Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox 8-24-2023

Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox 8/24/2023 Game Forecast, Odds and Tips

Oakland Athletics (36-90) vs. Chicago White Sox (49-77)

Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox 8/24/2023 – On Thursday, the Oakland A’s left for Chicago to face the White Sox. Oakland departed for the road after a six-game homestand against the last-place Kansas City Royals of the AL Central Division and the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles. After being outscored 28-7 in the series, the Orioles were swept by the A’s over the weekend. The A’s took a 6-4 victory in the series opener against Kansas City thanks to a walk-off home run by Brent Rooker. Tuesday night, Oakland won again, this time 5-4, but lost the series finale 4-0.

 

After a brief five-game road trip, the faltering White Sox are back home and in the middle of a seven-game homestand. The White Sox had a losing record when traveling to Colorado to play the Rockies and then across town to face the Cubs. The White Sox pitching surrendered 29 runs in the first two losses of the series in Colorado, which made it particularly difficult for them. The White Sox pitchers struggled against the hot Seattle Mariners in the first game of this homestand, going down 14-2. After losing game two, the White Sox also defeated the Mariners 5-4 in ten innings on Wednesday to snap their eight-game winning run. For free baseball picks, explore our insights.

Athletics vs. White Sox Game Info

When: Thursday, August 24, 2023 8:10 PM ET.
Where: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Stream: MLB.TV

Ken Waldichuk (2-7, ERA: 5.91) vs (1-6, ERA: 3.79)

On Thursday night, the A’s will give the ball to lefty Ken Waldicuk. In 28 appearances this season, including 17 starts, Waldichuk is 2-7. His ERA is 5.91 after allowing 117 hits over 105 innings. His WHIP is 1.68, and his K/9 rate is 9.2. Waldichuk performed significantly better over the course of his last five appearances. In five appearances, including four starts, he is 0-1 overall. He has a 3.24 earned run average, 25 innings pitched, 19 hits allowed, and 29 strikeouts.

 

In the series’ first game against Oakland, the White Sox will use right-hander Jesse Scholtens. Before settling with the major club in July, Scholtens moved back and forth between the minors and majors this year. He made 20 appearances so far, including six starts, and is 1-6. With a 3.79 ERA in 59.1 innings of work, Scholtens gave up 58 hits. His WHIP is 1.35, and his K/9 rate is 6.4. With an ERA of 4.43 in his past five outings, four of which were starts, he is 0-3 overall. In 22.1 innings pitched during that time, he struck out 21 batters while surrendering 21 hits. In 22 innings of work at home, Scholtens is 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA and 25 hits allowed.

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Chicago White Sox -145, Total Odds: 9.5

 

Side with the more potent White Sox team in a contest between two teams already thinking about the upcoming season. Over the past week or two, Chicago’s scoring slightly increased, averaging over five runs per game. The A’s lineup might be precisely what the doctor ordered for Chicago’s pitchers, despite their struggling pitching staff. Oakland is the lowest in baseball regarding runs per game, batting average, and slugging percentage.
Furthermore, Scholtens excelled in the role of a starter, pitching at least six innings in three of his most recent four starts and allowing three runs or less in each of those 6+ inning outings. Additionally, going into this game, the A’s lost each of Waldichuk’s previous three starts. On Thursday night, expect Chicago to win to open this series.

 

Oakland Athletics Betting Trends

-The total went OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 matches. The Oakland Athletics are 3-9 SU in their last 12 matches. The Oakland Athletics are 3-6 SU in their last 9 matches against the Chi White Sox. The Oakland Athletics are 1-9 SU in their last 10 matches on the road. The Oakland Athletics are 2-5 SU in their last 7 matches when playing on the road against the Chi White Sox.-

 

Chicago White Sox Betting Trends

The total went OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 6 matches. The Chi White Sox are 3-8 SU in their last 11 matches. The total went OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 5 matches against Oakland. The Chi White Sox are 1-5 SU in their last 6 matches at home. The Chi White Sox are 5-2 SU in their last 7 matches when playing at home against Oakland.

Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox 8/24/2023 Betting Picks

The total went OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 matches against an opponent in the American League. The total went OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 matches against an American League Central Division opponent. The total went UNDER in 10 of Chi White Sox’s last 15 matches against an opponent in the American League. The total went OVER in 8 of Chi White Sox’s last 11 matches against an American League West Division opponent. For insights from professional sports cappers, explore our expert analysis.

Free Pick and Prediction: Chicago White Sox will 6-4 win

 

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