Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/11/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Sunday, September 11, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-155) Oakland (+135)
Oakland Coliseum is where the Oakland Athletics (50-89) will meet the Chicago White Sox (71-68) on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has Chicago at -155 while Oakland opens at +135. The total is set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Johnny Cueto and Cole Irvin.
The White Sox have hit 236 two-baggers as a team and have hit 126 baseballs out of the park. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .391 and have been called out on strikes 1,077 times, while taking a walk on 345 occasions. As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are putting up 4.3 runs per game, which puts them at 17th in the league. They have accrued 570 runs batted in and 1,259 hits for the year, while their average at the plate sits at .261. They have racked up 600 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .317.
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The White Sox have compiled a team ERA of 3.95 for the season (18th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,243 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.67 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.30. White Sox pitchers have yielded 146 home runs and 612 runs in total (19th in MLB). They have walked 466 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.86 as a unit over the course of the season.
The White Sox relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 68.9% and has come into the game in 150 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 175 runners this year with 38.3% of those players earned a run for their team. White Sox pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 120 times and also have had 143 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have dispatched 468 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The bullpen are sitting with 88 holds over the course of the season (6th in MLB). They have accumulated 42 saves on the campaign and have not converted 19 out of their 61 chances to save the game.
The White Sox have turned 68.9% of balls in play into outs out of their 11,160 innings on the field, which has them sitting 23rd in professional baseball. The Chicago White Sox have a tally of 3,720 putouts this year, in addition to 1,113 assists and 86 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them ranked 28th in the majors, and have a total of 107 double plays.
Cueto (142-104 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 3.85 while he has faced 9,002 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,997 base knocks (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 616 walks. His ERA is 3.41 (823 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.205. Cueto has pitched in 2,169 innings and has earned 1,795 K's so far in his MLB career.
The Athletics have a SLG% of .344 and they score 3.41 runs per contest (29th in MLB). They have 215 two-baggers, while taking a walk 365 times as well as scoring 474 runs. Oakland has accounted for 117 long balls this season as well as 447 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,181 instances (14th in the league) and have tallied 984 base knocks. The Oakland Athletics have recorded an on-base percentage of .280 as well as a batting average of .216 on the season.
The Athletics are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.325 in addition to having a FIP of 4.41 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.31 (1,024 strikeouts vs 444 walks). They are currently ranked 24th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,179. They have surrendered 164 home runs and they relinquish 4.78 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Oakland pitching staff have conceded 650 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 4.44 (604 earned runs relinquished).
Oakland relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 29.7% out of their 229 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 146 times in high leverage situations and also on 160 occasions with base runners. With 150 save situations, the Athletics have recorded 97 holds and also 22 blown saves. They are ranked 24th in MLB holding a save percentage of 56.9%, and they have sent 460 relievers to the hill on the campaign. Oakland has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 51 save opportunities and they have earned 29 saves.
The Oakland Athletics have gotten 112 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (20th in professional baseball). The Athletics have recorded 1,248 assists, 79 errors and have amassed 3,676 putouts this season. Out of their 11,028 innings played, the Athletics have a efficiency on defense of 70.1% (11th in professional baseball).
In his career, Irvin has given up 390 hits while he has accumulated 268 punch outs in 376 innings. He has given up a total of 182 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.269 and having a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.08 and he has faced 1,587 batters in his MLB career. Irvin (19-28 mark in his career) has a 4.36 earned run average while surrendering 9.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Oakland (+135) and under 7.5 runs
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