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MLB Game Preview - White Sox underdogs vs Athletics at Chicago

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June 6, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago vs Oakland battle on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field as the White Sox try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

It's a pitching duel between Jose Quintana for the White Sox (3-2 on the year) and Daniel Straily for Oakland (3-2 so far).

View Oakland vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago was a +119 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at GTbets.eu, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 13-ranked White Sox and the American League No. 8-rated Athletics in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's American League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 3.5 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.8 runs per game in the league. The White Sox have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Athletics hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).

Chicago owns the American League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 6-rated defense.

In their last action, Oakland was a 6-1 winner on the road against the Brewers. Bettors on Oakland at -127 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Oakland rolled to a 6-1 win against Milwaukee on Wednesday, as Bartolo Colon and the Athletics' bats led the team to victory at Miller Park.

Chicago was a 7-5 winner in its last match on the road against the Mariners. They won as +160 underdogs, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago won a close affair on Wednesday in their last outing, defeating Seattle 7-5 in extra innings at Safeco Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 4-1
After a win are 8-2

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Athletics at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games
Oakland is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Oakland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
Chi White Sox are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Chi White Sox, Friday, June 7

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