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Athletics Vs White Sox: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 9/7/2021

The Oakland Athletics (74-63) host the Chicago White Sox (79-58) on Tuesday to start a three-game series, with the first pitch at 9:40 PM ET at RingCentral Coliseum. The Athletics enter the matchup after a series loss to the Blue Jays, and the White Sox are coming off a series loss to the Royals. Oakland’s (-110 to win) James Kaprielian gets the start against Chicago’s (-110) Jimmy Lambert.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 6, 2021, 6:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Athletics vs White Sox Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Kaprielian (OAK) Pitcher Lambert (CHW)
7 – 4 W/L 0 – 1
97.2 IP 8.0
3.87 ERA 9.00
1.210 WHIP 2.130
9.1 K/9 9
3.4 BB/9 4.5

Athletics Probable Starter James Kaprielian

  • Kaprielian (7-4) takes the mound first for the Athletics in his 19th start of the season. He’s put together a 3.87 ERA in 97 2/3 innings pitched, with 99 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent outing on Wednesday against the Tigers, the right-hander went four innings, allowing four earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • The opposing White Sox offense has a collective .253 batting average, and is sixth in the league with 1146 total hits and fifth in MLB play with 686 runs scored. They have the ninth-ranked slugging percentage (.421) and rank 16th in home runs (165) in all of MLB.
  • The Athletics have a 6-5 record in Kaprielian’s 11 starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 6, 2021 at 6:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Probable Starter Jimmy Lambert

  • The White Sox will send Lambert to the mound for his third start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, Aug. 1 against the Indians, throwing three innings and giving up one earned run.
  • The Athletics have scored 620 runs this season, which ranks 15th in MLB. They have 1076 hits, 20th in baseball, with 173 home runs (13th in the league).
  • He has yet to start a game this season when his team was the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 6, 2021 at 6:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics average 4.1 runs per home game compared to 4.9 per contest on the road.
  • The Athletics are the 15th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.5 runs per game (620 total).
  • The Athletics have won 51 of the 88 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (58%).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -110 or shorter, Oakland has a 51-36 record (winning 58.6% of its games).
  • In the 134 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Oakland, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 63 times (63-67-4).
  • Oakland was the moneyline favorite in four of its last 10 games, and finished 3-1 in those matchups.

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White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox have scored 686 runs this season, which ranks fifth in MLB.
  • In 67 road games this season, they’ve scored 4.9 runs per contest compared to the 5.1 per game they average at home.
  • The White Sox have been underdogs in 30 games this season and won 10 (33.3%) of those contests.
  • Chicago has a record of 11-21, a 34.4% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of -110 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 61 of their 135 games with a total this season.
  • Over the past 10 games, Chicago has been the underdog just once and lost that contest.

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Matt Olson has accumulated a team-best 32 home runs and 89 runs batted in.
  • Olson ranks ninth in HR (32), 10th in RBI (89), 21st in OBP (.365), and ninth in SLG (.544) among the qualifying batters in MLB action.
  • Jed Lowrie has 25 doubles, 14 home runs and 45 walks while batting .252.
  • Lowrie does not rank among the top hitters in the majors among qualified hitters in MLB.

Athletics Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Olson 474 .274 88 32 89 .365 .909
Matt Chapman 465 .224 69 24 67 .322 .741
Elvis Andrus 446 .226 48 3 30 .269 .572
Mark Canha 434 .237 81 16 53 .364 .776
Jed Lowrie 429 .252 53 14 67 .324 .732
Sean Murphy 352 .216 41 16 57 .309 .727
Josh Harrison 320 .294 39 6 38 .366 .800
Yan Gomes 292 .257 38 12 48 .290 .725
Tony Kemp 263 .259 40 6 27 .368 .767
Starling Marte 233 .305 52 7 25 .401 .852

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Jose Abreu leads Chicago in home runs with 28 and runs batted in with 103.
  • Abreu ranks 18th in HR (28), and first in RBI (103) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Yoan Moncada has collected 115 hits this season and has an OBP of .370. He’s slugging .393 on the year.
  • Among qualified hitters, Moncada ranks 14th in OBP in the league.

White Sox Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Abreu 487 .265 78 28 103 .344 .843
Yoán Moncada 440 .261 60 11 54 .370 .763
Andrew Vaughn 383 .245 54 15 45 .321 .739
César Hernández 376 .231 60 18 47 .307 .738
Leury García 333 .255 48 3 46 .329 .677
Brian Goodwin 210 .229 31 8 26 .321 .721
Yasmani Grandal 203 .227 50 19 53 .415 .947
Luis Robert 185 .341 30 7 22 .376 .922
Danny Mendick 160 .225 14 2 20 .309 .603
Eloy Jiménez 131 .267 17 8 30 .326 .822

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