Athletics vs. White Sox Prediction
Will the Oakland Athletics go on the road and pick up an afternoon victory over the Chicago White Sox when the two meet up today at 3:10PM ET?
915 Oakland Athletics vs. 916 Chicago White Sox
Friday, August 9, 2019
3:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Athletics are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -185 to win. The White Sox are listed with a money line of +165 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 10.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 81 percent going on the Athletics 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 stay in Chicago
Oakland is coming off a three-game series in Chicago against the Cubs, going 1-2 in the series. The Athletics are 65-50 overall, 28-27 on the road and 60-54 with the under. Oakland has Mike Fiers on the mound today. He is 10-3 on the season with a 3.46 ERA.
The Athletics are top-10 in the league at the plate and in the mound this season. Oakland is putting up a 4.14 ERA and 1.28 WHIP as a staff this year. Offensively, the Athletics are averaging 5.07 runs per game while batting .246 as a team. Matt Chapman is leading the team with 27 doubles, 24 home runs and 64 RBI while Marcus Semien has 30 doubles, 19 home runs and 55 RBI.
White Sox play well on the road
Chicago just wrapped up a 7-game road trip on Wednesday by picking up an 8-1 win over Detroit. The White Sox went 5-2 in their seven games on the road. Chicago is 51-62 on the season, 27-28 at home and 57-52 with the under. Ross Detwiler gets the start for Chicago today. He is 1-2 with a 5.72 ERA for the Sox.
The White Sox are struggling at the plate this year, averaging just 4.20 runs per game while batting .255 as a team. On the mound, Chicago has a 4.91 team ERA with a 1.43 team WHIP. Yoan Moncada has been one of their top bats with 20 homers and 59 RBI, but he is out with an injury right now. Jose Abreu is leading the team this year with 24 doubles, 24 home runs and 83 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Athletics are 12-2 in their last 14 games following a day off and 44-12 in their last 56 games against AL Central opponents.
The White Sox are 2-5 in their last seven games following a loss and 0-4 in their last four home games.
Detwiler faces his former team, but I think it could be an ugly reunion. He has struggled for the most part this year, including giving up five runs in 3.1 innings to Oakland. The White Sox are also without their second-best bat and facing a team that has absolutely dominated the AL Central. Fiers has been solid on the mound and consistent in his ability to take minimal damage. He threw 7.2 scoreless innings against Chicago a month ago. I think the Athletics roll today.
MLB Prediction: Oakland Athletics -1.5 (-120)