The Oakland Athletics could be a team to take in Friday MLB gambling considering the amount of success they have had against Chicago’s Mark Buehrle.
The A’s are 12-3 against Buerhle in his career including 6-0 in Oakland. The White Sox have a better overall record than the A’s but in this baseball gambling matchup Oakland might be the way to go.
MLB gambling odds may favor the A’s since they will have Trevor Cahill on the mound. He is 9-3 on the season with a 3.19 ERA. He is just 1-1 though in his last three starts with a 5.03 ERA. He has pitched just over 14 innings in his career against the White Sox without getting a decision and has an ERA of 4.30 against Chicago.
Buehrle is 8-8 on the season with a 4.18 ERA. He has pitched well lately going 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA in his last three starts. Even though he is 3-12 in his career against the A’s his ERA is not that bad at 3.93.
Chicago can win on the road in baseball gambling as they have been above .500 away from home this season. The White Sox don’t do anything to overwhelm opponents as they are just above average in runs scored and in ERA. Somehow they have found a way to win though and they are a threat to win the American League Central. With the Tigers and Twins struggling, the White Sox could be the team that comes away with the division title.
Oakland does just enough to give fans and gamblers some hope. The A’s will win four or five in a row and everyone will think they are good and then they go on a losing streak. The A’s have some young talent but it is very inconsistent. The A’s are 6th in the league in pitching and that is the main reason they win games. Their offense is poor as they rank 24th in the league in runs per game. Oakland is much better at home than they are on the road so they should get some attention in this game against the White Sox. Buehrle has the more recognizable name but Cahill has better numbers and Oakland has been solid at home this season.