Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox 8-27-2023

Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox 8/27/2023 Game Preview, Tips and Odds

Oakland Athletics (38-91) vs. Chicago White Sox (50-79)

Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox 8/27/2023 – The Athletics won four of their previous five games after a strong week of action. They will try to maintain the momentum by defeating the White Sox again, their fifth victory in the previous six games and their second straight series victory. Oakland scores 3.67 runs per game on average. Their batting average of .224 places them 30th in the league. They rank 27th in on-base percentage (.302) and 30th in slugging percentage (.369). The Athletics’ most reliable batter was Brent Rooker. He tops the squad in batting average (.248), home runs (22), and RBI (55).

 

The White Sox dropped four in the last six matches and aren’t performing well. They will attempt to turn things around with a victory over the Athletics, which would be their third victory in their previous seven games. Chicago scores 4.13 runs per game on average. Their batting average of .239 places them 22nd in the league. They rank 30th in on-base percentage (.295) and 24th in slugging percentage (.388). Luis Robert Jr. leads the squad with 34 home runs and 69 RBI, while Andrew Benintendi is the team’s leading hitter with a .275 average for Chicago. Get insights from free consensus MLB picks.

Athletics vs. White Sox Game Info

When: Sunday, August 27, 2023 2:10 PM ET
Where: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Stream: MLB.TV

Paul Blackburn (3-3, ERA: 4.00) vs Mike Clevinger (5-6, ERA: 3.47)

Blackburn pitched for 328 innings and struck out 246 batters overall. His WHIP is 1.399, and his earned run average is 4.83 (176 ERs allowed). He allowed 364 base hits (10.0 hits per nine innings), 95 walks, and 364 runs. Blackburn (16-20 career record) faced 1,415 hitters in the major leagues and possessed a 4.25 FIP.

 

Clevinger gave up 619 hits throughout his career while striking out 769 batters over 747 innings. Clevinger has a 3.40 ERA and a career record of 56-36 wins/losses while allowing 7.5 hits per 9 innings. He has a WHIP of 1.200, a FIP of 3.9, 282 earned runs permitted, and a WHIP of 1.200. He encountered 3,076 batters in his MLB career and has a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.77.

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Chicago White Sox -135, Total Odds: 9

Four of the White Sox’s last six matches ended in losses. They are playing offensively despite their downturn, scoring 14 runs over their last three games. Blackburn pitched well in prior starts, but he allowed six runs in his last three outings. He struggled with a 0-3 record in four starts versus the White Sox. He allowed 14 runs in two outings, and Oakland has the weakest bullpen in the league, so they will struggle to contain the White Sox in this contest.

 

The Athletics won four of their most recent five contests, while five of their previous eight away contests ended in losses. They are also performing well offensively; in the last three matches, they scored 20 runs. However, because they did not hit the ball effectively against right-handers and Clevinger was pitching well lately, giving up nine runs in his previous six starts, they will have trouble scoring in this game. He allowed five runs in his last three home starts, so he’ll hold Oakland’s attack in check. In order to cover the money line, choose Chicago.

 

Oakland Athletics Betting Trends

The total went OVER in 7 of Oakland’s last 9 matches. The Oakland Athletics are 6-12 SU in their last 18 matches. The Oakland Athletics are 5-2 SU in their last 7 matches against the Chi White Sox. The Oakland Athletics are 3-10 SU in their last 13 matches on the road. The Athletics are 4-2 SU in their last 6 matches against an opponent in the AL.

Chicago White Sox Betting Trends

The total went OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox’s last 9 matches. The Chi White Sox are 4-10 SU in their last 14 matches. The total went OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox’s last 8 matches against Oakland. The Chi White Sox are 2-7 SU in their last 9 matches at home. The total went OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 7 matches against an opponent in the AL.

Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox 8/27/2023 Betting Picks

The total went OVER in 11 of Oakland’s last 15 matches against an American League Central Division division opponent. The total went OVER in 9 of Oakland’s last 13 matches played in August. The Chi White Sox are 2-7 SU in their last 9 matches against an American League West Division division opponent. For more insights, check out free sports picks.

Free Pick and Prediction: Chicago White Sox will win 6-2

 

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