Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago White Sox 8-12-2023

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago White Sox 8/12/2023 Game Preview, Tips and Odds

Brewers (62-54) vs Chicago White Sox (47-69)

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago White Sox 8/12/2023 – The Brewers’ runs per game rank them only 23rd in scoring. They rank 28th overall, 27th in slugging percentage, and 23rd in on-base percentage. Milwaukee also ranks 24th in strikeout rate and 22nd in home runs. They draw a lot of walks (third in walk rate) and steal bases effectively (11th). That, however, was not sufficient for the team to cross the plate at a faster rate than usual. Check out guaranteed MLB picks for insights.

 

Chicago appears to be going out on top despite the fact that their season is clearly over. The South Siders won four of their previous five games entering this series. The White Sox scored 27 runs in those five games, which helped pave the way. All four of those victories had at least five runs. Chicago did not have a good season overall, as evidenced by their 25th-place run-per-game ranking. They have the lowest walk rate and OBP in the league. Although Luis Robert Jr. is a rising star, most pitchers aren’t intimidated by this lineup.

Brewers vs. White Sox Game Info

When: Saturday, August 12, 2023 7:15 PM ET
Where: Guaranteed Rate Field, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Stream: MLB.TV

Brandon Woodruff (1-1, 1.65 ERA) vs Jesse Scholtens (1-4, 3.06 ERA,)

The top-ranking Brewers and the two NL Central contenders have a few games in hand heading into the weekend. Milwaukee’s hopes are dependent on their pitching staying at a high level, unlike the Cubs and Reds. The return of Brandon Woodruff greatly benefited the rotation. He only gave up three runs in 16.1 innings while starting three games. This season, Woodruff has three walks to 21 strikeouts. He has a 3.05 ERA, 3.08 FIP, and 1.070 WHIP at the end of 2022. It appears that Woodruff in 2023, is headed in the same direction she is now.

 

Another factor contributing to Chicago’s year-long slog is pitching. The rotation also traded away arms. The bullpen lost components and has injuries. Jesse Scholtens, a rookie, was moved from the bullpen to the rotation due to a lack of innings. His 3.06 ERA and 1.220 WHIP in 50.0 MLB innings represent his career-to-date. He made just one home start this year, going 4.0 innings while giving up three runs on 11 hits. This month, Scholtens discovered strikeout-producing pitches, which will be useful against the Brewers.

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee Brewers -158, Total Odds: 8.5

The Milwaukee Brewers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches when playing on the road against Chi White Sox. The total went OVER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 7 matches against an opponent in the American League. The Milwaukee Brewers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 matches against an American League Central Division division opponent. The Chi White Sox are 1-5 SU in their last 6 matches against an opponent in the National League. The total went OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 7 matches against an opponent in the National League Central Division.

 

 

Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends

The total went OVER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 5 matches. The Milwaukee Brewers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 matches. The Milwaukee Brewers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches against Chi White Sox. The total went OVER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 7 matches on the road.

 

Chicago White Sox Betting Trends

The total went UNDER in 9 of Chi White Sox’s last 13 matches. The Chi White Sox are 6-13 SU in their last 19 matches. The total went UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 7 matches at home. The Chi White Sox are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches when playing at home against Milwaukee.

 

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago White Sox 8/12/2023 Betting Picks

Jesse Scholtens should have little trouble getting through this Milwaukee lineup with little damage given his recent spike in strikeouts (12 in 12.0 innings in August). With whiffing, the Brewers don’t require much assistance. On the other hand, Brandon Woodruff excelled in his limited 2023 action and should start before Milwaukee turns to the bullpen. Anticipate a tight and low-scoring game at worst with two strong starting offenses. The White Sox’s bats remaining hot would be the ideal situation. In either case, Chicago won’t suffer a significant loss. For guaranteed free sports picks, stay tuned to expert analysis.

 

Free Pick and Prediction: Chicago White Sox will win 7-3

 

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