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The Oakland Athletics are ready to take on the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. NBC Sports – California will broadcast this AL matchup and the game is scheduled to get going at 2:10 p.m. ET.

Oakland Athletics at Chicago White Sox Odds

Chicago (+110) is coming into this one as the underdog against Oakland (-120) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this one at 9 runs (-110 for the over and -110 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the current odds sitting at +125 for the Athletics -1.5 runs and -145 for the White Sox +1.5.

The Athletics are 39-37 SU and have gone 35-39 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 2.4 units for moneyline bettors, despite having lost 4.7 units ATS. Oakland’s covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has hit in six of those seven. The White Sox, on the other hand, are 25-50 SU and 35-38 ATS. They’ve lost 17.4 units for moneyline bettors and 9.3 units ATS. Chicago hasn’t covered the spread in any of its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Chicago games have had an over/under record of 29-39-5 so far in 2018. The Athletics have an over/under record of 36-34-4.

Daniel Mengden will get the start for the visiting Athletics. The right-handed Mengden is 6-6 with a 4.06 ERA and 54 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with six strikeouts and a 1.13 ERA against Chicago this year.

The White Sox are turning to righty Dylan Covey (3-2, 2.90 ERA), who has 35 punchouts and 16 walks to his name as well as a 1.41 WHIP. Covey has yet to face the Athletics this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.

As a unit, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game overall in 2018. The teams starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.26, a WHIP of 1.47 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.4. The bullpen has a 3.89 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 9.4 K/9.

The Chicago offense is putting up 3.7 runs per contest, including 2.7 per game over its last 10 games and 2.6 per game over its last five. The teams hit .202/.251/.280 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

The White Sox hitters have been led by first baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez. Abreu is hitting .273/.326/.481 with 11 home runs, 42 RBIs and 37 runs scored, and Sanchez line sits at .252/.301/.398 with four homers, 30 RBIs and 28 runs.

For the visitors, Oakland’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.35 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 6.64 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.43, along with a K-per-9 of 8.57.

The Athletics offense has slashed .241/.313/.416 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.8 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 7.4 per game over the teams last five outings (4-1 SU).

Second baseman Jed Lowrie and shortstop Marcus Semien continue to lead Oakland’s offense. Lowrie is hitting .286/.344/.473 with 11 home runs, 48 RBIs and 31 runs scored, while Semien is hitting .253/.307/.378 with seven homers, 29 RBIs and 44 runs scored.

The Athletics have gained 4.5 units and are 21-26 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 24 of those games, compared to 21 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 14.6 units and are 26-30 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 21 of those games, as opposed to 30 that’ve cashed the under.

Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – White Sox, ATS Winner – White Sox, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in four of Chicago’s last seven games.
  • Chicago has posted 17.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 16.2 over its last five.
  • The Athletics have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games, including 12 over their last five.