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Oakland Athletics take on White Sox in baseball test

Oakland AthleticsChicago White Sox
Aug 12, 2:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago vs Oakland battle on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field as the White Sox try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Bartolo Colon gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Athletics on this day; he's 9-8 on the season. The White Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Chris Sale, who will be looking to improve on his 13-3 mark.

View Oakland vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the White Sox in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -165 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 6 (White Sox) and the No. 11 (Athletics) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 4-rated American League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Athletics defense that ranks No. 2 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 (7.9 hits per game).

Chicago owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Oakland's American League No. 2-rated defense.

The Athletics were a 9-7 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. The Athletics grabbed a win last time out, defeating Francisco Liriano and the White Sox 9-7 on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Athletics at White Sox trends to consider:
Oakland is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
Oakland is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games at home
Chi White Sox are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games at home
Chi White Sox are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland

Next up:
Oakland at Kansas City, Tuesday, August 14
Chi White Sox at Toronto, Monday, August 13