest (15th in the league). They have been rung up on 1,162 occasions (21st in the league) and have a total of 1,078 base knocks.
The Oakland pitching staff have surrendered 564 runs this season while having an ERA of 3.91 (526 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 160 HR's and they allow 4.19 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The Athletics hold a team WHIP of 1.234 in addition to having a FIP of 4.07 as a team on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 3.04 (1,126 strikeouts vs 371 free passes). They are currently ranked 16th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,125.
Oakland relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.9% out of 149 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 122 times in high leverage situations and also on 102 occasions with runners on. With 118 save situations, the Athletics have accumulated 60 holds in addition to 24 blown saves. They are ranked 22nd in the league with a save rate of 58.6%, and they have sent 421 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this year. Oakland has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 58 save opportunities and they have tallied 34 saves.
The Oakland Athletics have twisted 99 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .988 (2nd in pro baseball). The Athletics have accrued 1,099 assists, 58 errors and have 3,638 putouts this year. Out of their 10,914 innings played, the Athletics are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (7th in professional baseball).
Kaprielian (7-4 career mark) has a 4.00 ERA and has conceded 7.5 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.64 and he has gone up against 423 opposing batters thus far in his career. He has surrendered a total of 45 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.224 and a FIP of 4.8. In his career, Kaprielian has given up 85 hits while he has tallied 103 punch outs in 101 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-111)
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