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Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox 8/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Oakland Athletics and the Chicago White Sox meet in action at the Guaranteed Rate Field for the second installment of a four-game series on Tuesday.  The White Sox took the series opener at 5-2.  Chicago improves to 69-50 and is still in first place in the AL Central Division with a dominant lead against the Indians who are 11 games behind.  The Athletics sit in second-place at the AL Central Division at 68-51, trailing the division leader Astros by 2 ½ games.   

 

The Oakland Athletics will look to rebound from their recent losses.  They lost two out of three games against the Rangers, coming into this series.  The Athletics hopes to add to their 7 wins in the last 10 games.  This season, the Athletics rank 13th with 544 runs scored and ranks 20th with a team batting average of .237.  Oakland has a team ERA of 3.65 which improves to the top 6 in MLB and has allowed opponents to bat at an average of .239 which is 13th in MLB. In Tuesday’s game, the Athletics will send Chris Bassitt to the mound.  The right-hander is 12-3 with an ERA of 3.06 and 153 strikeouts. In his career over the White Sox, Bassitt is 2-1 with a 3.04 ER and 21 strikeouts.  

 

  • The Oakland Athletics are 8-3 SU in its last 11 games.
  • Oakland is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games against the Chicago White Sox.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Athletic’s last 5 games on the road against the Chicago White Sox.

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Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox Predictions 8/17/2021

 

The Chicago White Sox 5-2 victory against the Athletics gives Chicago an AL-best home record at 40-22.  The win also snaps the two-game losing streak handed to them by the Yankees.   Chicago looks to add to their 6 wins in the last 10 games.  Chicago’s offense has been solid with a batting average of .251 which improves to the top 6 in MLB.  Their 590 runs scored is the top 7 and OBP of .332 is the top 4 in the league.  The Pitching team is strong with a 3.63 ERA and .225 BAA which are both top 4 in the league.  SS Tim Anderson is the leader in batting with an average of .301 and 130 hits.  1B Jose Abreu leads with 24 homers and 86 RBIs while 3B Yoan Moncada leads with a .367 OBP.  Given the starting role in Tuesday’s game is Reynaldo Lopez.  The right-hander is 1-0 with an ERA of 1.35 and 22 strikeouts.  In his career over the Athletics, Lopez is 1-1 with a 0.98 ERA and 20 strikeouts.   

 

  • The Chicago White Sox are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games.
  • The Chicago White Sox are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home.
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of the White Sox’s last 8 games against Oakland.

Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Chicago White Sox.  Both teams have been playing well this year but the White Sox have the edge.  The White Sox have been playing well at home recording an AL-best at 40-22.  The Athletics are 34-26 on the road.  Taking the game at home is the Chicago White Sox.  Final Score Prediction is 5-3.  

 

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Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox 8/17/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET

 

Location: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago

 

Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021

 

TV: ESPN+

 

MLB Odds: Chicago White Sox -135

 

MLB Totals: 9.0

 

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