White Sox at Athletics 4/16/18 - MLB Picks & Prediction
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Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics
MLB: 10:05 PM ESt
Apr. 16, 2018
Latest Odds : OAK -125 O/U 8.5
The Chicago White (4-8, 3rd AL Central) head west to open a series on the road Monday against the Oakland Athletics (5-10, 4th AL West).
The White Sox had three of their last four games against the Minnesota Twins cancelled due to rain and predicted snow and have not played since losing the series opener 4-0 on Thursday night.
The Athletics were beaten on Saturday by the Seattle Mariners 10-8, as A’s pitchers gave up four home runs. The offense did their part in the loss with 10 hits including two home runs, but the defense committed three errors. The Athletics starter Kendall Graveman was rocked for 8 hits and 5 runs in just four innings.
Yolmer Sanchez is the leading hitter for the White Sox with a batting average of .289. Matt Davidson leads the team in home runs with five and RBIs with 10. Chicago has a team batting average of .234, while opposing batters are averaging .252 against White Sox pitching. On Monday, the White Sox will send Reynaldo Lopez to the mound. The right-hander on the season is 0-1 with an ERA of .69, 11 strikeouts and 7 walks.
Matt Chapman leads the Athletics in batting at .351, in home runs with five and RBIs with 12. Jed Lowrie is the team leader in hits with 21. Oakland has a team batting average of .264, while opposing batters are averaging .287 at the plate against A’s pitching. Oakland will send Daniel Mengden to the mound on Monday. The right-hander is 1-2 with an ERA of 6.19, 12 strikeouts and 2 walks.
Recent Betting Trends:
Chicago is 1-6 in its last 7 games played
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the last 5 White Sox games on the road
Oakland is 1-4 in its last 5 games played
The OVER has cashed in 4 of the last 6 starts for Mengden
Free Betting Pick: Oakland Athletics -125
Chicago has not played well against Oakland losing 5 of their last 6 against the A’s. Chicago has not played or faced live pitching in four days which could throw off their timing. The A’s have hit 21 home runs this season which is third in MLB. Final Score Prediction, Oakland Athletics win 6-2.