White Sox vs. Athletics - 9/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Athletics (62-83) at Chicago White Sox (68-75)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 2:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
S Nolin (1-1) (3.08) vs. J Quintana (9-10) (3.53)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -152 / Oakland Athletics +142 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox end a four-game series Thursday.
The Oakland Athletics need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Athletics have scored 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Athletics have split their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Billy Burns leads Oakland with 138 hits and 36 RBI while Brett Lawrie and Josh Reddick have combined for 131 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have lost six of their last 10 road games. Sean Nolin gets the nod, and he’s 1-1 with a 3.09 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This is Nolin’s first career game against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The White Sox have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The White Sox have won eight of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 164 hits and 93 RBI while Melky Cabrera and Adam Eaton have combined for 117 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have split their last eight home games. Jose Quintana takes the hill, and he’s 9-10 with a 3.53 ERA and 158 strikeouts this season. Quintana is 0-0 with a 4.85 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 1-5 in their last 6 vs. a team with a losing record and 8-20 in their last 28 road games. The White Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 Thursday games and 5-0 in Quintanas last 5 starts. The Athletics are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Chicago.
The White Sox have had great recent success with Quintana on the hill. Meanwhile, The A's continue to slump and have been even worse on the road. Chicago takes this game on a quick turnaround.