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Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Guaranteed Rate Field hosts an MLB battle between the Chicago White Sox and the visiting Oakland Athletics on Saturday.

The Chicago White Sox will turn to James Shields and his 1-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Oakland Athletics send Daniel Gossett (0-2) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Oakland Athletics listed as underdogs of 114 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 10.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.3-3.7 result in favor of 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

32-40 Chicago battles the Athletics, currently with a 32-42 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Oakland injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 20-rated Chicago White Sox and the league No. 27-ranked Oakland Athletics, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Chicago White Sox No. 20 ranked offense (4.61 runs per game) against a Oakland Athletics defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 28 at 5.38 runs allowed per game. The Chicago White Sox have been averaging 9.08 hits per game, more than the Oakland Athletics have managed so far this season (8.03 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Athletics own the No. 28 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jharel Cotton chucked 5 shutout innings at the White Sox in their last game, striking out 3 in a 3-0 win against Chicago in baseball action at New Comiskey Park.

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 UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games
  • Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Chi White Sox is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
  • Chi White Sox is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Chicago, Sunday, June 25th