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2018 MLB Season
(4-9) Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics (7-10)
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 3:35 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland California
Projected Pitchers: Carson Fulmer vs. Andrew Triggs
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -210 | White Sox +194
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Fulmer had an inefficient start against the Tampa Bay Rays only making it 4.2 innings giving up three earned off of five hits while striking out four and walking six. Command continues to plague this young pitcher, while he owns a BB:K ratio of 7:9.
He has done well producing swing-and-misses (8.38 K/9) and keeping the ball in the park (0.00 HR/9), but his control continues to plague him as he owns a 6.52 BB/9, which is more than his career average of 5.44 BB/9. When you own an unlucky .333 BABIP to go along with giving up free bases at a high rate, that turns into easy runs for the opposing team evidenced by his 5.59 ERA and 63.2% LOB%.
It’s been hard to get in a groove when you have to deal with one postponed game after another as Chicago’s lineup is only slashing .184/.259/.288 in the last week (four games) hitting seven extra-base hits and eight RBI. They own a dismal 43:131 BB:K ratio.
Triggs put in another solid start against the Seattle Mariners where he went five innings giving up two earned off of five hits while striking out four and walking two. He threw 61 of his 93 pitches for strikes, and was looking for his second win, but their bullpen blew that chance as they’d go on to lose 4-7.
Solid numbers for Triggs to start the early season as he owns a 2.87 ERA and 2.89 FIP. The ground ball has been his friend as he is inducing them 58% of the time, while he is combining that with a 9.77 K/9. He’s also been clutch with runners on base owning a 79.6% LOB%, which is a big improvement on his career LOB% of 65.2%.
Oakland’s bats have been stroking it in the last week slashing .273/.338/.472 while smacking 21 extra-base hits and 35 RBI. They’ve done a good job accumulating 59 walks, but they’ve struck out 155 times already.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHW are 1-7 in their last 8 overall.
- CHW are 1-7 in their last 8 games on grass.
- CHW are 22-50 in their last 72 road games.
- Over is 7-1 in Triggs’ last 8 starts overall.
Free Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction: Oakland edges out Chicago
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Athletics -1.5
The Athletics have been gashing the ball lately, while they should be able to take some free bases from Fulmer. Triggs has been pitching great, but he is due for a let down game soon, only I don’t believe it will come against this struggling White Sox lineup. Roll with the home team.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Athletics 6 – White Sox 4
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