Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+110) Oakland (-141)
Dallas Keuchel and the Chicago White Sox (79-58, 1st in AL Central) head to RingCentral Coliseum on Wednesday where they'll take on the Oakland Athletics (74-63, 3rd in AL West). The Athletics open this game at -141 while the White Sox are priced at +110. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Dallas Keuchel and Frankie Montas.
Chicago has a slugging rate of .421 and have been rung up 1,187 times, while taking a walk on 495 occasions. They have 651 runs batted in and 1,148 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is .254. The White Sox have accrued 222 doubles as a squad and have hit 165 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 686 runs and have an on-base percentage of .333. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are compiling 5.0 runs per contest, which puts them at 6th in the league.
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The White Sox hold a team earned run average of 3.80 on the campaign (9th in the league), and they have struck out 1,358 hitters. They have walked 413 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.83 as a unit on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.29 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.20. White Sox pitchers have conceded 165 home runs in addition to 550 runs (5th in baseball).
The White Sox bullpen have a save percentage of 62.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 138 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 177 runners on the season and 33.9% of those players ended up scoring. White Sox relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 114 times as well as having 131 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have sent 416 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The relief pitchers have a total of 75 holds for the season (9th in the league). They have earned 37 saves so far this year and have not converted 22 of 59 save opportunities.
The White Sox have transformed 69.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,695 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 11th in MLB. The Chicago White Sox have earned a total of 3,565 putouts on the year, as well as 1,006 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which has them sitting 26th in professional baseball, and have earned 933 double plays.
Keuchel has taken the mound for 1,505 frames and has earned 1,162 K's during his MLB career. Keuchel (98-81 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.91 while he has gone up against 6,292 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.74 (626 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.270. He has given up 1,464 hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 448 walks.
Oakland has 173 long balls this season as well as 583 RBIs. They have hit 235 doubles, while walking 460 times and notching 620 runs. The Oakland Athletics have a team OBP of .315 in addition to a batting average of .237 over the course of the season. The Athletics have a slugging percentage of .409 and they average 4.53 runs per game (15th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 1,162 instances (21st in MLB) and have tallied 1,078 hits.
The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.234 and have a FIP of 4.07 as a squad this year. They are sitting at 15th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,125. The Oakland pitching staff have allowed 564 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 3.91 (526 earned runs yielded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.04 (1,126 strikeouts vs 371 free passes). They have surrendered 160 HR's and they yield 4.19 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league).
Oakland relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.9% out of their 149 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 122 times in high leverage situations and on 102 occasions with base runners. With 118 save situations, the Athletics have amassed 60 holds in addition to 24 blown saves. They are ranked 22nd in baseball with a save rate of 58.6%, and they have dispatched 421 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year. Oakland has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 58 save chances and they have recorded 34 saves.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 99 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .988 (2nd in professional baseball). The Athletics have 1,099 assists, 58 errors and have notched a total of 3,638 putouts on the season. Out of their 10,914 innings played, the Athletics are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (7th in baseball).
In his career, Montas has allowed 411 hits while totaling 436 K's in 417 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 186 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.322 and a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.09 and he has faced 1,784 hitters so far in his MLB career. Montas (29-23 career win-loss record) holds a 4.01 earned run average while allowing 8.9 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oakland (-141) and under 8.5 runs
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