White Sox vs. Athletics Prediction
Can the Chicago White Sox avoid another loss on Tuesday when they are on the road to face the Oakland Athletics tonight at 10:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
10:05PM ET, Oakland Coliseum
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Athletics are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -160 to win tonight. The White Sox have odds of +150 on the road. Currently, 59% of the wagers are going on the Athletics at home tonight. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
White Sox still struggling
The White Sox were off for three days but it didn’t help as they suffered an 8-1 loss to the Athletics on Monday night. It was their third straight game scoring 2 runs or less. They are now 4-9 on the season and 3-4 on the road. Chicago is scoring just 3.77 runs per game this season while giving up 5.46 per contest.
Miguel Gonzalez takes the rubber for the third time this season. He is 0-2 in his two starts, allowing nine earned runs over 9.1 innings with just four hits and four strikeouts. Gonzalez has an 8.68 ERA with a 2.14 WHIP.
Athletics improving on the mound
Oakland has won its last two games, including the 8-1 victory on Monday. The Athletics have allowed just one run in each of their last two games. They are now 7-10 overall and 4-5 at home. Oakland still is giving up 5.06 runs per game while allowing 4.82 per contest.
Trevor Cahill gets the start tonight, making his season debut and first start for Oakland since 2011. Last season he split time with the Royals and Padres, pitching 84 innings with a 4-3 record and 4.93 ERA and 1.62 WHIP.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox have lost six of their last seven games against a team with a losing record. They have also dropped 15 of Gonzalez’ last 20 starts overall and 16 of his last 21 road starts.
Oakland has now won 27 of its last 38 games against AL Central opponents and 10 of its last 13 home games against a right-handed starter. They have also won four of Cahill’s last five starts.
Cahill didn’t have great numbers last season, but most game from his time with KC. After moving to San Diego he had a 3.69 ERA over 11 starts. I think he can be productive tonight against a slumping Chicago lineup. Gonzalez hasn’t looked good in two poor starts and I don’t see that changing out West.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics -160