Athletics at White Sox Prediction - MLB Picks 8/27/23

Chicago White Sox (50-79) vs Oakland Athletics (38-91)

Game Info: Sunday, August 27, 2023 at 2:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Mike Clevinger (5-6) (3.47) vs Paul Blackburn (3-3) (4.00)

Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox -132 / Oakland Athletics +111 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at Guaranteed Rate Field. 

A’s Bats Picking Up

Athletics fans haven’t had much to cheer about most of the season, but the bats finally seem to be showing some life. In the first game of this series the A’s offense scored 12 runs on the way to an eight run victory. Ryan Noda hit a home run and had three RBIs. Brent Rooker also finished with two hits, something he has done all season. The A’s are averaging 3.67 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.94 runs per game. The offense is ranked 30th while the pitching is also ranked 30th. Brent Rooker has hit 22 home runs and driven in 55 RBIs. On the mound for the A’s will be Paul Blackburn who sits with a 3-3 record and an ERA of 4.00. 

A's Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have lost 21 of their last 22 day games against American League opponents following a loss.
  • The Athletics have covered the run line in six of their last seven games against the White Sox.
  • The Athletics have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last six day games against AL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Athletics have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last four day games against American League opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Athletics have led after 7 innings in three of their last four games as road underdogs.

Can Clevinger Get Run Support Here

Mike Clevinger will be on the mound for the White Sox and he sits with a 5-6 record and an ERA of 3.47. Two starts ago against the Cubs he went seven innings giving up zero hits, and the team still wasn’t able to give him a win. The White Sox overall are averaging 4.13 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.16 runs per game. The offense is ranked 25th in the league while the pitching is ranked 27th. The White Sox need to get the bats going early, and try to help out Clevinger here. 

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox have lost each of their last four games as favorites against AL West opponents following a home win.
  • The White Sox have failed to cover the run line eight of their last nine games at Guaranteed Rate Field against teams that held a losing record.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the White Sox's last three day games.
  • The White Sox have trailed after 7 innings in four of their last five games as favorites.
  • The White Sox have led after 3 innings in each of their last three day games against American League opponents.

A's vs White Sox Facts

  • The Chicago White Sox ranks 29th in the league for walks allowed this season (530).
  • The Chicago White Sox ranks 28th in the league for home runs allowed this season (183).
  • The Oakland Athletics ranks 30th in the league for RBI's this season (457).
  • The Oakland Athletics ranks 30th in the league for batting average this season (.224).

Shane’s Free Pick

Both teams are going to really struggle here. Blackburn is going to lockdown the White Sox. I also expect a strong start from Clevinger who is pitching with a lot of confidence heading into this game. The White Sox aren’t going to find a whole lot of success here against Blackburn and the under is going to cash here. Back the under. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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