Athletics vs. White Sox Prediction
After splitting a doubleheader on Friday, who will come away with a victory when the Chicago White Sox host the Oakland Athletics this afternoon at 2:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, June 23, 2018
2:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: NSCA; NSC+
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -125 to win, while the White Sox are getting odds of +105 to prevail. The over/under total for today’s game is 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 69 percent going on Oakland on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Athletics rolling despite split
Oakland earned an 11-2 win in the doubleheader opener for a fifth straight win before suffering a 6-4 loss in the nightcap on Friday. Oakland is now 39-37 overall and 19-17 on the road. The Athletics are putting up 4.49 runs per game this season while allowing 4.43 per contest.
Daniel Mengden gets the start this afternoon. He has started 15 games this season and has a 6-6 record with a 4.06 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. Mengden has pitched a total of 88.2 innings and has 54 strikeouts with 18 walks.
White Sox a mess
The White Sox had their losing streak climb to eight games on Friday afternoon before putting an end to it in the evening. The Sox are 25-50 overall and 13-25 at home. The White Sox are putting up just 3.70 runs per game this season while allowing 5.12 per contest.
Dylan Covey gets the start for the White Sox this afternoon. He has started a total of seven games this season and has a 3-2 record with a 2.90 ERA and 1.41 WHIP. Covey has started 40.1 innings this season and has 35 strikeouts with 16 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics are 9-4 in their last 13 road games and they have won six of Mengden’s last eight road starts. They have also won five of his last seven overall.
The White Sox have won Covey’s last four home starts, but they are just 14-39 in their last 53 games against a winning team.
The Athletics were unable to win both games on Friday, but sweeping a doubleheader is a common problem for many team. Oakland is still playing very well over the last week while the White Sox have struggled mightily over their last 10 games. Covey has some respectable numbers this year, but I don’t trust the Chicago batting order to supply him with enough run support.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics -125