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Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox 08/17/2021 Analysis, Odds and Betting Picks
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Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox 08/17/2021 – The four-game series between Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox will continue to take place from Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. Oakland Athletics are holding the second position in the AL West Division play despite their last defeat against the Astros. The Athletics continue to trail Houston by two-plus games. The Chicago White Sox have nothing to fear as the Indians are a dozen games behind at the second position. The top MLB betting websites have shifted their focus towards the White Sox to continue their success in their series.
Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox 08/17/2021
The Oakland Athletics have made it past most of their opponents, but Houston is their biggest challenge. Oakland won 68 and dropped 51 games on the season. The Athletics gave up five runs against the White Sox in their last game and scored just two in return. Oakland will enter this game riding a two-game losing streak. The Athletics have smashed a total of 538 runs this season with a batting clip of .237. From the pitching end, they are holding a team ERA of 3.61. Oakland has a spectacular WHIP of 1.20.
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 2.7), Matt Olson 1B (GP 112, 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 have played some of the best ball games this season and they are all set to build on their success. The White Sox have won a total of 69 games and dropped 50 in return. Chicago came off a defeat against the Yankees in their last series. The White Sox dropped two games and won just one in return. Chicago is touching an ERA of 3.65 with a WHIP of 1.18. From the plate, the White Sox are touching an average of .250 with an OBP of .331. Overall, Chicago smashed a total of 582 runs on the season.
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 3.2), 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 2.2).
Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games.
Chicago White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 6 games.
Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox Betting Picks
This could be an interesting game between two top teams. The best sportsbook for baseball has predicted Chicago to win this game and cover the spread. The White Sox have a neat batting unit and a well-balanced pitching squad.
Score Prediction: White Sox 5, Athletics 3.