Oakland A’s at Chicago White Sox MLB Odds Preview
If you take a look at each of the teams sitting at the bottom of their respective divisions, you will see a lot of pretty horrendous run differentials on display. The lone exception to that rule is the -1 currently held by the Oakland A’s. They have been one of the better offensive teams in the AL, but their defense has killed them. We’ll see if that trend continues when they face the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. Be sure to look out for more MLB odds by clicking here.
How to Bet on the Oakland A’s at Chicago White Sox MLB Odds & Game Info
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field
Opening MLB Odds: White Sox -152
— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) September 16, 2015
This series has actually been pretty indicative of what Oakland (62-83) has delivered all season long. They went down 8-7 in extra innings in the first game of the series, and then bounced back with a 17-6 slaughter of the White Sox on Tuesday. It is this sort of Jekyll and Hyde style that has left the A’s at the bottom of the division, but which has also made them very entertaining to watch at times. Given how they can put runs on the board, not team takes them lightly when they show up on the schedule. That said, other than Sonny Gray, the A’s haven’t really received much from the pitchers who were kept once the trade deadline passed. It will likely be pitching that is the focus of any deals made in the offseason, because the offense seems pretty much okay. Sean Nolin (1-1, 3.09 ERA) has been pretty solid through his first 2 starts.
The White Sox (68-75) are another team with problems on the mound, although the vast majority of those issues, particularly in the second half, can be placed on the shoulders of Jeff Samardzija. It was widely believed that he would be traded at the deadline, but the Sox were on a hot run at that time. Samardzija stayed, and saw his season go off the rails right after. Since the trade deadline, Samardzija has gone 1-8 and has seen his ERA go from 3.94 to 5.27. It is certainly not fair to place all of the blame on him, though, especially as he only gets to play a part every 5th day, but he has become the poster boy for a terrible season in Chicago, unfairly or not. Jose Quintana (9-10, 3.53 ERA) will start for the White Sox on Thursday.
Key Online MLB Betting Trends
Oakland is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Oakland’s last 22 games
Oakland is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland’s last 11 games on the road
Oakland is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 7 games
Chi White Sox is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 7 games at home
Chi White Sox is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
Consider This Before Placing Your Bets
Oakland have not been particularly great on the road this season, but they have already shown over the first 2 games of this series that they can handle this White Sox team. I like the A’s to finish this series with a win.