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Chicago White SoxOakland Athletics
June 2, 4:05 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at O.co Coliseum on Sunday as host Oakland battles the Chicago White Sox in baseball odds action.

Chris Sale, with a record of 5-2 on the season, gets the ball for the White Sox, while the Athletics trot Jarrod Parker to the mound in this one. He is 3-6 so far in 2013.

View Chi White Sox vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Oakland sat as -115 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Athletics sit at No. 8 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the White Sox sit at an American League No. 12 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oakland has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The White Sox average 8 hits per game, good for No. 15 on the American League list.

Defensively, Chicago features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Oakland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the American League at home, scoring 4.4 runs per game.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Athletics on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at -148 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago lost in extra innings against the Athletics on Saturday as Oakland edged them 4-3 at O.co Coliseum.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-0
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few White Sox at Athletics trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Chi White Sox are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Oakland
Chi White Sox are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Chi White Sox are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oakland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games at home
Oakland is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Seattle, Monday, June 3
Oakland at Milwaukee, Monday, June 3

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