The Chicago White Sox and the Oakland athletics will meet on Friday. All updated odds for this game can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The White Sox have lost their last two games and have thus made a battle in their division. They have a one game lead currently as the Tigers are nipping at their heels. To start the series tonight Chicago will send Gavin Floyd to the mound who has pitched pretty well this season. He has allowed 122 hits in 122 innings of work good enough for 4.43 ERA.
The Athletics on the other hand have been one of the biggest surprises in baseball and would be in the postseason if the season ended today. They are 5-5 in the last 10 games and are on top of the AL wild-card standings. They will start Brandon McCarthy who makes his return from the DL tonight. McCarthy pitched well before getting hurt pitching to a 2.54 ERA in 78 innings of work.
Chicago is 8-2 in their last 10 home games against a right handed starter, 9-4 in their last 13 games as a home favorite, and 4-1 in Floyd’s last five starts as a favorite. Oakland is 5-1 in their last six games following an off day, 23-9 in their last 32 games overall, and 7-0 in McCarthy’s last seven starts.
Floyd has been very inconsistent as of late and even though McCarthy is returning from a stint on the DL we like Oakland as moneyline underdogs on the road at best online sportsbooks.