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2021 MLB Handicapping
(68-49) Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox (68-49)
Date: Monday, August 16th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
Projected Pitchers: Frankie Montas (OAK) vs. Dallas Keuchel (CHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics +100 White Sox -125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics +1.5, White Sox -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Athletics will be in Chicago to take on the White Sox for game 1 Monday at 8:10 ET.
Frankie Montas is going for the Athletics and Dallas Keuchel gets the start for the White Sox.
These teams have not met yet this year.
The Athletics have had a good season and they have been hot as of late.
They are 2nd in the American League West with a record of 68-49. The Astros lead them by 2.5 games.
Oakland beat the Rangers 8-3 on Saturday.
James Kaprielian went 5.1 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Saturday.
Frankie Montas has been solid this year. He is 9-8 with a 3.98 ERA. His last start was against the Indians where he went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run. Oakland won this game 6-3.
Pitching has been impressive for this team. They have an ERA of 3.61 which is 4th best in the game.
They have also been effective when it comes to offense. This club is scoring 4.60 runs per game which is 13th best in the game.
Oakland has hit 148 home runs which is 10th best in baseball.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox have been having a good season so far. They have been one of the best teams in the American League.
They have been in 1st place of the American League Central for a while now. They lead the Indians by 11 games.
Chicago lost to the Yankees 7-5 on Saturday.
Dylan Cease went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Saturday.
Dallas Keuchel is 7-6 with a 4.48 ERA. His last start was against the Twins where he went 6 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. Minnesota won that game 4-3.
The pitchers have done a good job this year. The team has an ERA of 3.65 which is 7th best in the majors.
Their offense is dynamic and balanced. They are scoring 4.97 runs per game which is 7th best overall.
Chicago has hit 139 home runs which is 17th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 8-1 in their last 9 games overall.
- Athletics are 8-1 in their last 9 games on grass.
- Athletics are 5-1 in their last 6 road games.
- Athletics are 4-1 in their last 5 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- White Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. the American League West.
- White Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 Monday games.
Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
This is a matchup between 2 of the best teams in the American League. I think it has the chance to be a good series.
I do feel the White Sox are the better team, but I am not sold they will win this one. I feel better with the A’s in this one.
Frankie Montas is the better pitcher and I feel he will have a better outing than Dallas Keuchel.
I like the A’s at even money in this one.
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