White Sox vs. A's Game 1 Prediction
The Chicago White Sox slugged their way to the postseason this year but will they be able to sustain their offensive surge in Game 1 of the American League Wild Card round versus the A’s today at 3:08 p.m. ET?
937 Chicago White Sox (-118) at 938 Oakland A’s (+108); o/u 7.5
3:08 p.m. ET, Tuesday, September 29, 2020
American League Wild Card Round, Game 1
Chicago White Sox DFS Spin
Eloy Jimenez (foot) ran on the field Monday and later told reporters that he feels "much better." Jimenez acknowledged that he "couldn't even walk" after suffering a mid-foot sprain on Thursday, which led to him missing the final weekend of the regular season, but he seems like a possible DH option for the White Sox in Game 1 of their Wild Card Series matchup against the Athletics. There are some interesting decisions looming for manager Rick Renteria. Oakland is throwing left-hander Jesus Luzardo on Tuesday.
Oakland A’s DFS Spin
Athletics manager Bob Melvin announced Jesus Luzardo as his Game 1 starter against the White Sox. The series will kick off Tuesday in Oakland. Chris Bassitt will start Game 2 while Game 3 is TBA for now. Luzardo allowed three runs over three innings in his most recent appearance against the Dodgers last Thursday. The 22-year-old southpaw finished his rookie campaign with a 4.12 ERA and 59/17 K/BB ratio over 59 innings. This is a big pressure spot, but Luzardo threw three scoreless innings in the Wild Card game against the Rays last year.
White Sox vs. A’s Betting Prediction
After a great regular season performance that saw them reach the postseason on the strength of their offense, unfortunately for Chicago their Sox are limping into the playoffs. They’re just 1-7 in their last eight games overall, including 0-5 in their last five road games. The White Sox are also 1-5 in their last six games coming off a loss and are 1-6 in their last seven games when facing an opponent with a winning record. The A’s, meanwhile, are 48-19 in their last 67 home games and have won eight of their last nine games as a home dog.
MLB POSTSEASON BETTING PREDICTION: OAKLAND A’S +108