Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox: Best Odds and Preview for September 7, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 6, 2021, 6:48 pm

The Oakland Athletics (74-63) host the Chicago White Sox (79-58) for a contest sportsbooks have set as a pick ’em on Tuesday at RingCentral Coliseum, beginning at 9:40 PM ET.

James Kaprielian starts for Oakland while Chicago will counter with Jimmy Lambert.

Best Odds for Oakland Athletics vs Chicago White Sox

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox.

Athletics Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have come away with 53 wins in the 88 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season.
  • Contests with Oakland have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 64 of 136 chances this season.
  • The Athletics rank 15th in the league with 620 total runs scored this season.
  • In four games as the favorite over the last 10 matchups, Oakland has a record of 3-1.
  • In their last 10 games with an over/under, the Athletics and their opponents have combined to clear the total seven times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Kaprielian (7-4 with a 3.87 ERA and 99 strikeouts in 97 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Athletics, his 19th of the season.
  • His last time out was on Wednesday against the Tigers, when the righty threw four innings, surrendering four earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • Kaprielian’s team has put together a 10-8 record over his 18 starts.
  • Kaprielian’s starts hit the over on the run total 10 times in 18 games with a set total this season.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Khris Davis 3 .375 .375 .625 0 1 3
Matt Olson 131 .274 .365 .544 32 89 130
Austin Allen 4 .250 .250 .625 1 1 2
Starling Marte 64 .305 .401 .451 7 25 71
Starling Marte 33 .329 .367 .464 3 16 46
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White Sox Insights

Betting Trends

  • The White Sox have gone 11-20 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 35.5% of those games).
  • Chicago has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 137 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 63 of those games (63-68-6).
  • The White Sox have the No. 7 offense in MLB action scoring five runs per game (686 total runs).
  • Over the last 10 games, Chicago has been named the moneyline underdog by oddsmakers only once, a game it lost.
  • Over their last 10 matchups (all 10 of them had set totals), the White Sox and their opponents combined to hit the over five times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • The White Sox are sending Lambert (0-1) out for his third start of the season.
  • The righty last appeared on Sunday, Aug. 1 against the Indians, when he went three innings, allowing one earned run while giving up two hits.
  • His team split the two games he’s appeared in this season.
  • Lambert’s two starts with a total this season both went under.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Yasmani Grandal 69 .227 .415 .532 19 53 46
Luis Robert 46 .341 .376 .546 7 22 63
José Abreu 130 .265 .344 .499 28 103 129
Eloy Jiménez 34 .267 .326 .496 8 30 35
Gavin Sheets 32 .230 .297 .520 8 21 23

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