Chicago White Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds Matchup

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The Chicago White Sox will face the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET and WGN will be televising this interleague showdown.

Chicago White Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds Odds

Chicago (+170) is the underdog to Cincinnati (-180) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this night game at 9.5 runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under). The games most recent runline odds sit at -130 for taking the White Sox +1.5 runs and +110 for the Reds -1.5.

The Reds are 49-35 against the spread (ATS)despite being only 37-48 straight up (SU). They’ve lost 4.9 units for moneyline bettors while earning 4.0 units (ATS). The White Sox are 29-55 SU and have gone 42-41 ATS. In total, the teams lost 16.2 units for moneyline gamblers and 6.4 units ATS.

Reds games have a 41-39-4 over/under record so far in 2018. Chicago has an over/under record of 37-41-5.

Lucas Giolito is getting the nod for the visiting White Sox. The right-handed Giolito is 5-7 with a 6.59 ERA and 51 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Reds this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Reds will put the ball in the right hand of Anthony DeSclafani (3-1, 4.45 ERA), who has 24 strikeouts and nine walks this season as well as a 1.27 WHIP. DeSclafani did not record any MLB pitching stats in 2017.

Cincinnati’s pitchers have given up 5.0 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The clubs starters have a 5.13 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.95 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 8.1 K/9.

The Cincinnati hitters are putting up 4.6 runs per outing, including 6.5 per game over its last 10 games and 6.2 per game over their last five. The team has hit .283/.367/.446 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Second baseman Scooter Gennett and first baseman Joey Votto have led the Reds offense this year. Gennett is slashing .336/.377/.528 with 13 home runs, 54 RBIs and 49 runs scored, while Votto’s line is .295/.427/.446 with eight homers, 43 RBIs and 44 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 5.19 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 6.26 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.14, along with a WHIP of 1.45 and a K/9 of 9.29.

The White Sox offense has slashed .244/.304/.399 on its way to 3.9 runs scored per game this season, including 5.7 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 4.2 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).

Chicago’s hitters have been paced by first baseman Jose Abreu and third baseman Yolmer Sanchez. Abreu is slashing .269/.325/.469 with 12 home runs, 50 RBIs and 41 runs scored, while Sanchez (.259/.303/.408) is up to five homers, 37 RBIs, 31 runs and nine stolen bases.

Chicago White Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Reds, ATS Winner – White Sox, O/U – UNDER

Betting Notes

  • Chicago has logged 20 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Cincinnati has 15 XBH over its last five.
  • Cincinnati has recorded 25.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 25.0 over its last five.
  • The White Sox have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games. The Reds have hit 13 over their last 10.