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Chicago White Sox Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Oakland Athletics

MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics battle on Saturday at O.co Coliseum as the Athletics try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Jesse Chavez gets the call for the Oakland Athletics and he will try to build on a 1-3 mark. In the other dugout, John Danks brings a 1-3 ledger to the game for the Chicago White Sox as he tries to quiet the Athletics bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Oakland Athletics as -137 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.8-3.6 win for the Athletics. A 3.8-3.6 result in favor of the Athletics is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oakland Athletics sport a record of 13-24 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago White Sox sit at 15-17 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Chicago injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 26 (Oakland Athletics) and the No. 27 (Chicago White Sox) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oakland Athletics No. 6-rated offense, averaging 4.65 runs per game, against a Chicago White Sox defense that ranks No. 25 at 4.84 in runs allowed per game. The Oakland Athletics have averaged 9.24 hits per game so far, more than Chicago White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.59 hits per game).

Chicago brings the No. 25-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Athletics's No. 23-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago rolled to a 7-6 win against Oakland on Friday, as Carlos Rodon and the White Sox' bats led the team to victory at O.co Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Chi White Sox is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Chi White Sox is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
  • Chi White Sox is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland
  • Oakland is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Oakland's last 20 games
  • Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of Oakland's last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Oakland, Sunday, May 17th