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Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics - 8/11/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oakland Athletics at Chicago White Sox
Date & Time Sunday August 11, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Guaranteed Rate Field
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Oakland Athletics -128 / Chicago White Sox +118 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
WGN, NSCA
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The Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox meet Sunday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The Oakland Athletics look for a win after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Athletics have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Oakland Athletics have won eight of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 129 hits and 54 RBI while Ramon Laureano and Matt Chapman have combined for 215 hits and 123 RBI. Chris Bassitt gets the ball, and he is 7-5 with a 3.80 ERA and 101 strikeouts this season. Bassitt is 1-1 with a 4.32 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.

The Chicago White Sox look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The White Sox have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Chicago White Sox have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Leury Garcia leads the White Sox with 126 hits and 34 RBI while Jose Abreu and Yoan Moncada have combined for 237 hits and 142 RBI. Lucas Giolito gets the ball, and he is 12-5 with a 3.44 ERA and 158 strikeouts this season. This will be Giolito’s second career game against the Athletics.

The Athletics are 5-1 in their last 6 Sunday games, 9-2 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 5-11 in Bassitt's last 16 starts with 5 days of rest. The White Sox are 2-7 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series, 9-19 in their last 28 overall and 5-2 in Giolito's last 7 starts with 5 days of rest. The Athletics are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Chicago and 14-3 in the last 17 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Giolito's last 8 home starts. The over is 5-2 in Athletics last 7 Sunday games.

Bassitt has allowed 32 hits and 14 earned runs in his last 33.1 innings, and he has a 4.37 ERA and .236 allowed batting average on the road. Giolito has allowed 36 hits and 21 earned runs in his last 34.2 innings, and he has a 4.10 ERA and .203 allowed batting average at home. Giolito has really struggled as of late after a strong start to the season, and it's only a matter of time before this A's offense gets going. Bassitt has put together back-to-back strong starts and the A's have won six of his last nine games. I'll take the Oakland Athletics and the cheap price. 

Pick:
Oakland Athletics -128

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