The Chicago White Sox look to stay hot when they take on the Oakland Athletics on Friday afternoon. The White Sox (51-62) have won five of their last seven games, while the Athletics (65-50) have won four of six and are 4-2 in August. The game is scheduled to begin at 3:10 p.m. ET from Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. Oakland has won two of its last three series overall. The Athletics are -223 on the money line, meaning a $223 wager on Oakland to win would net $100, while the over-under for total runs scored is set at 11 in the latest Athletics vs. White Sox odds. You’ll want to see the MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model before laying any Athletics vs. White Sox picks of your own down.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, entered Week 20 of the MLB season on a sizzling 35-23 run on top-rated MLB money line picks, returning over $1,400 on the season to $100 bettors. Anybody who has been following it is way up.
Now the model has dialed in on Athletics vs. White Sox. We can tell you it’s leaning under, and it also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only see that pick at SportsLine.
Oakland, which has won the last two season series against the White Sox, is 6-4 in its last 10 games at Guaranteed Rate Field. The Athletics are 13-3 in their last 16 games overall against Chicago. Statistically, the Athletics have the advantage over the White Sox in nearly every offensive and pitching category, including on-base percentage (.321 to .309), slugging percentage (.440 to .401), runs scored (588 to 475), home runs (180 to 125), ERA (4.14 to 4.90), opponent’s batting average (.245 to .265) and WHIP (1.28 to 1.43).
The Athletics have feasted on White Sox pitching this season, including third baseman Matt Chapman (.252), who is 6-for-11 (.545) with two doubles and two RBIs, while left fielder Mark Canha (.250) is 6-for-10 with a triple and home run against Chicago. Oakland also has the statistical edge at starting pitcher with Mike Fiers (10-3, 3.46 ERA) set to take the hill.
But just because Oakland has had the upper hand against Chicago this season, does not mean it is the best value on the Athletics vs. White Sox money line.
That’s because the White Sox have won three of the last five season series against Oakland. Left-hander Ross Detwiler (1-2, 5.72 ERA) gets the start for Chicago. He is coming off one of his best starts as a member of the White Sox, allowing just two runs over 5 2/3 innings on Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies, striking out six batters. Detwiler pitched for the Athletics in 2016.
Center fielder Leury Garcia (.290) has been red hot of late, hitting in 14 of the past 15 games, including five straight. He is 7-for-24 (.292) with a triple, one home run and five RBIs over the past five games, and is 3-for-11 (.273) against the Athletics this season. Since returning from the injured list, shortstop Tim Anderson (.323) has been on fire with a seven-game hitting streak. He is 14-for-32 (.438) with three doubles and a home run.
So who wins White Sox vs. Athletics? And which side of the money line has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the White Sox vs. Athletics money line you should be all over, all from the advanced model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.