Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics Betting Pick 07/12/19

Date | AuthorBTB Staff

Last Updated: 2019-07-12

Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics are playing host to the Chicago White Sox at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. NBC Sports Chicago is in line to showcase this AL matchup and the game gets underway at 10:07 p.m. ET.

Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Oakland (-180) as the favorite over Chicago (+170). The total sits at 9.5 runs and bettors can wager on the over for -105 or the under for -115. There’s a runline of White Sox +1.5 (-130) and Athletics -1.5 (+110) for this matchup.

The Athletics are 50-41 straight up (SU) and 47-44 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 5.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.0 unit ATS. Oakland has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. On the other hand, the White Sox are 42-44 SU and have gone 41-45 against the spread. They’ve gained 11.8 units for moneyline bettors, but have lost 7.7 units ATS. Chicago is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Neither side has been a strong over/under play this year. Athletics games have an over/under record of 44-44-3 so far in 2019. White Sox games have gone under 43 times, gone over 41 times and pushed on two instances.

Right-hander Ivan Nova will get the start for Chicago. Nova is 4-7 with a 5.58 ERA and 66 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Athletics this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Athletics will turn to righty Mike Fiers (8-3, 3.87 ERA), who has 70 strikeouts and 30 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.10. Fiers made three starts against the White Sox in 2018, putting together a 1-0 record with a 3.71 ERA and 14 strikeouts.

Oakland’s pitching staff has given up 4.4 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The team’s starters have a 4.17 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.91 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 9.0 K/9.

The Oakland offense has produced 5.1 runs per outing, including 5.9 per game over its last 10 games and 5.0 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .227/.306/.415 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Athletics’ batters have been led by shortstop Marcus Semien and third baseman Matt Chapman. Semien is hitting .271/.350/.449 with 14 home runs, 48 RBIs and 61 runs scored, while Chapman is batting .265 with 21 homers, 52 RBIs and 59 runs scored.

For the visitors, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 5.40 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 7.98 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.49, along with a K-per-9 of 8.41.

White Sox hitters have slashed .257/.315/.412 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Jose Abreu and Yoan Moncada continue to lead Chicago’s hitters. Abreu is hitting .278/.316/.522 with 21 home runs, 66 RBIs and 44 runs scored, while Moncada is slashing .308/.364/.544 with 16 homers, 48 RBIs and 49 runs scored.

The White Sox have gained 4.3 units and are 25-33 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 26 of those games, compared to 30 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Athletics have lost 2.9 units and are 33-33 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 31 of those games, as opposed to 33 which went under the total.

Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Athletics, ATS Winner – White Sox, O/U – OVER

Notes

Betting Trends

The under has cashed in three of Chicago’s last seven games.

The White Sox have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.

The White Sox have a total OPS of .727 this season and an OPS of .718 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Athletics’ OPS stands at .761 overall and .747 against righties.

Chicago has recorded 24.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 25.0 over its last five.

The Athletics have won three of their last four games SU.

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