Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 7/30/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+155) Chicago (-180)
The Oakland Athletics (38-63) are traveling to Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday where they will take on the Chicago White Sox (49-49). The moneyline on this contest has Oakland at +155 while Chicago is at -180. The over/under is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Paul Blackburn and Johnny Cueto.
As a team, the Oakland Athletics are earning 3.4 runs per contest, which puts them at 29th in the league. They have 345 runs while holding a team OBP of .275. The Athletics have compiled 157 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 83 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accrued 321 runs batted in and 707 base knocks this year, while their batting average is .214. Oakland has a slugging % of .342 and have struck out 852 times, while drawing a walk on 250 occasions.
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The Athletics have an earned run average of 4.29 this season (23rd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 764 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.36 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.31. Athletics pitchers have relinquished 111 home runs and also 457 total runs (23rd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 324 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.26 as a unit on the campaign.
The Athletics relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 61.0% and has come into the game in 116 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 182 base runners so far this year with 28.6% of them crossed the plate. Athletics pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 119 times as well as having 111 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have dispatched 341 relievers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have tallied 73 holds on the season (1st in baseball). They have compiled 25 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 16 out of their 41 save opportunities.
The Oakland Athletics have accounted for 2,659 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 904 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .982 which ranks 25th in baseball, and have earned 83 double plays. The Athletics have turned 70.0% of baseballs in play into outs in their 7,977 innings on the diamond, ranking them 12th in baseball.
Blackburn (12-17 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.37 and he has faced 1,029 hitters in the majors. He has given up 266 base knocks (10.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 67 walks. His earned run average is 5.15 (137 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.391. Blackburn has taken the ball for 239 innings and has racked up 159 punch outs so far in his MLB career.
The White Sox have a SLG% of .384 and they earn 4.39 runs per outing (17th in baseball). They have 171 doubles, while taking a walk 236 times and racking up 430 runs. Chicago has accounted for 84 long balls over the course of the season as well as 409 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 762 instances (26th in baseball) and have 879 base hits. The Chicago White Sox have accounted for an OBP of .312 in addition to a batting average of .257 so far this season.
The Chicago pitching staff have given up 449 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 4.02 (393 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 105 home runs and they concede 4.60 runs per 9 innings (21st in baseball). The White Sox have a WHIP of 1.344 with a FIP of 3.95 as a pitching staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.51 (890 strikeouts vs 354 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 19th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 827.
Chicago bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 38.1% of 126 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 105 times in high leverage situations and also on 91 occasions with runners on. With 112 save situations, the White Sox have tallied 67 holds and also 16 blown saves. They sit at 16th in baseball with a save rate of 63.6%, and they have sent 346 bullpen pitchers to the mound this season. Chicago has called on relievers to enter the game in 44 save chances and they have come away with 28 saves.
The Chicago White Sox have gotten 78 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (27th in baseball). The White Sox have 807 assists, 64 errors and have earned a total of 2,637 putouts on the campaign. In 7,911 innings played, the White Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (26th in the majors).
Cueto (139-101 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.43 earned run average and has conceded 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.91 and he has faced 8,781 opposing hitters thus far in his career. He has given up 806 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.205 and a FIP of 3.9. During his pro baseball career, Cueto has conceded 1,943 hits and he has 1,768 strikeouts in 2,115 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-180)
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