Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox 08/16/2021 Forecast, Analysis and Odds
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox 08/16/2021 – An important four-game interleague series is all set to take place from Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Oakland Athletics will take the road to square off against the Chicago White Sox in an exciting game. The field is set and the best baseball bets today are up and running as these top teams battle to improve their overall record. The White Sox have their own struggles but are certainly one of the best teams that remain at the top of the AL Central. Oakland has come a long way and is sitting at the second spot in the AL West Division.
Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox 08/16/2021
Oakland Athletics have played well this season and they have an easy chance to make it to the playoffs. The Athletics are two games behind the Astros and are all set to build on their 68-50 record of the season. Oakland is coming off an unexpected defeat against the Rangers in their last game (7-4). The Athletics will need to do their best against a tough Chicago squad. Frankie Montas will be sent to the mound as their starter in this game. Montas is holding a 9-8 record on the season with an ERA of 3.98.
Players to watch: Matt Chapman 3B (GP 115, AB 407, R 60, H 91, 2B 12, 3B 3, HR 17, RBI 55, TB 160, BB 58, SO 150, SB 3, AVG 0.224, OBP 0.319, SLG 0.393, OPS 0.712, WAR 2.5), Matt Olson 1B (GP 113, AB 406, R 76, H 115, 2B 28, 3B 0, HR 30, RBI 79, TB 233, BB 59, SO 75, SB 3, AVG 0.283, OBP 0.378, SLG 0.574, OPS 0.952, WAR 4.7).
Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox played some of the best games of the season and they are tied with the Athletics with the same 68-50 record. The White Sox have the potential to remain at the top of the AL Central even if they lose 10 games straight. Cleveland is way behind Chicago and the AL Central Division title looks to be in favor of Chicago. Last night, they gave up five runs to the Yankees and scored three in return. Dallas Keuchel will take the nod in this game as their starting pitcher. The Cy Young award winner has a 7-6 record on the season with an ERA of 4.51.
Players to watch: Tim Anderson SS (GP 100, AB 427, R 73, H 128, 2B 24, 3B 1, HR 13, RBI 48, TB 193, BB 18, SO 96, SB 16, AVG 0.3, OBP 0.329, SLG 0.452, OPS 0.781, WAR 3.1), Jose Abreu 1B (GP 111, AB 412, R 62, H 106, 2B 20, 3B 2, HR 24, RBI 86, TB 202, BB 42, SO 110, SB 1, AVG 0.257, OBP 0.341, SLG 0.49, OPS 0.831, WAR 1.9).
Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games.
Chicago White Sox
Chi White Sox are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox Betting Picks
Chicago is missing out on Carlos Rodon due to his injury on the left shoulder. The White Sox are holding the eighth rank in OPS and seventh in runs scored. Oakland is holding the 14th in OPS and 13th in runs scored. The top online sportsbook has predicted the Athletics to win this game and cover.
Score Prediction: Athletics 6, White Sox 5.