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2021 MLB Handicapping
(68-51) Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox (69-50)
Date: Tuesday, August 17th
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Chris Bassitt vs. Reynaldo Lopez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Athletics -120 | White Sox EVEN
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics -1.5 (+135)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The road woes continue for the Oakland Athletics, who dropped 2 of 3 in Arlington over the weekend and kicked off their series with the White Sox with a 5-2 defeat on Monday. The A’s have three more games in Chicago before heading home.
Monday’s win was a nice bounce back for the Chicago White Sox, who were reeling a bit after consecutive home losses to the Yankees. Chicago still comes into Monday’s game as slight underdogs, giving them tremendous value at home.
The A’s are favored Monday and they need a win. Oakland still has a hold on the #2 wild card spot, but the Yankees are on a three game win streak and have closed the gap to 1.5 games. The Athletics are also just 2.5 back from Houston in the AL West.
Things started off so well on this road trip, it’s hard to explain how it has gone sour. The A’s rolled through a 3-game sweep in Cleveland, outscoring the Indians 27-6, but after dropping 2 of 3 to the last place Rangers it’s hard to trust Oakland on Tuesday night.
The A’s are still favored in Tuesday’s matchup, mostly because the White Sox are sending Reynaldo Lopez to the hill for just his 3rd start this season. Will that help Oakland find the offense that exploded for a 17-0 win over the Indians last week?
Oakland counters Lopez with Chris Bassitt, and the A’s have won three straight of the right-handers starts. Bassitt has allowed a single ER over that span (20.0 IP) and was the benefactor of that 17 run outburst in Cleveland in his last outing.
Chicago White Sox
The South Siders were able to get back on track on Monday night thanks to a 3-hit night from Luis Robert that included a solo HR. Chicago was down 2-0 in the second inning, but clawed back with runs in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th innings.
It was a nice rebound for Chicago, who had dropped two straight to the Yankees following the dramatic 9-8 win in the “Field of Dreams” game. The Sox have a tough go of it on Tuesday vs. a red hot Bassitt, who they have gone 9 for 38 against (.237) as a team.
There’s definitely value on Chicago on Tuesday at EVEN odds, but Lopez remains a huge question mark. Most of his appearances this year have been out of the bullpen, and although Lopez allowed just 1 hit in his last start he also threw just 3.0 IP. The Sox bullpen has a test ahead of them.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- A’s are 8-1 last 9 vs. RH starter
- A’s are 4-1 last 5 following a loss
- A’s are 8-3 last 11 road games
- White Sox are 56-26 last 82 home games
- White Sox are 8-24 last 32 games as an underdog
- White Sox are 6-17 last 23 head to head meetings
Free Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
Can Oakland get the bounce back on Tuesday? If Chicago had any of their regular starters going than Lopez you’d say they had huge value. That being said, the White Sox have a great bullpen and an offense that can get to Bassitt.
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