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(53-69) Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox (57-64)
Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016
Time: 2:05 PM ET
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL
Projected Pitchers: Jesse Hahn vs Jose Quintana
MLB Moneyline Odds: White Sox -153
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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The Athletics and White Sox both showed signs of hope earlier this year, but injuries and a lack of consistency have kept both of them near the bottom of their respective divisions.
The Oakland A’s will start Jesse Hahn on the mound as he makes his first start in two weeks since coming off the DL. Hahn is just 2-4 this season with an ERA over 6.00 and Oakland’s staff has been putrid all season long having been ravaged by injuries at the same time.
The team ranks 26th in ERA, 22nd in WHIP, and the offense has been equally terrible.
With the exception of Khris Davis and Danny Valencia, Oakland’s offense has pretty much been non-existent. They’ll need to score some runs against Jose Quintana and the Chicago White Sox, but it won’t be easy.
Hahn has been shelled on the road this year with an astounding 13.17 ERA and the A’s will need all the runs they can get in order to help him out.
Chicago White Sox
As baseball season turned to June, the South Siders found themselves leading the AL Central.
Those days seem like forever ago, however, as the team is now nearly 10 games under .500. The offense has really struggled this season, ranking in the bottom-third in runs, OBP and slugging percentage.
Todd Frazier leads the team with 31 homers and 74 RBI, but the Sox have zero batters who are hitting over .300. That’s a problem.
The White Sox will turn to Jose Quintana who has pitched much better than his record indicates.
He comes in with a record of 9-9, but his 2.85 ERA ranks 5th in the American League.
He’s allowed just eight runs over his last six starts and opposing batters are hitting him for just a .212 average when he pitches at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Hahn has a 13.17 road ERA.
- Hahn has a .453 BAA on the road.
- The Athletics are 17-28 in day games.
- The White Sox are 29-27 at home.
- The White Sox are 6-4 in Quintana’s last 10 starts.
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
Despite a 9-9 record, Jose Quintana has been one of the American League’s most efficient pitchers. He ranks top-10 in both ERA and WHIP, and opposing batters are barely hitting him for a .200 average when he pitches at home.
Hahn, on the other hand, has been a disaster on the road.
He possesses a road ERA over 13.00 and he’ll make his first start after coming off the DL. The White Sox, despite a lackluster offense, should have no problem scoring runs off the struggling Hahn.
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With a historically bad Jesse Hahn taking the hill, put your money on Jose Quintana and the White Sox.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 8-4
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