White Sox vs. A’s Betting Analysis & Total Play

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Chicago White Sox vs Oakland Athletics

Date: Thursday September 8th, 09:40 ET

Location: T-Mobile Park


Money Line: White Sox -190 / Athletics +156 (Get better odds on your MLB bets at BAS!)

Total Line: 7.0


Chicago: Dylan Cease (13-6, 2.13)
Oakland: JP Sears (3-0, 2.05)

White Sox Projected Lineup

Luis Robert CF
Yoán Moncada 3B
Yasmani Grandal C
Andrew Vaughn RF
AJ Pollock CF
Josh Harrison 2B
José Abreu 1B
Eloy Jiménez LF
Elvis Andrus SS
Dylan Cease P

Athletics Projected Lineup

Shea Langeliers C
Cody Thomas LF
Dermis Garcia 1B
Seth Brown RF
Vimael Machín 3B
Nick Allen SS
Sean Murphy C
Tony Kemp 2B
Ramón Laureano CF
JP Sears P


Chicago White Sox: 69-68-0 SU / OU 60-68-9 / Run Line W/L 61-76-0
Oakland Athletics: 50-87-0 SU / OU 58-71-8 / Run Line W/L 67-70-0

The Oakland Athletics host the Chicago White Sox on Thursday September 8th at T-Mobile Park. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 09:40 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Chicago as the favorite (-190), with an OU line set at 7.0.

Recent Form

In their most recent game, Chicago picked up a 3-run win over the Mariners (9-6). For the game, Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 6 runs on 8 hits. The White Sox benefited from an offense that generated 9 runs on 8 hits. Chicago picked up the win, despite getting 170.0 on the moneyline. This game went over the posted over-under line of 7.0 runs. Even with this game going over the total, Chicago still has an over-under record of just 60-68-9.

The White Sox come into this game with a 3-2 record over their last 5 contests. Over this stretch, the team has a positive run differential at +10. Offensively, the team has put up 26 runs in their last 5 games. Chicago’s season average comes in at 4.24 (19th. So far, Chicago has won over half of their 44 series played, going 18-16-10.

Oakland will look to move on from a 4 run loss to the Braves, falling by the score of 7-3. Oakland’s pitching staff gave up 10 hits, leading to 7 runs for the Braves. The Athletics offense ended the game with just 3 runs on 3 hits. This loss came as no surprise, as Oakland came into the game as the underdog, getting 250.0. So far, the team has gone into 115 games as the underdog, still finding the win column at a rate of 37.0%. The Athletics and Braves went over the run total line set at 7.0 runs. On the season, the team has an over-under record of just 58-71-8.

The Athletics come into today’s game looking to turn things around, as they are just 1-4 over their last 5 games. During this time, the team has a run differential of -10. Even with their recent struggles, the offense has been steady, averaging 4.0 runs per game. This is right in line with their season average of 3.42. Oakland has a below .500 series record of just 11-29-4.

Pitching Matchup

Dylan Cease gets the start for the White Sox, with an overall record of 13-6. In his previous outings, Cease has lasted an average of 5.78 innings, putting together an ERA of just 2.13. Hits have been hard to come by against the right-hander, as his batting average allowed is just 0.185. Not only does Cease have a strong batting average allowed, but he has also avoided giving up home runs. In his previous outings, opponents are averaging just 0.81 HR/9. In terms of strikeouts, Dylan Cease has a strong strikeout percentage of 31.0%, including a per game average of 7.3. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 3.69 walks per outing.

In today’s game, Oakland turns to starter JP Sears. For the year, he has a record of 3-0. Through 7 appearances, Sears has an ERA of just 2.05 while averaging 3.14 innings per appearance. So far, batters are hitting just 0.184 against him. In addition, to his strong BA allowed, he has been able to limit power, allowing just 0.41 home runs allowed per 9 innings. Sears is in the bottom half of the league in strikeouts, averaging just 2.14 K’s per game. This includes a strikeout percentage of 18.0%. Sears has done a good job at limiting walks, averaging just 2.05 per contest.

Chicago vs Oakland History

For the season, the Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics will be playing their 4th game of the season. So far, Chicago is leading the season series, 2-1. Through 3 games, the series over-under record is 1-2, with the average run total sitting at 7.0 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 2.67 runs. Going back to last year, Chicago won the season series, 4 games to 3. In these 7 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 0-4. Last year, the White Sox and Athletics averaged 7.0 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 3.29 runs per contest.

Betting Trends

  • White Sox are 46-16 in their last 62 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
  • White Sox are 6-2 in their last 8 overall.
  • Athletics are 7-3 in their last 10 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Athletics are 101-49 in their last 150 vs. American League Central.

Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics Prediction

Heading into Thursday’s American League matchup between Chicago and Oakland, the over-under line is set at 7 runs. With Dylan Cease on the mound, look for this game to fall below that number. In his last outing, Cease gave up just 1 hit while pitching a complete game. On the other side, JP Sears has gone under the radar pitching for a bad A’s team.

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