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Chicago White Sox vs Atlanta Braves 7/14/2023 Predictions, Free Picks and Odds

Chicago White Sox vs Atlanta Braves 7/14/2023 Predictions, Free Picks and Odds

On Friday, July 14, 2023, at 7:20 PM ET in Truist Park, GA, MLB action will pit the Chicago White Sox against the Atlanta Braves. The White Sox had a dismal first half of the season after dropping seven of their final ten games. In the AL Central standings, they are eight games behind. Chicago ranks 22nd in terms of batting average (.237), runs scored per game (4.15), and OPS (.686). The Southsiders are 15th in long balls this season with 103 while ranking 23rd in base stealers with 54. The pitching staff performed admirably with 33 quality starts with a 4.55 ERA (24th) and 1.36 WHIP (22nd).

Kopech will guide the guests up the slope on Friday night. The fourth-year pro’s K: BB ratio in 2023 was 97:49. He gave up two runs with seven walks in four innings against the Angels and three runs against the Rangers in his most recent two starts, both of which he lost. Kopech has only been victorious once since beating the Guardians on May 24. Against nine of his previous eleven opponents, he only let up three runs or less.

The White Sox employed 308 pitchers from the bullpen this season. This season, they have missed 20 of their 37 save opportunities while making just 17 saves. The White Sox bullpen began the game with a 45.9% save percentage and 84 save opportunities. The bullpen has 46 saves so far this season, which puts it in 17th place in MLB. The White Sox’s bullpen relievers made 134 appearances in high-stakes situations and entered the game 93 times with runners on base. 

  • The total stayed UNDER in five of the White Sox’s last six games.
  • The Chicago White Sox are 1-5 SU in their last six matches.
  • Chicago is 1-5 SU in their previous six games against the Atlanta Braves.

Chicago White Sox vs Atlanta Braves 7/14/2023 Predictions, Free Picks and Odds

Unlike the White Sox, the Braves entered the All-Star break with their heads held high. Atlanta is on a roll, winning 17 of their 20 games overall. It presently has an 8.5-game lead over the NL East. The Braves hit.271 (2nd) and had a.831 OPS (1st) while averaging 5.61 runs per game. In 2023 they will rank first with 169 home runs and eleventh with 70 base steals. The pitching staff produced 33 quality starts with an ERA of 3.63 (first) and a WHIP of 1.26 (twelfth).

Atlanta will win the first game of the series, thanks to Morton. The seasoned right-hander won four straight starts, and in his most recent appearance (6.1 IP), he limited the Rays to one run on four hits. He kept seven of his previous eight opponents to three runs or fewer.

Out of 113 inherited base runners, Atlanta bullpen pitchers have a 29.2% inherited scoring rate. Their bullpen relievers entered games with high leverage 102 times and runners in scoring position 78 times. The Braves now have 112 save opportunities, with 66 holds and 15 missed saves. They used 296 relievers this season and are presently ranked 10th in baseball with a save percentage of 66.7%. Atlanta relievers entered the game with 45 chances for saves and ended with 30 saves.

  • The total remained UNDER in eight of Atlanta’s last 12 matches.
  • The Atlanta Braves are 12-2 SU in their last 14 matches.
  • The total went OVER in 12 raves’ last 17 games against the Chicago White Sox.

Chicago White Sox vs. Atlanta Braves The MLB pick for this game is the Chicago White Sox. As underdogs, the White Sox had run line records of 32–26 and 21–14, respectively. The Braves, who are favorites, with a regular-season record of 37-40 and a home record of 20-23. Put money down on the Southsiders covering the run line on Friday. The Braves are 60-29 straight up but just 46-43 against the spread this season, with poor RL records at home (21-24) and in interleague contests (15-20). Kopech, the Sox starter, had trouble with command in his previous start but is expected to do better on Friday. The former first-round pick of the Red Sox needed more time to rest as he was getting close to a career-high in innings and had been struggling in his last few games. The White Sox will triumph, as expected, 6-4.

MLB Starting Time: 7:20 PM ET

Location: Truist Park, GA

Date: Friday, July 14, 2023

TV: Bally Sports South

MLB Odds: Chicago White Sox +214

MLB Totals: 9.5


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