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Athletics open as moneyline underdog vs White Sox

Oakland AthleticsChicago White Sox
Aug 11, 7:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox Odds

60-52TEAM RECORD61-50

The White Sox get a visit from the Oakland Athletics in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Oakland puts its faith in starter Travis Blackley to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-3. Getting the ball for the White Sox is Francisco Liriano, who owns a 3-10 record on the season with a 5.04 ERA.

View Oakland vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Athletics listed as underdogs of +-150 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The White Sox - Athletics odds would favor the White Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 6 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 11 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Athletics rank No. 13 in the American League at 7.8 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 8 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Oakland features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the American League at home, scoring 5.2 runs per game.

Oakland was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the White Sox. They lost as -104 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Oakland suffered a 4-3 loss against Chicago on Friday, as Brandon McCarthy wasn't able to lead his team to victory at U.S. Cellular Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Athletics at White Sox trends to consider:
Oakland is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Oakland's last 24 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games at home
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
Chi White Sox are 14-4 SU in their last 18 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Chi White Sox, Sunday, August 12