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Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox - 7/14/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics
Date & Time Sunday July 14, 2019, 4:07 PM (EDT)
Oakland Coliseum
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: Chicago White Sox +177 / Oakland Athletics -233 -- Over/Under: 10
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The Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics meet Sunday in MLB action at Oakland Coliseum.

The Chicago White Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The White Sox have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last 10 games. The Chicago White Sox have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Yoan Moncada leads the White Sox with 97 hits and 49 RBI while Jose Abreu and Leury Garcia have combined for 191 hits and 91 RBI. Reynaldo Lopez gets the ball, and he is 4-8 with a 6.34 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. This will be Lopez’s second career game against the Athletics.

The Oakland Athletics look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The Athletics have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Oakland Athletics have won 18 straight games when scoring four or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Athletics with 104 hits and 48 RBI while Matt Chapman and Ramon Laureano have combined for 180 hits and 103 RBI. Brett Anderson gets the ball, and he is 9-5 with a 3.86 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Anderson is 1-1 with a 4.55 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.

The White Sox are 8-20 in their last 28 vs. American League West and 1-5 in their last 6 road games. The Athletics are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 5-12 in their last 17 Sunday games and 7-3 in Anderson's last 10 home starts. The White Sox are 22-46 in the last 68 meetings in Oakland and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Anderson's last 8 starts overall. The over is 6-2 in Lopez's last 8 starts overall.

Lopez has been rocked pretty much all season long, and he's allowing a 6.59 ERA and .314 batting average in 41 innings on the road this season. That's not what I want to see when going up against a red hot A's offense and team overall. Anderson has allowed just seven hits and two runs in his last 14 innings, and he's allowed three or less earned runs in seven of his last eight starts overall. Bottom line is the A's offense is too hot to bet against when facing a pitcher who gets rocked most times when on the hill. I'll take the RL for extra value to shave down a crazy ML price.

Oakland Athletics -1.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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