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Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics Betting Matchup Report

Oakland AthleticsChicago White Sox
Aug 10, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox Odds

60-51TEAM RECORD60-50

The Chicago White Sox will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Oakland Athletics invade U.S. Cellular Field on Friday.

Gavin Floyd will take the mound for Chicago, and he'll carry a 8-9 record into the contest. Brandon McCarthy gets the ball for Oakland; he's 6-3 so far this season.

View Oakland vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as -130 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the White Sox, most recently No. 6 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Athletics, who rate an American League No. 11 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 5-rated American League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 1 in the American League at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The White Sox have averaged 8.8 hits per game so far, more than Athletics batters have averaged on the year (7.8 hits per game).

Chicago owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 1-rated defense.

The Athletics were a 9-8 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at +132 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors. Oakland got the job done in their last match in a 9-8 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday at O.co Coliseum behind starter Daniel Straily.

Chicago was a 2-1 loser in its last match at home against the Royals. They lost as -165 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. The White Sox were saddled with a loss last time out in Jose Quintana's start, as they lost 2-1 against Kansas City on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Athletics at White Sox trends to consider:
Oakland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Oakland is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games at home
Chi White Sox are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games at home
Chi White Sox are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games

Next up:
Oakland at Chi White Sox, Saturday, August 11