The Chicago White Sox will be taking the field against the Oakland Athletics in a Sunday showdown. WGN is in line to televise this AL showdown and the game gets underway at 4:07 p.m. ET.
Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics Odds
Oakland (receiving -220 odds) is the huge favorite against Chicago and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 10 runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total now stand at -110 for both the over and the under. Runline odds sit at -110 for taking the White Sox +1.5 runs and -110 for the Athletics -1.5 runs.
The Athletics are 52-41 straight up (SU) and 48-44 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 6.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.1 units ATS. Oakland has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The White Sox are 42-46 SU and have gone 41-46 against the spread. In total, the team’s accumulated 10.8 units for moneyline gamblers, but have lost 8.9 units ATS. Chicago is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.
Oakland games have a 44-45-3 over/under record so far in 2019. Chicago has an over/under record of 41-44-2.
The right-handed Reynaldo Lopez will get the nod for the visiting White Sox. Lopez (4-8, 6.34 ERA) has racked up 86 strikeouts in 97 innings so far. He has yet to face the Athletics this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (0-1, 3.00 ERA and 10 strikeouts over six innings).
The Athletics are turning to lefty Brett Anderson (9-5, 3.86 ERA), who has 52 strikeouts and 33 walks, along with a WHIP of 1.30. Anderson did not re a start against the White Sox in 2018.
As a unit, Oakland’s pitchers have allowed 4.3 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 4.05 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.94 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 9.0 K/9.
The Oakland offense has put up 5.2 runs per contest, including 6.7 per game over its last 10 games and 6.6 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .269/.344/.521 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.
Shortstop Marcus Semien and third baseman Matt Chapman have led the Athletics’ offense this year. Semien is slashing .275/.351/.456 with 14 home runs, 49 RBIs and 63 runs scored, and Chapman’s line sits at .274/.359/.542 with 21 homers, 53 RBIs and 62 runs.
For the visitors, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.52 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 7.96 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.56, along with a K-per-9 of 8.30.
White Sox hitters have slashed .256/.315/.408 on their way to 4.3 runs scored per game this year, including 4.3 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).
Chicago’s hitters have been led by Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu, who collectively have swatted 37 home runs. Moncada is slashing .309/.363/.538 with 16 home runs, 49 RBIs and 49 runs scored, while Abreu (.275/.312/.513) is up to 21 homers, 66 RBIs and 44 runs scored.
The White Sox have gained 7.5 units and are 16-12 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 15 of those games, as opposed to 13 that’ve gone under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the Athletics have lost 1.9 units and are 34-33 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 31 of those games, compared to 34 that went under the total.
White Sox vs. Athletics Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Athletics, ATS Winner – White Sox, O/U – UNDER
- The over has cashed in only two of Oakland’s last seven games.
- The White Sox have an OPS of .723 this season, including an OPS of .745 against left-handed pitchers. The Athletics’ OPS sits at .769 overall and .813 against southpaws.
- The White Sox have lost four of their last five games SU while the Athletics have won five of their last six.
- Chicago has recorded 22.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 20.4 over its last five.
- The White Sox have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Athletics have hit 18 over their last 10.