White Sox Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 29, 2022

Written By Staff on July 30, 2022

The Chicago White Sox (49-49) and Oakland Athletics (37-63) meet on Friday to start a three-game series, with the first pitch at 8:10 PM ET at Guaranteed Rate Field. Chicago’s (-177 to win) Lance Lynn and Oakland’s (+150) James Kaprielian pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The insights in the following article reflect odds as of July 29, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET.

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White Sox vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Lynn (CHW) Pitcher Kaprielian (OAK)
1 – 3 W/L 1 – 5
42.0 IP 74.0
6.43 ERA 4.74
1.381 WHIP 1.324
8.8 K/9 6
2.1 BB/9 4.1

White Sox Probable Starter Lance Lynn

  • Lynn gets the start for the White Sox, his ninth of the season. He is 1-3 with a 6.43 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 42 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Saturday against the Cleveland Guardians, the righty went 6 2/3 scoreless innings while surrendering three hits.
  • In eight games this season, the 35-year-old has put up a 6.43 ERA and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .276 to opposing hitters.
  • Lynn is looking to pick up his third quality start of the year.
  • The opposing Athletics offense has the 29th-ranked slugging percentage (.343) and is 25th in MLB play with 83 home runs. It has a collective .215 batting average, and is last in MLB with 709 total hits and 29th in MLB action scoring 345 runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 29, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Lynn

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Stephen Piscotty 15 .400 6 1 2 .438 1.171
Ramón Laureano 13 .077 1 0 2 .188 .265
Tony Kemp 10 .200 2 0 0 .200 .400
Elvis Andrus 8 .250 2 0 1 .250 .500
Sean Murphy 7 .143 1 1 1 .250 .821
Seth Brown 7 .286 2 1 1 .286 1.143
Vimael Machín 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Chad Pinder 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Athletics Probable Starter James Kaprielian

  • The Athletics’ Kaprielian (1-5) will make his 16th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Sunday, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings without allowing a run on two hits in a matchup with the Texas Rangers.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 4.74 and 6 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .232 in 15 games this season.
  • He has started 15 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in two of them.
  • The White Sox have scored 431 runs this season, which ranks 16th in MLB. They are batting .257 for the campaign with 84 home runs, 24th in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 29, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Stats vs Kaprielian

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yoán Moncada 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.667
Andrew Vaughn 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Gavin Sheets 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Eloy Jiménez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
José Abreu 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Leury García 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox are 31-27 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 53.4% of those games).
  • Chicago has a 6-4 record (winning 60% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -177 or shorter.
  • The White Sox have a 63.9% chance to win this matchup based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Chicago has had an over/under set by bookmakers 98 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 45 of those games (45-47-6).
  • The White Sox have a 45-53-0 record against the spread this season.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • This season, the Athletics have been the underdog 87 times and won 33, or 37.9%, of those games.
  • Oakland is 15-26 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +150 or more on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Athletics have a 40% chance to win.
  • Games involving Oakland have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 43 of 101 chances this season.
  • The Athletics are 50-51-0 ATS in their 101 games with a spread this season.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Jose Abreu has racked up a team-best OBP (.383) and slugging percentage (.463), while leading the White Sox in hits (110). He’s hitting .300 with 27 doubles, 11 home runs and 46 walks.
  • Among qualified batters in baseball, Abreu ranks 17th in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage, and 46th in slugging.
  • Andrew Vaughn is batting .290 with 17 doubles, 10 home runs and 19 walks.
  • Among the qualified, Vaughn ranks 31st in batting average, 57th in on-base percentage, and 57th in slugging.
  • Tim Anderson has 12 doubles, six home runs and 14 walks while hitting .310.
  • Anderson has safely hit in three games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .300 with a double, two walks and an RBI.
  • A.J. Pollock is batting .237 with 15 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 16 walks.
  • Pollock enters this matchup on a four-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .400 with two doubles, a home run, two walks and seven RBI.

White Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Abreu 367 .300 53 11 47 .383 .846
Andrew Vaughn 300 .290 39 10 49 .338 .785
Tim Anderson 294 .310 48 6 25 .351 .763
A.J. Pollock 274 .237 33 5 33 .280 .634
Leury García 243 .206 29 3 17 .231 .503
Josh Harrison 223 .233 31 4 18 .304 .667
Gavin Sheets 218 .225 17 7 22 .290 .657
Yoán Moncada 199 .211 22 5 27 .273 .610
Yasmani Grandal 192 .208 6 2 19 .308 .563
Adam Engel 182 .247 26 2 14 .297 .654

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sean Murphy leads Oakland with 79 hits and an OBP of .322, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .426.
  • Of all the qualifying batters in the majors, Murphy is 101st in batting average, 93rd in on-base percentage and 73rd in slugging percentage.
  • Elvis Andrus has collected 73 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .304.
  • Andrus’ batting average is 118th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage places him 122nd, and he is 133rd in slugging.
  • Seth Brown has collected 68 base hits, an OBP of .276 and a slugging percentage of .420 this season.
  • Tony Kemp is batting .216 with a .291 OBP and 21 RBI for Oakland this season.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 324 .244 42 11 40 .322 .748
Elvis Andrus 309 .236 35 6 27 .304 .670
Tony Kemp 301 .216 32 4 21 .291 .597
Seth Brown 300 .227 31 12 41 .276 .696
Ramón Laureano 255 .224 38 10 22 .305 .701
Chad Pinder 244 .242 26 9 33 .268 .678
Nick Allen 113 .195 12 1 6 .260 .517
Stephen Piscotty 101 .218 11 4 11 .283 .659
Stephen Vogt 84 .155 10 5 12 .229 .562
Vimael Machin 68 .191 5 1 4 .260 .510

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