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2021 MLB Handicapping
(68-52) Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox (70-50)
Date: Thursday, August 19th, 2021
Time: 2:10 PM ET
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
Projected Pitchers: James Kaprielian (OAK) vs. Dylan Cease (CHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics +130 White Sox -167
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics +1.5, White Sox -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Athletics will be in Chicago to take on the White Sox for game 4 Thursday at 2:10 ET. Game 3 is Wednesday at 8:10 ET.
James Kaprielian is going for the Athletics and Dylan Cease gets the ball for the White Sox.
Chicago took game 2 on Tuesday by a score of 9-0.
The Athletics have had a good season, but they have not played well as of late. They have lost 4 of their last 5 games.
This ball club is in 2nd place of the American League West with a record of 68-52. They trail the Astros by 2.5 games.
Oakland lost 2 out of 3 games to the Rangers before this series. In those games, each team scored 18 runs.
Chris Bassitt went 1 inning and allowed 3 earned runs on Tuesday. He then left after getting struck by a ball.
The rookie James Kaprielian has been good this year. He is 6-4 with a 3.33 ERA. His last start was against the Rangers where he went 5.1 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. Oakland won that game 8-3.
The pitching has been a strength of this team so far. The team has an ERA of 3.70 which is 8th best in the majors.
Their offense has also been productive. They are scoring 4.53 runs per game which is 13th best in the game.
Oakland has hit 151 home runs which is 10th best in the league.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox have had a good year and have been one of the best teams in baseball.
They are 1st in the American League Central with a record of 70-50. They lead the Indians by 11 games.
Chicago lost 2 games out of 3 to the Yankees before this series. In those games, the Sox scored 17 runs and allowed 20 runs.
Reynaldo Lopez went 5 innings and did not allow an earned run on Tuesday.
Dylan Cease is 9-6 with a 4.04 ERA. His last start was against the Yankees where he went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs.
Pitching for this team has been quite good. They have an ERA of 3.60 which is 4th best in the majors.
They have also been effective on offense. The club is scoring 4.99 runs per game which is 7th best in baseball.
The southsiders have hit 143 home runs which is 18th best.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Athletics are 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Athletics are 2-6 in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Athletics are 1-4 in their last 5 games overall.
- Athletics are 1-4 in their last 5 road games.
- White Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. the American League West.
- White Sox are 7-2 in their last 9 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- White Sox are 8-3 in their last 11 Thursday games.
- White Sox are 57-26 in their last 83 home games.
Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
The White Sox have been playing well and I look for that to continue in the series finale.
I do feel that the Chicago is the better team and I like the fact they are playing at home. This year, they have played well at their home park.
This is definitely a good pitching matchup. I do give the edge to Cease, though. I feel he will toss a good game and the Sox will do enough against Kaprielian to get a win.
I am going with the White Sox on the moneyline.
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