Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Oakland Coliseum is where the Oakland Athletics (50-86) will compete against the Chicago White Sox (68-68) on Thursday. The pitchers taking the mound will be Dylan Cease and JP Sears.
Chicago has a slugging rate of .387 and have been called out on strikes 1,050 times, while taking a walk on 338 occasions. They have amassed 543 runs batted in in addition to 1,223 hits for the year, while their team batting average comes in at .260. The White Sox have recorded 228 doubles as a squad and have hit 119 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 572 runs scored and hold an OBP of .316. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are recording 4.2 runs/g, which puts them at 20th in the league.
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The White Sox hold a team ERA of 3.95 so far this year (18th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,208 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.65 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.30. White Sox pitchers have conceded 144 home runs and also 601 runs (19th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 455 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.89 as a unit on the campaign.
The White Sox have sent 457 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 170 base runners over the course of the season and 38.8% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have 40 saves for the year and have blown 18 of 58 save opportunities. The White Sox relief pitchers have a save percentage of 69.0% and has entered the game in 145 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 86 holds this year (5th in the league). White Sox relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 117 times in addition to having 139 appearances in high leverage situations.
The White Sox have turned 68.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,917 innings, which has them sitting at 23rd in baseball. The Chicago White Sox have earned 3,639 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,092 assists and 85 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which is 29th in MLB, and they have twisted 105 double plays.
Cease (35-24 record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.94 and he has faced 1,917 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 371 hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 201 free passes. His earned run average is 3.62 (182 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.263. Cease has taken the hill for 453 innings and is sitting with 548 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
Oakland has a total of 116 home runs this year as well as 439 runs batted in. They have hit 210 doubles, while getting a free base 356 times as well as scoring 466 runs. The Oakland Athletics have accumulated a team OBP of .281 and a team batting average of .217 for the year. The Athletics hold a slugging % of .346 and they are earning 3.43 runs per game (29th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,142 instances (15th in baseball) and have tallied 969 hits.
The Oakland pitching staff have relinquished 624 runs this season while having a team ERA of 4.34 (578 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 156 homers and they surrender 4.69 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball). The Athletics are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.319 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.36 as a unit so far this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.29 (1,004 strikeouts against 439 walks). They are currently ranked 21st in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,141.
Oakland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.3% out of 225 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 146 times in high leverage situations and on 156 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 147 save situations, the Athletics have 95 holds in addition to 21 blown saves. They are ranked 22nd in MLB holding a save rate of 58.0%, and they have dispatched 450 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the campaign. Oakland has had relief pitchers take the mound in 50 save chances and they have walked away with 29 saves.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 110 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (21st in pro baseball). The Athletics have racked up 1,222 assists, 77 errors and are sitting with 3,595 putouts over the course of the season. In 10,785 innings played, the Athletics have a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (10th in pro baseball).
Thus far in his career, Sears has given up 41 hits while accumulating 31 strikeouts in 49 frames. He has surrendered a total of 13 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.115 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.21 and he has faced 192 batters thus far in his career. Sears (5-1 career mark) has earned a 2.37 ERA while surrendering 7.5 hits per 9 innings.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland
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