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The Chicago White Sox will welcome the Baltimore Orioles to Guaranteed Rate Field in the 1 game of a doubleheader. The game gets underway 4:10 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago will be showing this AL matchup.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Chicago White Sox Odds

Baltimore (+155) is the underdog to Chicago (-165) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under). Gamblers can also bet on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds coming in at Orioles +1.5 runs (-140) and White Sox -1.5 runs (+120).

The White Sox are 12-14 straight up (SU) and 13-13 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 0.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 1.4 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Orioles have gone 10-20 SU this year and are 11-19 against the spread. Overall, the team’s lost 0.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline in the season’s early going and 9.7 units ATS. Baltimore’s covered the spread just once in its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.

Chicago games have an over/under record of 15-11 so far in 2019. The Orioles have been a decent over bet with a total record of 18-12.

Right-hander David Hess is projected to start for the visiting Orioles. Hess is 1-4 with a 5.88 ERA and 18 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with three strikeouts and a 7.20 ERA against Chicago this year.

The White Sox will put the ball in the left hand of Carlos Rodon (3-2, 4.94 ERA, 1.39 WHIP), who has 40 strikeouts and 15 walks. Rodon has yet to face the Orioles this year and did not register a start against them in 2018.

Chicago’s pitching staff has allowed 5.5 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 6.18, a WHIP of 1.58 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.4. The bullpen has a 4.29 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.

The Chicago hitters have produced 5.0 runs per contest, including 5.7 per game over its last 10 games and 5.0 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .310/.385/.489 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Tim Anderson and third baseman Yoan Moncada have led the charge for the White Sox offense this year. Anderson is slashing .375/.394/.615 with six home runs, 18 RBIs, 21 runs and 10 stolen bases, and Moncada is batting .314 with six homers, 20 RBIs and 22 runs.

In the other dugout, Baltimore’s pitchers have allowed 6.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.55 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 6.87 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 6.59, along with a WHIP of 1.42.

The Orioles offense has slashed .241/.304/.392 on its way to 4.2 runs scored per game in 2019, including 3.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 2.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

Outfielder Trey Mancini and second baseman Jonathan Villar have led Baltimore’s hitters. Mancini is slashing .355/.405/.618 with six home runs, 14 RBIs and 23 runs scored. Villar (.262/.328/.402) has produced three homers, 10 RBIs, 19 runs and six stolen bases.

The White Sox have lost 0.8 units and are 7-9 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 11 of those games, as opposed to five that’ve hit the under against righty starters.

Orioles at White Sox MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – White Sox, ATS Winner – Orioles, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in three of Baltimore’s last seven games.
  • The Orioles have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The White Sox have hit 13 over their last 10.
  • The Orioles have a total OPS of .696 this season and an OPS of .692 against left-handed pitchers. The White Sox’ OPS sits at .767 overall and .729 against lefties.
  • Baltimore has posted 21.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 17.0 over its last five.