White Sox vs. Athletics Game 1 Betting Odds, Sharp Action, Model Projections, Expert Picks

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White Sox vs. Athletics Odds

White Sox Odds -120 [Bet Now]
Athletics Odds +100 [Bet Now]
Over/Under 7.5 [Bet Now]
First Pitch 3 p.m. ET
TV ESPN

Odds via PointsBet, where you can win $125 if the White Sox get 1 hit today.


Daytime playoff baseball to get through a Tuesday? No complaints here. And this afternoon’s 3 p.m. ET meeting between the White Sox and Athletics has been perhaps the most interesting to break down from a betting perspective.

Sure, it’s no Gerrit Cole vs. Shane Bieber, but it’s lighting up our new PRO Report feature more than any other game on today’s slate.

That’s because it’s drawn sharp action, big bets, an edge from our model’s projections and picks from our MLB experts.

Those signals, however, aren’t necessarily all in agreement. So let’s break it down.


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White Sox vs. Athletics PRO Report

While big bets from sharps have been landing on Oakland, one aspect of this matchup has led to a big projection edge on the White Sox that’s attracting our experts.

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Sharp Action

As some of the very early lines for this game gave out better prices on the A’s, sharps took advantage. Per Sports Insights Bet Signals, which track and record instances of market-moving action that comes as a result of professional action, sharps hit Oakland at +120 and +118 — helping to bring the line to its settling point.

Sharp Action edge: Athletics

Big Money

In addition to that pair of signals, the bet-vs.-money discrepancy has pointed toward a potentially sharp backing of Oakland. The Athletics’ 43% backing has generated 66% of actual money hitting the matchup, meaning bigger bets — which are more likely to come from sharps — are landing on the underdog.

Big Money edge: Athletics

Model Projections

This is perhaps the most striking of the four indicators lighting up for this matchup.

As the White Sox have absolutely dominated lefties this year (14-0 vs. lefty starters), our model — compiled by Sean Zerillo — presents Chicago as a -182 favorite over Jesus Luzardo, given plenty of value on the South Siders at the current number.

Model Projections edge: White Sox [Bet Now in Illinois!]

Top Experts

Likely a result of that mismatch, two of our top MLB experts have taken the White Sox in this game. You can follow all of our experts’ picks by downloading the Action App.

Top Experts edge: White Sox [Bet Now in Illinois!]

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