Baltimore Orioles vs. Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

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The Baltimore Orioles are set to face off against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field in the 2 game of their doubleheader. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network is in line to televise this AL showdown. The game is scheduled to get going at 7:40 p.m. ET.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Chicago White Sox Odds

Baltimore (+130) is the underdog to Chicago (-140) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total currently sit at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds standing at Orioles +1.5 runs (-170) and White Sox -1.5 runs (+150).

The White Sox are 12-14 straight up (SU) and 13-13 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 0.1 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 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 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 0.8 units for gamblers taking the moneyline in this young season and 9.7 units ATS. Baltimore has covered the spread just once in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Chicago games have an over/under record of 15-11 so far in 2019. Orioles games have gone over 18 times, gone under 12 times and pushed on zero occasions.

Right-hander Andrew Cashner will get the nod for Baltimore. Cashner is 4-1 with a 4.18 ERA and 20 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with five strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA against Chicago this year.

The White Sox will put the ball in the right hand of Ivan Nova (0-3, 8.42 ERA, 1.75 WHIP), who’s got 18 strikeouts and six walks this season. Nova is 0-1 with four strikeouts and a 20.25 ERA in one start against Baltimore this year.

As a unit, Chicago’s pitchers have given up 5.5 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starting pitching staff has 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.

Chicago’s hitters are putting up 5.0 runs per outing, 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 matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Shortstop Tim Anderson and third baseman Yoan Moncada have led the White Sox offense so far. Anderson is slashing .375/.394/.615 with six home runs, 18 RBIs, 21 runs and 10 steals, while Moncada is batting .314 with six homers, 20 RBIs and 22 runs.

In the other dugout, Baltimore’s pitching staff 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 managed an ERA of 6.59, along with a K-per-9 of 8.31.

Orioles hitters have slashed .241/.304/.392 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game this season, 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 offense. Mancini is hitting .355/.405/.618 with six home runs, 14 RBIs and 23 runs scored, while 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, compared to five that’ve hit the under against righties.

Orioles at White Sox Free Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in three of Baltimore’s last seven contests.
  • 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 an OPS of .696 this season and an OPS of .700 against right-handed pitchers. The White Sox’ OPS stands at .767 overall and .784 against righties.
  • Chicago has recorded 26.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 26.6 over its last five.