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MLB Odds Betting - Oakland Athletics Underdogs vs White Sox at Chicago

U.S. Cellular Field hosts an MLB battle between the Chicago White Sox and the visiting Oakland Athletics on Friday.

Kendall Graveman gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Oakland Athletics on Friday; he's 8-8 on the season. The Chicago White Sox, meanwhile, will counter with James Shields, who will be looking to improve on his 5-14 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Chicago White Sox as -110 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.0-4.9 victory for the White Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

57-63 Chicago battles the Athletics, currently with a 52-69 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Oakland injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Chicago White Sox at No. 27 and the Oakland Athletics at No. 28 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Chicago White Sox and its No. 25-rated batting order, averaging 4.03 runs per nine innings, against the No. 26 line up of the Oakland Athletics at 3.98 runs per outing.

Defensively, Oakland features the No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.47 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 at home, scoring 4.04 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Athletics endured a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Rangers on Wednesday, with Sean Manaea throwing 6 innings of 9-hit ball at Globe Life Park.

Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Indians, who beat them 5-4 on Thursday behind a start from D Salazar at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • Oakland is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • Oakland is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
  • Chi White Sox is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games at home
  • Chi White Sox is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Chicago, Saturday, August 20th