Chicago White Sox vs. San Francisco Giants - 9/8/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (55-87) at Chicago White Sox (54-85)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 8, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
M Moore (4-13) (5.42) vs. Lucas Giolito (2-1) (2.25)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -110 / San Francisco Giants +100 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSCh, NSBA
The San Francisco Giants and Chicago White Sox meet Friday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The San Francisco Giants could use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Giants have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have lost 12 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Buster Posey leads the Giants with 137 hits and 59 RBI while Joe Panik and Denard Span have combined for 245 hits and 85 RBI. Matt Moore gets the ball, and he is 4-13 with a 5.42 ERA and 133 strikeouts this season. Moore is 4-1 with a 1.45 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox could use a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The White Sox have allowed 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Chicago White Sox have lost 11 of their last 13 games when allowing three or more runs. Offensively, Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 159 hits and 84 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Tim Anderson have combined for 262 hits and 112 RBI. Lucas Giolito gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. This will be Giolito’s first career game against the Giants.
The Giants are 23-51 in their last 74 road games, 1-4 in their last 5 games following an off day and 8-20 in Moores last 28 starts. The White Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series, 7-19 in their last 26 interleague games and 0-4 in their last 4 interleague home games. The Giants are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Neither one of these teams has been all that hot this season or the last few weeks, so we're touching the bottom of the barrell in terms of trying to pick a winner. The edge is in pitching, as Moore is allowing a .317 batting average on the road while Giolito has allowed just one run and six hits in his last 14 innings. He has just three games under his belt this season, but Giolito has been really solid. I'll side with the White Sox at home and the cheap price.