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Trey Mancini and the Baltimore Orioles will head west to play the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. NBC Sports Chicago will be airing this AL showdown and the game is scheduled to get going at 8:10 p.m. ET.

Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox Odds

Chicago (-135) is the favorite over Baltimore (+125) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this night game at nine runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under). There’s a runline of Orioles +1.5 (-170) and White Sox -1.5 (+150) for this matchup.

The White Sox are 11-14 straight up (SU) and 11-13 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 2.0 units for moneyline bettors and 4.0 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total went over in five of those seven. The Orioles have gone 10-19 SU this year and are 11-17 ATS. Overall, the club has accumulated 1.3 units for moneyline gamblers in this young season, but have lost 6.8 units ATS. Baltimore is 3-5 ATS over its last seven games and the over has cashed in five of those seven.

White Sox games have an over/under record of 15-9 so far in 2019. Orioles games have gone over 18 times, gone under 10 times and pushed on zero occasions.

Southpaw John Means is projected to start for Baltimore. Means is 3-2 with a 1.74 ERA and 23 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with six strikeouts and a 1.80 ERA against Chicago this year.

The White Sox will send lefty Manny Banuelos (1-0, 2.51 ERA) to the mound. Banuelos has 13 strikeouts and eight walks to his name as well as a 1.40 WHIP. Banuelos is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against Baltimore this year.

Baltimore’s pitching staff allowed 6.3 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.48 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 6.99 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 6.68, along with a WHIP of 1.42 and a K/9 of 8.22.

The Orioles offense has slashed .240/.303/.393 on its way to 4.2 runs scored per game this year, including 4.0 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 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, while Villar has a .274 average with three homers, 10 RBIs, 19 runs and six stolen bases.

For the home team, Chicago’s pitchers have given up 5.6 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 6.31, a WHIP of 1.59 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.4. The bullpen has a 4.35 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8.8 K/9.

Chicago’s offense has produced 5.0 runs per outing, including 5.7 per game over its last 10 games and 6.4 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .324/.384/.492 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Shortstop Tim Anderson and third baseman Yoan Moncada have paced the White Sox hitters so far. Anderson is slashing .385/.404/.604 with five home runs, 16 RBIs, 20 runs and 10 stolen bases, while Moncada’s line is .324/.378/.588 with six homers, 20 RBIs and 21 runs.

The Orioles have lost 2.5 units and are 2-8 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in six of those games, as opposed to four that’ve hit the under against lefty starters. On the other hand, the White Sox have lost 1.2 units and are 4-4 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in four of those games, compared to four which went under the total.

Orioles at White Sox MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in five of Chicago’s last seven games.
  • Chicago has posted 26.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 30.4 over its last five.
  • The Orioles have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The White Sox have hit 15 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 .760 overall and .701 against lefties.