MLB Preview: Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics

by Dirty on July 24, 2010

Chicago White Sox Betting The Chicago White Sox and the Oakland Athletics will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Righthander Freddy Garcia will take the mound for the White Sox to start this game. Garcia is 9-3 this season with a 4.37 ERA.

Garcia’s opponent in this one will be Vin Mazzaro. The Athletics righthander has a 3.33 ERA to go along with a 4-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Athletics listed as 114-moneyline favorites versus the White Sox, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

Alex Rios went 2-for-4 with a run batted in on Friday, and the White Sox defeated the A’s 5-1. The White Sox won that game as +121 underdogs, while the six runs went UNDER the posted over/under (7) set by sportsbooks.

Mark Buehrle allowed just four hits and one run in a complete-game win for the White Sox.

Trevor Cahill surrendered four hits and three runs over his seven innings in the A’s loss.

Team records:
Chicago: 53-42 SU
Oakland: 48-48 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

Oakland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Chi White Sox are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games
Chi White Sox are 16-8 SU in their last 24 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Oakland
Oakland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Oakland is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
Oakland is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Next up:
Oakland home to Chi White Sox, Sunday, July 25

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