Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 8/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Monday, August 16, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+100) Chicago (-125)
Dallas Keuchel and the Chicago White Sox (68-49, 1st in AL Central) play the Oakland Athletics (68-49, 2nd in AL West) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday. The moneyline on this game has the Athletics coming in at +100 and the White Sox are at -125. The over/under is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Frankie Montas and Dallas Keuchel.
The Athletics have earned 199 doubles as a squad and have knocked 148 baseballs out of the park. Oakland has a slugging rate of .410 and have struck out 999 times, while being walked on 401 occasions. As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are putting up 4.6 runs/g, which ranks them 13th in the league. They have 505 RBI's in addition to 922 hits on the year, while their average at the plate comes in at .237. They have accounted for 538 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .318.
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The Athletics have a team earned run average of 3.61 over the course of the season (4th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 973 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.11 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.20. Athletics pitchers have allowed 119 home runs and also 453 total runs (4th in MLB). They have walked 313 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.82 as a squad for the year.
The Athletics relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 63.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 94 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 125 runners for the year with 35.2% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Athletics bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 90 times and also have had 100 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have dispatched 351 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have a total of 48 holds on the campaign (24th in MLB). They have compiled 29 saves for the season and have missed out on 17 out of their 46 save opportunities.
The Oakland Athletics have accounted for 3,122 putouts so far this season, as well as 940 assists and 52 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which ranks 2nd in pro baseball, and have accumulated 794 double plays. The Athletics have transformed 70.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of 9,366 innings, which has them sitting at 6th in professional baseball.
Montas has taken the hill for 392 frames and has accumulated 408 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Montas (27-22 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 3.88 while facing 1,685 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.13 (180 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.342. He has surrendered 394 base hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) with 132 free passes.
The White Sox hold a slugging % of .419 and they are scoring 4.97 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have hit 195 two-baggers, while walking 432 times and scoring 582 runs. Chicago has a total of 139 home runs so far this year to go along with 551 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,028 occasions (14th in the league) and have earned 957 base hits. The Chicago White Sox have earned an on-base percentage of .331 in addition to a team batting average of .250 on the year.
The White Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.185 and have a FIP of 3.83 as a squad for the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.36 (1,165 strikeouts vs 347 walks). They have a ranking of 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 852. They have conceded 141 homers and they yield 4.04 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 454 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.65 (410 earned runs relinquished).
Chicago has had relievers enter the contest in 50 save chances and they have walked away with 29 saves. They are currently ranked 19th in baseball holding a save percentage of 58.0%, and they have dispatched 350 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 113 times in high leverage situations and on 96 occasions with runners on base. Chicago bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 32.9% out of 152 inherited base runners. Sitting with 116 save situations, the White Sox have tallied 63 holds and also 21 blown saves.
In their 9,111 innings on the field, the White Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (10th in MLB). The Chicago White Sox have turned 72 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .982 (25th in the majors). The White Sox have recorded 846 assists, 70 errors and have 3,037 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his MLB career, Keuchel has allowed 1,436 base hits while he has earned 1,155 K's in 1,491 frames. Keuchel (97-79 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.67 earned run average while allowing 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 608 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.259 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.62 and he has gone up against 6,216 opposing hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (-125)
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