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Athletics vs. White Sox MLB Betting Pick from Will Rogers: June 23rd 2017

Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox
MLB Pick: White Sox -105 odds (June 23rd 2017)
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The set-up: The Oakland A’s swept a four-game series at home with the NY Yankees (last Thursday through Sunday) but followed that success by losing all four games of a home series with the Astros this week (Monday through Thursday). The A’s are 31-42 on the season and find themselves in the AL West basement, 18 1/2 games back of the Astros. They travel to Chicago to open a three-game series with the White Sox, who are kicking off a 10-game homestand. Chicago is likely happy to be back at Guaranteed Rate Field, after playing 15 of its last 19 games on the road. After all, the White Sox are 15-12 at home but just 17-27 on the road.

The pitching matchup: Jharel Cotton (4-7 & 5.40 ERA) will get the starts for Oakland and RH Mike Pelfrey (3-5 & 3.56 ERA) for Chicago. Cotton ended a five-start win-less drought his last time out, allowing three runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings of Sunday’s 4-3 win over the Yankees. He had gone 0-4 (A’s were 0-5) in his previous five starts, after opening the season a respectable 3-3. This marks Cotton’s first start against the White Sox. Pelfrey is coming off one of his better performances of 2017, matching his season high by going six innings and allowing only one run on four hits to win 5-2 on Saturday at Toronto. It marked only the second start of the year in which Pelfrey did not allow a walk and boosted his record to 3-1 over his last seven appearances (six starts / team is 4-2). However, Pelfrey has lost all four career starts against the Athletics, sporting a 7.97 ERA.

The pick: Pelfrey’s career record against Oakland offers some concern but as noted, he’s pitched very well his last six starts (7 ERs allowed over 31 IP for a 2.03 ERA). The White Sox have averaged 5.22 RPG at home and face an Oakland team which is 9-25 on the road, allowing 5.56 RPG. Take the home team.

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Odds & Pick from Brandon Lee: June 21st 2017

Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics
MLB Pick: Astros -121 odds (June 21st 2017)
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This is simply too good of a price to pass up on the Astros, who own baseballs best record at 48-24. Houston has won each of the first two in the series, including a 8-4 win yesterday at basically a pick’em (-105). The offense is in great form right now, averaging 5.7 runs/game and hitting .317 as a team over their last 7. Not to mention Houston is scoring a ridiculous 6.6 runs/game on the road on the season. I like their chances of getting to Oakland’s Sean Manaea, who is coming off a miserable start at home against the Yankees, where he allowed 5 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks. Houston will send out Michael Fiers, who has been lights out in his last 2 starts, giving up just 1 earned run on 7 hits over 14 1/3 innings (1.40 ERA in L3 starts). Houston is also 14-4 in their last 18 road games after 2 or more wins and 11/2 in their last 13 road games after a win by 4 or more runs. Give me the Astros -121!

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MLB Prediction: Blue Jays vs. Athletics Odds from Will Rogers: June 7th 2017

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics
MLB Prediction: Toronto -113 odds (June 7th 2017)
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The set-up: The Oakland A’s have a chance to complete their first series sweep of the season when they host the Toronto Blue Jays for the finale of this three-game series Wednesday afternoon. Oakland won 5-3 on Monday and 4-1 last night. The Blue Jays had climbed within a game of .500 (28-29) and had won three in a row on the road before dropping these first two meetings with the Athletics and are now 28-31 as they look to avoid a sweep. Oakland is just 26-32 and 15 1/2 games back of the ML-best Houston Astros.

The pitching matchup: Francisco Liriano (3-2 & 5.94 ERA) gets the ball for Toronto and Jharel Cotton (3-6 & 5.11 ERA) for Oakland. Liriano returned from a stint on the disabled list to toss five solid innings Friday, allowing two runs and four hits in a 7-5 victory over the New York Yankees. He owns  a 1.80 WHIP to go along with his 5.94 ERA but the Jays are 5-3 in his eight starts, including winning his last four. Liriano owns a 5-4 record and 4.23 ERA in 16 career appearances (14 starts / teams are 7-7) against Oakland. Cotton lost his third consecutive start Thursday, allowing five runs (just one earned) on four hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings at Cleveland. The rookie has particularly struggled at home, going 1-3 with an 8.27 ERA while surrendering five or more runs in three of his four outings. Cotton will be facing Toronto for the first time in his career.

The pick: Cotton’s home woes are real (1.90 WHIP along with that 8.27 ERA) and as noted, Toronto has won Liriano’s last four starts. Liriano has had two brutal starts in 2017 (his season debut plus at home against Cleveland on May 10, right before he went on the DL) but in his other six, has allowed more than two ERs just once (three) in those six starts. Take Toronto.