Chicago White Sox vs Atlanta Braves Betting Matchup Report
Atlanta Braves vs Chicago White Sox Odds
Chicago's pitching staff and batting order hope to create an unwelcoming environment in interleague play on Friday when the Atlanta Braves pay a visit to U.S. Cellular Field.
The match puts starter Tim Hudson for the Braves on the hill facing John Danks for the White Sox. Hudson brings a 6-7 mark to the game, while Danks is 2-6 to date on the season.
The White Sox - Braves odds would favor the Braves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 12 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Atlanta is at No. 7 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's American League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Braves offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The White Sox have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Braves hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).
Defensively, Atlanta features the National League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.7 runs per game.
Atlanta lost its last outing, an 8-4 result against the Reds on July 14. Bettors who backed the Reds at -109 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Braves endured an 8-4 loss at the hands of the Reds on Sunday, with Julio Teheran throwing 5 1/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Turner Field.
In their last action, Chicago was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Philadelphia at -152 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago lost a tight one on Sunday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 4-3 score against Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park.
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-4
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Atlanta are 5-4
After playing Philadelphia are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6
A few Braves at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta at Chi White Sox, Saturday, July 20