The MLB brings more action today as the Oakland Athletics will clash with the Chicago White Sox at the Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. This is the final game of a three-game series. The teams have split the first two games of this series.
The A’s will give the nod to Chris Bassitt and the White Sox will counter with Lucas Giolito.
Oakland Athletics Form
The A’s are still in the race for a playoff spot. Moreover, the A’s took game one of this series by a score of 7-0, but they fell in game two by a score of 3-2. This Oakland needs to win in games against a team like the White Sox. The A’s are currently 11 games out of first in the American League West. However, the A still has a great shot at a wildcard berth as they are just one game out of the 2nd slot.
On the offensive side of the game, the A’s score an average of 5.09 runs per game which is enough for the 22nd spot in the league in scoring. Also, they are 22nd in hitting at .246 and 9th in homers with 183. On the mound, they are placed on the 8th in the league in ERA at 4.10, while also ranking 5th in WHIP at 1.27 and 29th in K’s with 899.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox are out of the playoff race. And with 14.0 games out of the 2nd spot in the division, they can only play for pride and prestige at the moment. And on that note, it is important to emphasize that they won five of their last seven games after beating the A’s in game two of this series by a score of 3-2. All in all, the White Sox can be a spoiler for every team in the MLB and they have shown that so far in the series against Oakland.
On the offensive side of the game, the A’s score an average of 4.17 runs per game. Also their hitting is at .254 and they have 125 total homers this season. On the mound, their ERA is at 4.93, while also being 25th in WHIP at 1.43 and 28th in K’s with 899.
The A’s need to keep winning in order to keep their chances for a wildcard alive. And games against a team like the White Sox is something that they need to do win on a regular basis. They lost one game in this series but they have what it takes to win this game in their quest for a playoff spot.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox 08/11/2019 is: take the Oakland Athletics -131 (MoneyLine).
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