Athletics vs. White Sox Prediction
The Oakland Athletics find themselves as a road underdog this afternoon against the Chicago White Sox. Will they manage to pull off the small upset at 2:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, June 24, 2018
2:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: NSCA; NSC+
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the White Sox are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -115 to win. The Athletics are listed with a money line of +105 to prevail. The over/under total for today’s game is 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 64 percent going on Chicago at home. 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 look for series win
Oakland picked up a 7-6 victory on Saturday for its sixth win in seven games. They are looking to win three of the four games in this series today. Oakland is now 40-37 overall and 20-17 on the road. The Athletics are putting up 4.60 runs per game this season while allowing 4.44 per contest.
Paul Blackburn gets the start for the Athletics this afternoon. He has made just three starts this year and has a 1-1 record with an 8.03 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP. Over 12.1 innings of work, Blackburn has seven strikeouts and four walks.
White Sox edged again
The White Sox dropped their ninth game out of 10 on Saturday with the 7-6 loss. The Sox are 25-51 overall and 13-26 at home. The White Sox are putting up just 3.74 runs per game this season while allowing 5.21 per contest.
Carlos Rodon is getting the start for the White Sox this afternoon. He also has started three games this season and has an 0-2 record with a 4.41 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. Rodon has 16 strikeouts and seven walks over 16.1 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics are 21-7 in their last 28 Sunday games and they have won Blackburn’s last five starts against a losing team.
The White Sox are 4-14 in their last 18 at home against a team with a winning road record. They are just 5-11 in their last 16 against AL West opponents.
Blackburn’s numbers this season aren’t good, but the majority of that came from his outing against Houston, where he gave up eight runs in 1.1 innings. He pitched pretty well against the Royals and Padres, which are similar in production to the White Sox. I expect Blackburn to be just fine today and lead the Athletics to the small upset.
The Pick: Oakland Athletics +105