Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+100) Oakland (-125)
Sean Manaea and the Oakland Athletics (74-64, 3rd in AL West) play the Chicago White Sox (80-58, 1st in AL Central) at RingCentral Coliseum on Thursday. The White Sox open this matchup at +100 while the Athletics are priced at -125. The total is set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Reynaldo Lopez and Sean Manaea.
The White Sox have compiled 225 doubles as a unit and have smacked 165 baseballs out of the stadium. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .421 and have struck out 1,195 times, while taking a walk on 498 occasions. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are notching 5.0 runs/g, which ranks them 6th in the league. They have accrued 657 RBI's as well as 1,163 base knocks so far this year, while their average at the plate is .255. They are sitting with 692 runs and have an on-base percentage of .334.
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White Sox pitchers have allowed 165 home runs in addition to 553 runs (5th in the league). They have walked 416 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.83 as a team on the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.28 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.20. The White Sox hold a team ERA of 3.79 so far this season (9th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,363 batters.
The White Sox bullpen have recorded a save rate of 63.3% and stepped onto the hill in 141 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 178 runners this season and 34.3% of those runners crossed the plate. White Sox relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 115 times and also have had 131 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have dispatched 421 relievers to the mound this season. The bullpen have a total of 77 holds this year (8th in baseball). They have 38 saves on the campaign and have blown 22 out of their 60 save opportunities.
The Chicago White Sox have earned 3,565 putouts this year, as well as 1,006 assists and 81 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which has them ranked 26th in the majors, and they have turned 933 double plays. The White Sox have transformed 69.9% of balls in play into outs out of their 10,695 innings, ranking them 11th in the majors.
Lopez has pitched in 529 innings and has earned 454 punch outs in his MLB career. Lopez (29-35 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.77 while he has faced 2,277 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.57 (269 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.342. He has conceded 512 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 199 walks.
The Oakland Athletics have tallied a team OBP of .315 as well as a batting average of .236 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 1,167 occasions (21st in MLB) and have accounted for 1,084 base hits. Oakland is sitting with 173 long balls so far this season and 585 runs batted in. The Athletics hold a slugging percentage of .407 and they score 4.51 runs per contest (15th in the league). They have hit 236 two-baggers, while getting a free base 463 times as well as recording 623 runs.
The Athletics are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.240 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.06 as a unit so far this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.03 (1,134 strikeouts vs 374 walks). They are currently ranked 16th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,140. They have conceded 160 long balls and they relinquish 4.20 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball). The Oakland pitching staff have relinquished 570 runs on the year while having an ERA of 3.92 (532 earned runs relinquished).
Sitting with 118 save situations, the Athletics have tallied 60 holds and also 24 blown saves. Oakland has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 58 save opportunities and they have come away with 34 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 122 times in high leverage situations and also on 104 occasions with runners on base. Oakland relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.3% out of their 153 inherited runners. They sit at 21st in the league holding a save percentage of 58.6%, and they have sent 425 bullpen pitchers to the hill this season.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 99 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .988 (2nd in MLB). The Athletics have 1,099 assists, 58 errors and have amassed 3,638 putouts so far this year. Out of their 10,914 innings on the field, the Athletics have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.4% (7th in professional baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Manaea has allowed 663 base hits while he has tallied 612 K's in 697 innings. He has allowed 299 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.202 and a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.50 and he has faced 2,900 hitters so far in his MLB career. Manaea (47-40 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.86 ERA while giving up 8.6 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (+100)
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