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MLB Game Preview - Athletics underdogs vs White Sox at Oakland

Chicago White SoxOakland Athletics
April 25, 3:35 PM | GrassO.co Coliseum

Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics Odds


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

Oakland hands the ball to starter Jarrod Parker in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Chris Sale, who will try to quiet the fans and the Athletics bats at the same time.

View Chi White Sox vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 120 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 14-ranked Athletics and the American League No. 1-rated White Sox in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 14-rated American League offense, averaging 2.8 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 3 in the American League at 3.2 in runs allowed per game. The Athletics have averaged 6.6 hits per game so far, less than White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.4 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Oakland has the American League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Chicago was a 2-0 loser on the road against the Athletics. Bettors on Oakland at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Tom Milone shut down the White Sox in their last game, striking out 5 in a 2-0 shutout over Chicago in baseball action at O.co Coliseum.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few White Sox at Athletics trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Chi White Sox's last 21 games
Chi White Sox are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games at home
Oakland is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Oakland is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox home to Boston, Thursday, April 26
Oakland at Baltimore, Friday, April 27