Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees Betting Preview

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The Chicago White Sox will be facing off against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago will televise this AL matchup.

Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Chicago (+210) as the underdog to New York (-230). The total is sitting at 9.5 runs and gamblers can wager on the over for -105 or the under for -115. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at -105 for the White Sox +1.5 runs and -115 for the Yankees -1.5 runs.

The White Sox are 52-79 SU and have gone 66-64 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 13.5 units for moneyline gamblers and 3.8 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 83-48 SU and 67-63 ATS. They’ve gained 3.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline while earning 3.8 units ATS. New York has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Yankees games have a 58-65-7 over/under record in 2018. The White Sox have an over/under record of 64-60-6.

Right-hander James Shields will get the nod for the visiting White Sox. Shields is 5-15 with a 4.59 ERA and 132 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Yankees this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 2.84 ERA and two strikeouts across six and one-third innings).

The Yankees are sending righty Lance Lynn (8-9, 4.84 ERA) to the mound. Lynn has 133 punchouts and 70 walks to his name, as well as a 1.57 WHIP. Lynn is 2-1 with 24 strikeouts and a 2.95 ERA over three starts against Chicago this year.

Chicago’s pitching staff allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.05 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 6.73 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.47, along with a WHIP of 1.40 and a K/9 of 9.64.

The White Sox offense has slashed .244/.306/.411 on its way to 4.2 runs scored per game this season, including 5.2 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

First baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez have paced Chicago’s offense. Abreu is hitting .272/.331/.491 with 22 home runs, 78 RBIs and 67 runs scored, while Sanchez is hitting .244 with seven homers, 45 RBIs and 49 runs scored.

In the other dugout, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starters have an ERA of 4.04, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.2. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 3.13, a WHIP of 1.18 and a K/9 of 11.4.

The New York hitters have put up 5.2 runs per contest, including 6.2 per game over its last 10 games and 5.8 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .251/.335/.457 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Yankees’ batters have been led by Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar. Stanton is hitting .277/.350/.523 with 32 home runs, 82 RBIs and 84 runs scored, and Andujar’s line is .301/.332/.526 with 21 homers, 72 RBIs and 68 runs scored.

The White Sox have lost 6.6 units and are 50-48 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 49 of those games, as opposed to 44 that’ve gone under against righties. On the other hand, the Yankees have lost 7.7 units and are 50-44 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s cashed in 43 of those games, compared to 48 that’ve gone under.

Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees Prediction

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in only two of Chicago’s last seven games.
  • Chicago fielders have six errors over the last 10 games, compared to 12 errors for New York over its last 10.
  • The White Sox have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 17 over their last 10.