Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics - 9/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (61-81) at Chicago White Sox (67-73)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 14, 2015 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
S Gray (13-7) (2.28) vs. J Danks (7-12) (4.60)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +110 / Oakland Athletics -120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and the Oakland A’s face off on Monday in Chicago in game one of their MLB series of teams playing out the season.
The Chicago White Sox have played well over the last month but it has been far too late to be relevant in the American League post-season race. The White Sox are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 35-36 at home, and they are 17 games back in the AL Central. As a team the White Sox are hitting .253 with Jose Abreu hitting .292, Adam Eaton hitting .274, and Avisail Garcia hitting .270. The White Sox pitching staff has an ERA of 3.93 with the starters at 4.12 and the bullpen at 3.46. For game one against the A’s the White Sox start John Danks who has allowed 168 hits and 90 runs while striking out 108 over 154.2 innings for a 7-12 record and a 4.60 ERA.
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The Oakland A’s have spent this season in full rebuilding mode and they are in last place in the American League West. Oakland is 3-7 in their last 10 games, 28-40 on the road, and they are 16 games back in the AL West. As a team the A’s are hitting .253 with Billy Burns hitting .297, Josh Reddick hitting .277, and Stephen Vogt hitting .271. The A’s pitching staff has an ERA of 3.83 with the starters at 3.47 and the bullpen at 4.57. For game one in Chicago Oakland start Sonny Gray who has allowed 145 hits and 49 earned runs while striking out 156 over 193.2 innings for a 13-7 record and a 2.28 ERA.
Chicago is 4-9 in game one of a series, 1-4 in their last five Monday games, and 4-1 in Johnson’s last five starts. Oakland is 35-17 in Monday games, 5-15 in their last 20 road games, and 0-4 against a team with a losing record. Oakland is 1-5 in their last six games in Chicago.
Gray hasn’t been himself of late and Danks has been improving so I look for the White Sox to win here.