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2021 MLB Handicapping
(80-58) Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics (74-64)
Date: Thursday, September 9th, 2021
Time: 3:37 PM ET
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Projected Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez (CHI) vs. Sean Manaea (OAK)
MLB Moneyline Odds: White Sox +100 Athletics -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: White Sox +1.5, Athletics -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The White Sox will be in Oakland to take on the Athletics for game 3 Thursday at 3:37 ET. Game 2 is Wednesday at 9:40 ET.
Reynaldo Lopez is going for the White Sox and Sean Manaea has the ball for the Athletics.
Chicago took game 1 by a score of 6-3.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox have had a very strong year and they continue to be one of the best teams in the American League.
They are in 1st place of the American League Central with a record of 80-58. They lead the Indians by 11 games.
Chicago dropped 2 games out of 3 from the Royals before this series. In those games, the Sox scored 12 runs and allowed 20 runs.
Jimmy Lambert went 5 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Tuesday.
Reynaldo Lopez has been good so far this year. He is 3-1 with an ERA of 2.08. His last start was against the Royals where he went 4 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. Chicago won that game 10-7.
The pitching has been a strong suite of this team. They have an ERA of 3.79 which is 9th best in the league.
They feature a very balanced offense that also has some power. The team is scoring 5.01 runs per game which is 6th best in baseball.
Chicago has hit 165 home runs which is 19th best overall.
The Athletics have had a pretty good season. They are currently fighting for a wild card spot.
This club is in 3rd place of the American League West with a record of 74-64. They trail the Astros by 7 games.
Oakland got swept in a 3 game series with the Blue Jays before this series. In those games, the Athletics scored 18 runs and allowed 29 runs.
James Kaprielian went 4 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Tuesday.
Sean Manaea is 8-9 with an ERA of 3.91. His last start was against the Blue Jays where he went 7 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Toronto came back and won that game 11-10.
For the most part, the pitching has been good for this team. They have an ERA of 3.92 which is 12th best in baseball.
This squad has also been solid on offense. They are scoring 4.51 runs per game which is 14th best in baseball.
Oakland has hit 173 home runs which is 13th best in the league.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- White Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 games vs. the American League West.
- White Sox are 38-14 in their last 52 games vs. a left handed starter.
- White Sox are 19-7 in their last 26 road games vs. a left handed starter.
- White Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 games overall.
- Athletics are 2-7 in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Athletics are 1-7 in their last 8 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Athletics are 1-9 in their last 10 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Athletics are 0-4 in their last 4 games overall.
Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
I look for the White Sox to be sharp in this game. They have had success this year against Oakland this year and I see that happening in this game.
Chicago is the better team and I feel they will show that in this game.
Reynaldo Lopez has been good since being brought into the rotation. I feel he will be solid and the Sox will hot around Manea given how well they have hit left handed pitching this year.
I will take the White Sox at even money here.
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