Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox - 4/17/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (4-9) at Oakland Athletics (7-10)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 10:05 pm (Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum)
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The Line: Oakland Athletics -153 / Chicago White Sox +143 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: NSCA, WGN
The Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics meet Tuesday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.
The Chicago White Sox could use a win here after losing seven of their last eight games. The White Sox have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Chicago White Sox have lost six straight games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Avisail Garcia leads the White Sox with 13 hits and three RBI while Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson have combined for 25 hits and 11 RBI. Miguel Gonzalez gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 8.68 ERA and four strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 0-3 with a 4.11 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
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The Oakland Athletics look for anther victory after splitting their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 18 runs in their last three games while four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Oakland Athletics are 5-4 this season when scoring at least four runs. Jed Lowrie leads the Athletics with 24 hits and 17 RBI while Matt Chapman and Marcus Semien have combined for 39 hits and 21 RBI. Trevor Cahill gets the ball, and he was 4-3 with a 4.93 ERA and 87 strikeouts last season. Cahill is 1-3 with a 4.21 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 22-49 in their last 71 road games, 6-21 in their last 27 during game 2 of a series and 5-15 in Gonzalezs last 20 starts. The Athletics are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series, 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League Central and 8-20 in their last 28 Tuesday games. The White Sox are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Oakland, 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Cahill hasn't pitched yet this season and wasn't good last year despite not playing a whole ton. However, Gonzalez has been rocked this season in 9.1 innings, allowing 16 hits and nine earned runs on a .364 batting average. With the way the Oakland Athletics swing the bats, especially at home, this is another tough spot for the White Sox. The price isn't great for a subpar pitcher making his season debut, but I can't back the White Sox, even with decent plus money.