White Sox Vs Athletics: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 31, 2022

Written By Staff on July 31, 2022

The Oakland Athletics (38-64) will look for another big outing from a slugger on a roll when they match up against the Chicago White Sox (50-50) on Sunday at 2:10 PM ET at Guaranteed Rate Field. Stephen Piscotty is on a two-game home run streak. Chicago’s (-290 to win) Dylan Cease starts against Oakland’s (+237) Adam Oller.

The betting insights in this article use the latest odds as of July 31, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET.

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White Sox vs Athletics Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Cease (CHW) Pitcher Oller (OAK)
10 – 4 W/L 1 – 3
110.2 IP 32.1
2.03 ERA 8.07
1.193 WHIP 1.856
12.5 K/9 6.1
4 BB/9 5.8

White Sox Probable Starter Dylan Cease

  • The White Sox will send Cease (10-4) to the mound for his 21st start of the season. He is 10-4 with a 2.03 ERA and 154 strikeouts through 110 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Sunday, the righty went 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the Cleveland Guardians while surrendering seven hits.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 2.03, with 12.5 strikeouts per nine innings, in 20 games this season. Opponents are batting .203 against him.
  • Cease is aiming to earn his third straight quality start in this outing.
  • He will take the mound against an Athletics offense that is batting .216 as a unit (30th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .348 (29th in MLB) with 89 total home runs (24th in MLB).
  • The 26-year-old ranks fourth in ERA (2.03), 35th in WHIP (1.193), and first in K/9 (12.5) among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 31, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Athletics Stats vs Cease

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Elvis Andrus 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Sean Murphy 3 .333 1 1 1 .500 1.833
Seth Brown 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tony Kemp 2 .000 0 0 1 .333 .333

Athletics Probable Starter Adam Oller

  • The Athletics’ Oller (1-3) will make his seventh start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday, when he gave up three earned runs and allowed four hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Houston Astros.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 8.07 and 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .289 in 11 games this season.
  • In six starts this season, Oller has not yet earned a quality start.
  • The White Sox are batting .257 this season, third in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .384 (20th in the league) with 86 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 31, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Stats vs Oller

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox have compiled a 32-28 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 53.3% of those games).
  • Chicago has not played a game this season with moneyline odds of -290 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the White Sox a 74.4% chance to win.
  • Chicago has played in 100 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 46 times (46-48-6).
  • The White Sox have gone 45-55-0 ATS this season.
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Athletics Betting Trends

  • The Athletics have entered the game as underdogs 89 times this season and won 34, or 38.2%, of those games.
  • Oakland has a record of 1-3 in games where oddsmakers have them as underogs of at least +237 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Athletics, based on the moneyline, is 29.7%.
  • Oakland’s games have gone over the total in 44 of their 103 chances.
  • The Athletics are 52-51-0 against the spread in their 103 chances this season.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Jose Abreu has put up a .383 on-base percentage and a .460 slugging percentage, both team-best numbers for the White Sox. He’s hitting .299 with 27 doubles, 11 home runs and 47 walks.
  • Abreu ranks 18th in batting average, 12th in on base percentage, and 45th in slugging among the qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Abreu heads into this matchup on a three-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .211 with two doubles, a walk and an RBI.
  • Andrew Vaughn is hitting .290 with 18 doubles, 10 home runs and 19 walks.
  • Vaughn’s batting average ranks 30th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 56th, and he is 56th in the league in slugging.
  • A.J. Pollock is batting .239 with 16 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 18 walks.
  • Pollock has safely hit in six straight games. In his last 10 outings he is batting .273 with three doubles, a home run, four walks and seven RBI.
  • Josh Harrison is hitting .231 with 13 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 14 walks.

White Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Abreu 374 .299 53 11 48 .383 .843
Andrew Vaughn 303 .290 40 10 49 .340 .789
A.J. Pollock 280 .239 34 5 33 .286 .643
Leury García 244 .205 29 3 17 .230 .500
Josh Harrison 229 .231 32 5 20 .300 .671
Gavin Sheets 226 .230 18 8 24 .293 .678
Yoán Moncada 207 .203 22 5 27 .263 .587
Yasmani Grandal 200 .200 6 2 19 .297 .542
Adam Engel 182 .247 27 2 14 .297 .654
Reese McGuire 151 .225 12 0 10 .261 .546

Athletics Players to Watch

  • Sean Murphy leads Oakland with an OBP of .317, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .428.
  • Among all qualified hitters in MLB, Murphy’s batting average ranks 110th, his on-base percentage is 101st, and he is 69th in slugging percentatge.
  • Elvis Andrus is batting .243 with a .382 slugging percentage and 28 RBI this year.
  • Among all qualifying hittersplayers, Andrus ranks 105th in batting average, 115th in on-base percentage and 115th in slugging percentage.
  • Seth Brown leads Oakland with 72 hits. He is batting .234 this season and 35 of his hits have gone for extra bases.
  • Tony Kemp is batting .217 with a .290 OBP and 21 RBI for Oakland this season.

Athletics Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Sean Murphy 332 .241 43 12 41 .317 .745
Elvis Andrus 317 .243 38 7 28 .308 .690
Tony Kemp 309 .217 32 4 21 .290 .601
Seth Brown 308 .234 34 15 44 .282 .733
Ramón Laureano 262 .221 39 10 22 .304 .693
Chad Pinder 247 .243 26 9 33 .268 .677
Nick Allen 119 .193 12 1 7 .256 .517
Stephen Piscotty 105 .219 12 5 14 .282 .682
Stephen Vogt 85 .153 10 5 12 .227 .556
Vimael Machin 72 .181 5 1 4 .247 .483

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