Oakland @ Chicago
Oakland +105 over Chicago

Posted at 10:45 AM EST. Odds subject to change.

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Oakland +105 over Chicago

2:10 PM EST. Paul Blackburn (RHP - OAK) has a 4.00 ERA, 25.3% K%, and 6.6% BB% in 79 innings this year and he’s actually turned into a reliable starter that almost always gives the A’s a chance to win. What’s even more interesting is that he’s had some poor fortune yet he has still produced some decent numbers despite a very unlucky .351 BABIP which has led to a misleading 1.45 WHIP. The league average for BABIP is .298 so some positive regression is due for Mr. Blackburn. He also has a more than respectable BB/K split of 27/80 in 79 innings.

A 3.47 ERA on the season makes it tempting to get behind Mike Clevinger (RHP - CHW) and the White Sox against the A's, who own the league's worst offense (.224 BA, .671 OPS). However, Clevinger’s 5.26 xERA warns to stay away, and the A's have actually been hitting a little better in August (.717 OPS), and are tied for 5th in HR for the month with 34. Add in Clevinger's 51% fly ball rate and Guaranteed Rate Field's homer friendliness (+15% RH HR, +46% LH HR), and this has the potential to get ugly for Cleveinger.

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Our Pick

Oakland +105 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.10)

Cincinnati -1½ +114 over Miami
Washington +130 over Milwaukee