White Sox vs. Athletics Prediction
After a win on Tuesday, will the Oakland Athletics handle being a big favorite at home against the Chicago White Sox when the two meet at 3:35PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
3:35PM ET, Oakland Coliseum
TV: NSCA (Oak); NSCH (Chw)
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Athletics are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -215 to win tonight. The White Sox have odds of +180 on the road. The over/under total for the game is listed at 8.5 runs. Currently, 64% of the wagers are going on the Athletics at home today. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Oakland on a win streak
The Athletics are on a three-game win streak right now following a 10-2 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. Oakland has won the first two games in this series by a combined score of 18-3. The Athletics are now 8-10 overall and 5-5 at home. They are averaging 5.11 runs per game while allowing 4.89 per game.
Andrew Triggs gets the start on the mound for Oakland today. He is 1-0 through three starts with a 2.87 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. Triggs has allowed five earned runs over 15.2 innings with six walks and 17 strikeouts.
White Sox a mess
Chicago has lost three straight and eight of its last nine games heading into today’s contest. They have been held to two runs or less in six of their last nine. The Sox are now 4-10 overall and 3-5 on the road. They are putting up 3.64 runs per game on the season while allowing 5.79 per contest.
Carson Fulmer is getting the start today for Chicago. He has started twice this season and is 0-1 so far with a 4.66 ERA and 1.66 WHIP. Fulmer has pitched 9.2 innings and allowed five earned runs with seven walks and nine strikeouts.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox have lost 51 of their last 73 road games and they are just 1-7 in their last eight against a right-handed starter and 1-7 in their last eight against a losing team.
Oakland has won 19 of its last 26 against AL Central opponents and six straight Wednesday games. They also have won five of Triggs’ last six starts against a losing team.
The Athletics have looked good in this series thus far and I think it will continue today. Triggs is the better pitcher and Oakland is hitting the ball much better than Chicago right now. I think the Athletics can pick up another lopsided victory right now given their hitting surge.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics -1.5 (-115)