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Moneyline Favors Chicago White Sox in MLB Battle with Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics will look to pick up a road win when they take on the White Sox in Chicago at Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Chicago sends Mike Pelfrey out against Jharel Cotton for the Oakland Athletics in this game. Pelfrey is 3-5 with a 3.56 ERA on the season, while Cotton is 4-7 on the year and has a 5.40 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Chicago White Sox as -109 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 10 at shops such as Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.6-4.0 win 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

The Chicago White Sox sport a record of 32-39 heading into this matchup, while the Oakland Athletics sit at 31-42 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Oakland injuries news.

This game puts the Chicago White Sox, most recently No. 20 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Oakland Athletics, who rate a No. 27 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago White Sox No. 18-rated offense, averaging 4.68 runs per game, against a Oakland Athletics defense that ranks No. 29 at 5.45 in runs allowed per game. The Chicago White Sox have averaged 9.11 hits per game so far, more than Oakland Athletics batters have averaged on the year (8.07 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 29 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland suffered a 12-9 loss against Houston on Thursday, as J Hahn wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

J Quintana silenced the Twins bats in a 9-0 victory last time out versus Minnesota at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Oakland's last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
  • Chi White Sox is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games at home
  • Chi White Sox is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • Chi White Sox is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
  • Chi White Sox is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing Oakland

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Chicago, Saturday, June 24th